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Listen: Choir of Young Believers - “Serious Lover”

Grasque Due Out February 19, 2016 via Ghostly International

Nov 30, 2015

Denmark's Choir of Young Believers are releasing their new album, Grasque, on February 19, 2016 via Ghostly International. It's the follow-up to 2012's criminally under-heard and underappreciated second album, Rhine Gold. Previously the band has shared "Face Melting," which appears on the album and which we premiered the video for, and the video for "Jeg Ser Dig."  More

Choir of Young Believers Announce New Album, “Grasque,” Share Video for “Jeg Ser Dig”

Grasque Due Out February 19, 2016 via Ghostly International

Nov 02, 2015

Denmark's Choir of Young Believers have announced a new album, the follow-up to 2012's criminally under-heard and underappreciated second album, Rhine GoldGrasque is due out February 19, 2016 via Ghostly International.  More

May 27, 2015

The video for Choir of Young Believers’ new single “Face Melting” features some decidedly down to earth visuals.  More

May 06, 2015

It's been three years since Rhine Gold, the criminally under-heard and underappreciated second album by Denmark's Choir of Young Believers. Now they are back with a new single, "Face Melting," and promise of a new album for release in late 2015. More

Mar 27, 2013

Choir of Young Believers have premiered a new music for their Rhine Gold track "Paralyze." More

Aug 23, 2012

This October, Choir of Young Believers is hitting the road in support of their excellent sophomore album, Rhine Gold. In honor of the occasion, the Danish collective has allowed us to debut melancholy album gem, “Have I Ever Truly Been Here.”  More

Under the Radar Announces Full Details for June/July Issue Featuring Yeasayer on the Cover

Issue also Includes Beach House, Liars, Hot Chip, Sigur Rós, Hot Chip, Father John Misty, Aubrey Plaza, and more

May 26, 2012

Under the Radar’s June/July 2012 Issue features Yeasayer on the cover as well as interviews with Beach House, ChromaticsPeaking LightsM. WardEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosLower DensSoulsavers featuring Dave GahanFather John Misty vs. Aubrey PlazaSigur RósHot Chip, and others.  More

Stream Choir of Young Believers’ “Rhine Gold”

Out April 10 Via Ghostly International

Apr 02, 2012

On April 10, Choir of Young Believers will drop sophomore album, Rhine Gold. We've got the advance stream.  More

Check Out Photos from Wednesday March 14th SXSW 2012 Events

Including Dan Deacon, Sharon Van Etten, Zola Jesus, Purity Ring and More!

Mar 28, 2012

Check out more photos from SXSW 2012 events on Wednesday, March 14th including shots of Dan DeaconSharon Van EttenZola JesusPurity RingKindnessPrince Rama, and Choir of Young Believers More

Check Out Photos from Thursday’s Under the Radar SXSW 2012 Day Party

Including Chairlift, Bear in Heaven, Taken by Trees, Com Truise and More

Mar 19, 2012

Check out photos from Thursday's Under the Radar SXSW 2012 Day Party including shots of ChairliftBear in HeavenTaken by TreesCom TruiseZambriSlow Club, and Choir of Young Believers More

Mar 15, 2012

SXSW starts with a hug. And—if you’re very lucky—a kiss. Sure it’s a music conference, a place where new bands head to earn their buzz, established bands visit to hock their wares, and everyone goes to practice the age-old art of FOMO. But before all that “work,” friends, co-workers, band members, and publicists start it all off with a squeeze. We may whine about the long hours, the endless schedules, and all forms of “work” (again with the quotation marks) but don’t let our kvetching fool you—this is summer camp for the music industry. More

Choir of Young Believers – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Playing Under the Radar's Second SXSW 2012 Party, Thursday, March 15 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 06, 2012

On March 15 Under the Radar will host the second of three free SXSW Day parties sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting party opener, Choir of Young Believers More

Under the Radar Announces Three SXSW Day Parties: of Montreal to Perform The Sunlandic Twins

Lineup Also Includes Chairlift, The Drums, Reggie Watts, Deerhoof, Bear in Heaven, Youth Lagoon, La Sera, Taken By Trees, and more

Feb 29, 2012

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for its three SXSW 2012 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 14th, Thursday, March 15th, and Friday, March 16th. The Friday party, which is presented by Shure, will feature headliner of Montreal performing their beloved 2004 album The Sunlandic Twins in its entirety, the only SXSW 2012 performance of the album. The lineup also includes ChairliftThe DrumsReggie WattsDeerhoofBear in HeavenYouth LagoonLa SeraTaken By Trees, and more. More

Nov 22, 2011

Following their much-praised debut This Is for the White in Your Eyes, Danish orchestral-pop collective Choir of Young Believers (led by Jannis Noya Makrigianni) have announced the release of their fothcoming sophomore effort, Rhine Gold. More



Reviews

Grasque

Grasque

Ghostly International

Feb 16, 2016

Choir of Young Believer's third record, Grasque, began life as another project entirely. Frontman Jannis Noya Makrigiannis originally imagined the album as a new side-project, but changed his mind somewhere along the way. He kept the new project's band name, Grasque, and took Choir back to its roots as a mainly solo effort.  More

Rhine Gold

Rhine Gold

Ghostly International

Apr 16, 2012

Danish outfit Choir of Young Believers' second LP mines breezy folk, synth pop, progressive narratives, and electronic experimentation for inspiration, somehow wrapping it all tightly up in a streamlined package that threatens to spill out from its modest trappings. More

SXSW Recap Day 1: Choir of Young Believers, Dan Deacon, Zola Jesus, Purity Ring and More

Mar 19, 2012

SXSW starts with a hug. And—if you’re very lucky—a kiss. Sure it’s a music conference, a place where new bands head to earn their buzz, established bands visit to hock their wares, and everyone goes to practice the age-old art of FOMO. But before all that “work,” friends, co-workers, band members, and publicists start it all off with a squeeze. We may whine about the long hours, the endless schedules, and all forms of “work” (again with the quotation marks) but don’t let our kvetching fool you—this is summer camp for the music industry. More

Choir of Young Believers at the Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA, October 21st, 2009

Oct 23, 2009

As any music snob will readily admit, one of the greatest joys in life is catching a little known band before they break big. Pardon me for braggingas I presumptuously swirl my drink and haughtily raise my nose skywardbut when Choir of Young Believers claw their way out of obscurity and into larger venues, you're in for quite a treat. More