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ARTIST
TITLE
IO
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
STATLER 014CD STATLER 014CD
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RELEASE DATE
6/30/2009

This is the debut full-length release by Copenhagen's Thomas Bred aka Antifilm. Thomas has been making music for over a decade, operating out of his apartment and using his neighbor's piano. Nowadays, his studio is full of guitars and pedals, and his songs have a different texture, but one can still hear that piano on some of the tracks. Some of his previous tracks were burned onto homemade CD-Rs for sale at the local record shop or passed on to friends, wrapped in handcrafted paper sleeves. One of these tracks found its way to Danish public radio and ended up on their indie chart, "Det Elektriske Barometer," where it stayed for eight weeks. Now, Statler & Waldorf introduce Antifilm to an international audience with IO, which has been mastered by Kramer (Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Daniel Johnston, Low, etc.) and is filled with lush, guitar-led songs with vocals well-obscured by layer after layer of haze and fuzz, recalling the best of My Bloody Valentine/Swervedriver/Ride-era shoegaze. Other tracks augment the nostalgia with a mandolin here, a driving bass there, or an organ purr, like the yearning, Wilco-ish pop hit, "Here Comes The Son."