With their combination of old analog keyboards, Norwegian pop melodies, and an amazing live show, the Casiokids have quickly created an imprint for their sound. Starting as a keyboard-based electronic-dance band, the quintet has since added guitar and drums to create a more visual experience. It helps that the show incorporates a blend of shadow puppets, video projections and animal costumes. This theatrical live show led to their discovery by Of Montreal. Casiokids have since released the first ever Norwegian language pop single in the UK, the double A-sided GrÃ¸nt lys i alle ledd/Togens hule via Moshi Moshi.
The band will now attack the US market with the June 8th release of Topp stemning pÃ¥ lokal bar (loosely translated to “Great vibe at local bar”). Polyvinyl hand-selected eight tracks of the band’s expansive catalog, which will be accompanied by a bonus disc of new material consisting of six remixes and two covers. You can check-out a the 16-track listing below, as well as the single “Finn Bikkjen!”. The CD/2xLP can be pre-ordered here.
To promote the US release, Casiokids have been playing everywhere, including 12-date kindergarten tour in Norway, Europe’s largest festivals, and their recent tour with Hot Chip. If you’re headed to SXSW, which you should be, you can check them out, as they will be making numerous appearances. Other dates follow, but don’t expect too many US shows.
Topp stemning pÃ¥ lokal bar Tracklist:|
01. GrÃ¸nt Lys I Alle Ledd
02.Fot I Hose
03. Verdens StÃ¸rste Land
04. Finn Bikkjen!
05. Min Siste Dag
06. En Ville Hest
08. Togens Hule
09. Verdens StÃ¸rste Land (Velferd Remix)
10. Fot I Hose (Captain Credible Mix)
11. Det Snurrer (By Familjen, Casiokids Remake)
12. Verdens StÃ¸rste Land (Captain Credible’s Orechestral Stab Mix)
13. Fot I Hose (Axemax & Big P Remix)
14. Hun Er Min Venstre HÃ¥nd (By James Yuill, Casiokids Translation)
15. Fot I Hose (Lo-Fi Fink Extension)
16. Verdens StÃ¸rste Land (Axemax & Big P Remix)
Casiokids 2010 Tour Dates:
03/06 – Larvik, NO @ Larvik Kulturhus Bolgen
03/08 – Bergen, NO @ Uken @ NHH
03/12 – Stavanger, NO @ Folken
03/17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW @ Creekside Lounge (SXSW)
03/17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW @ Plush Bar (SXSW)
03/18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW @ Moshi Moshi Party (SXSW)
03/18 – Austin, TX @ Cedar Street (SXSW)
03/19 – Austin, TX @ Lose Control Party (SXSW)
03/19 – Austin, TX @ Polyvinly Showcase (SXSW)
04/16 – Oslo, NO @ Novafest
06/02 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/17 – Farsund, NO @ Kjorrefjordfestivalen
08/10 – Oslo, NO @ Oyafestivalen