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Architecture in Helsinki experience the Moment Bends

on February 01, 2011, 3:45pm

Press releases for any band’s new album make a lot of big statements. While not every release may be the most grandiose and epic effort in the history of music, you can’t blame people for trying. If you’re to believe the folks pushing the new effort by Architecture in Helsinki, then Moment Bends will be the first great modernist pop album of 2011. If you’re more inclined to judge said statement on your own, then you just have to wait till May 3rd when the album drops.

Recorded over two years at the band’s studio space, the royally-titled Buckingham Palace, the band enlisted friend/collaborator Francois Tetaz to aid them in creating dance floor-ready rhythms that are as sophisticated and romantic as they are move-inducing. According to songwriter Cameron Bird, the LP is all about “being at one with our ideas, obsessed with popular music and falling in love with our hometown. We wanted to build a record to get lost in. A record that always feels exactly what you are feeling.”

For an early taste, watch the video for “That Beep” below. The band will also be on tour in the U.S. starting in June, with a few gigs in their home country of Australia later this month and a tour of Europe through April kicking things off. Moment Bends hits stores May 3rd via Cooperative Music USA/Downtown Records.

Moment Bends Tracklist:
01. Desert Island
02. Escapee
03. Contact High
04. W.O.W
05. Yr Go To
06. Sleep Talkin’
07. I Know Deep Down
08. That Beep
09. Denial Style
10. Everything’s Blue
11. B4 3D

Architecture in Helsinki 2011 Tour Dates:
02/19 – Wiseman’s Ferry, AU @ Playground Weekender
02/26 – Launceston, AU @ MS Festival
03/13 -  Meredith, VIC, AU @ VIC- Great Plains Festival
04/06 -  Hamburg, DE @ Knust
04/07 -  Luxembourg, LX @ Rotondes
04/08 -  Paris, FR @ Gaité Lyrique, Super Mon Amour! Festival
04/09 -  Rotterdam, NL @ Motel Mozaique Festival
04/10 -  Strasbourg, BE @ Laiterie, Super Mon Amour! Festival
04/12 -  Manchester, UK @ Academy3
04/13 -  London, UK @ XOYO
04/14 -  Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor
04/15 -  Dublin, UK @ The Button Factory
04/16 -  Brighton, UK @ Concorde2
04/18 -  Cologne, DE @ Genaude 9
04/19 -  Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
04/20 -  Berlin, DE @ Maria
04/21 -  Vienna, AT @ Wuk
04/22 -  Prague, CZ @ Sperm Festival
04/24 -  Zurich, CH @ Kaseme
04/25 -  Turin. IT @ Spazio 211
04/26 -  Milan, IT @ Magnolia
06/01 -  Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda
06/02 -  San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
06/03 -  San Francisco, CA @ Slims
06/05 -  Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
06/06 -  Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
06/10 -  Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity
06/11 -  Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
06/14 -  Boston, MA @ Paradise
06/16 -  New York, NY @ Webster Hall
06/17 -  Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
06/18 -  Washington, DC @ 9-30 Club
06/19 -  Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall

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