Video Premiere & Contest: Tomorrow We Move To Hawaii - Still Life

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We’re stoked to team up with Austin-based label Red Eye Transit once again to premiere Norwegian indie-electro duo (and an instant band crush of ours from the first listen) Tomorrow We Move To Hawaii's “Still Life,” the addictive title track from their four-song debut EP. The Thor Brenne-directed conceptual video was shot in an indoor parking lot in Oslo and sees a contemporary dancer cutting loose to Eyvind Brox’ wacky synthy beats and Marianne Stranger’s intoxicating sublime vocals. We are avid fans of this duo and of how effortlessly they bring out the wild dancers in us. Watch the video below and you will be too.

More exciting news: Red Eye Transit sent us 5 copies of the Still Life 12” to give away along with accompanying tote bags, as well as bottle-opener keychains and beer koozies (all shown below). To win one of the 5 packages, like us on Facebook and answer this question. Contest ends on June 28th inclusively, and we’ll pick 5 people randomly from the batch. Good luck all!

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Video Premiere: Tomorrow We Move To Hawaii - Kill Romance (official video)

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Norwegian natives Tomorrow We Move To Hawaii are the electronic duo that you didn’t know you wanted to bounce to ‘til now. They move with bravado while still retaining a demure tone to them. Made up of one part Marianne Stranger (vocals) and one part Eyvind Brox (synth/drums), they make danceable electro-pop music that rattles your brain with a rumbling bass and earworm hooks. After years of musical experimentation, the band formed in 2010 and the Still Life EP is their first official release on Austin label Red Eye Transit.

Today, we present you exclusively the video for “Kill Romance,” taken from the said EP. It was directed and shot by Thomas Holtermann Østgaard and set on location of visual artist Cecilie Lind's exhibition What the Fuck is Wrong with Visual Candy?. It’s a concept of paradoxes; the visually appealing and tasty look of Lind’s art juxtaposed with the ugly, hulking gorilla that lurks between shots. “As romance in first glance, it was candy for the eye, but fragile with easily breakable materials. The essence of the track was for me how something beautiful can turn ugly—love gone wrong…” explains Østgaard. “The video is a collage of symbols and expressions. In the same way as the exhibition you can look at it for quite a while and still find new details, but as someone said: what the fuck is wrong with visual candy?”.

You can watch the video, featuring the lovely Marianne Stranger and that aforementioned ugly gorilla, below. If you’re hungry for more, check out the tracks “Still Life” (stay tuned as we’ll be unveiling its video next week when we’ll be having our first ever giveaway contest!) and “Feathers,” both from the Still Life EP and embedded underneath the video.

Tomorrow We Move To Hawaii are currently working on their debut full-length in Oslo and will be embarking on a North America tour this fall.

Tomorrow We Move to Hawaii - Still Life

Tomorrow We Move to Hawaii is an Oslo-based chillwave electro duo, composed of Eyvind Brox and Marianne Stranger, that has caught our attention recently. Though they’ve been making music for a couple of years in Europe, they’re relatively unknown to us here in the Western hemisphere. Austin-based label Red Eye Transit is trying to change that; they released the band’s debut EP Still Life last month, and if you dig bands similar to The Knife, you’ll dig it. Listen to the title track, “Still Life,” below.

Lemâitre - Friction

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Norwegian indie-electronic duo Lemâitre have just released another video from their new EP Relativity 3. This time, they gave Johannes Greve Muskat the task to direct the video for “Fiction” and the result is pure awesomeness. Check it out below.

Lemâitre - Continuum

Norwegian indie-electronic duo Lemâitre have a new EP coming out on March 4th called Relativity 3, via their own imprint Substellar Records, and they’ve just released a video for the lead-track “Continuum.” Check it out below.

Maya Vik - Bummer Gun

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We’re currently obssessing over Norwegian songstress Maya Vik after reading about her on Scandinavian-obssessed blog Ja Ja Ja earlier today. Vik isn’t exactly a newcomer to the scene, having been part of pop group Montée prior to parting them to start her solo career. She released her debut album Bummer Gun at the end of last year via Oslo Records, and has just unveiled the video for her new single, also titled “Bummer Gun.” We’re loving the black and white video, directed by Pål Laukli, pairing with the Billy Jean-influenced beats, and we’re sure you will as well. Also check out the equally awesome “On It (Kapow!),” released previously. Both embedded below for your aural pleasures.

Highasakite - My Soldier

One of our favourite up-and-coming Norwegian bands Highasakite have just released a video for their new single “My Soldier,” taken from their self-titled EP out now via Denstad Rec Play Forward. Expect their debut album to follow in early 2013. The video for the track was directed by Apparatet.

Young Dreams - Fog of War

Norwegian orchestral pop collective Young Dreams have just released a video for their single “Fog of War.” Signed on the always reliable Modular Records, they released a remix EP for the track a couple of weeks ago that included remixes by Baio, Korallreven and Lemonade. Craving for more? Their debut album is penciled in for February 2013. Watch the gorgeous but disturbing video, directed by Kristoffer Borgli, below.

Frost - Something New

"Something New" is the latest single from Norwegian electropop duo Frost's album Radiomagnetic, now available via FrostWorld Recordings. The single is featured in an 8-minute video of the same name, directed by Carl Critical. The footage is part of an obscure documentary project entitled Ghost Radio Hunter, a collaboration between Carl Critical, Russian underground filmmaker Kostya Shamshin and Frost, covering an expedition into the Arctic looking for the source of mysterious radio signals that were the inspiration for the making of the album Radiomagnetic.

Team Me - With My Hands Covering Both of My Eyes I Am Too Scared to Have A Look At You Now

Check out the video for “With My Hands Covering Both of My Eyes I Am Too Scared to Have A Look At You Now,” the latest single from rising Norwegian band Team Me. The track is taken from their debut album To the Treetops, available via Propeller Recordings, and its video was directed by Lena Isaksen.