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Architecture in Helsinki to Release Moment Bends May 3rd on Cooperative Music USA/Downtown Records US Tour Kicks Off in June

Architecture in Helsinki to Release Moment Bends May 3rd on Cooperative Music USA/Downtown Records US Tour Kicks Off in June

You may not have expected it, but the first great modernist pop album of 2011 is here… Four years on from their last album, Architecture In Helsinki return with the hook-laden, magnetic and lush Moment Bends (out May 3rd on Cooperative Music USA/Downtown Records). It sounds like the record they’ve waited their whole lives to make, retaining the fizzing immediacy of its three predecessors and re-molding with a more sophisticated touch.

In large parts, Moment Bends is in dialogue with the dance floor, without being a slave to any particular rhythm. So, imagine a sound equal parts Italia ‘82, California ‘79, and Melbourne 2011, glued together with a dynamic bounce and a compelling romanticism.

Recorded over a 2 year period in the band’s studio space, Buckingham Palace, Songwriter Cameron Bird says: “Moment Bends was 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”.

The band enlisted long-time friend and collaborator Francois Tetaz to guide them through the record making process, in a “Spiritual healing / co-production / mixing role”. The result speaks for itself. With it’s effortless mix of the ambiguous and the familiar, not to mention it’s 11 killer songs, Moment Bends might just be your new favorite record. Architecture In Helsinki will be touring Europe, Australia, and North America – with US dates scheduled for June.

Architecture in Helsinki Tour Dates:

02/19: Wiseman’s Ferry, NSW, AU @ Playground Weekender
02/26: Launceston, TAS, 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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