News Apr 13, 2010

Jóhann Jóhannsson New Album & May North American Tour

Jóhann Jóhannsson released his new album, “And in the endless pause there came the sound of bees” on April 12th. The haunting score for Marc Craste´s award winning film “Varmints” was released on CD on the Type label and has won awards at film festivals in the US and Japan. This new “official” release includes two previously unavailable tracks.

Jóhann Jóhannssonon is one of the most important figures in post-classical music, having emerged on the influential Touch label with the genre-defining ‘Englaborn’ album in 2002.  With two towering records for the 4AD label, it was only a matter of time before he was asked to record a film soundtrack: ‘And In The Endless Pause There Came The Sound Of Bees’ is the result. An accompaniment to Marc Craste’s animated film ‘Varmints’, Jóhannsson’s album is a collection of achingly beautiful orchestral work balanced on a bed of Jóhannsson’s patented electronics.

The album is available on iTunes HERE.  For those interested in purchasing a vinyl version, click HERE, while the CD can be ordered HERE

North America Tour in MAY

Jóhann’s North American tour will kick off in May with new dates in both Canada and American West Coast. The touring set-up involves a 6 piece set including long-time Icelandic collaborator Matthías Hemstock with strings by Clarice Jensen, Keats Diefenbach, Yuki Numata and Ben Russell of the amazing ACME ensemble who toured with Jóhann last year.

30 April New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge 

01 May Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield 

02 May Boston, MA – Brattle Theater 

03 May Montreal, Quebec – L’Astral Theatre 

04 May Toronto, Ontario – Mod Club 

06 May Pittsburgh, PA – Garfield Artworks

07 May Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall 

08 May Minneapolis MN – Cedar Cultural Center 

11 May Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore Theater 

12 May Seattle, WA – Triple Door Theater 

13 May Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater 

14 May San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall 

15 May Los Angeles, CA – Silent Movie Theater 

26 May Brighton, England – Prince Albert,

27 May London, England – St Giles in the Fields,

28 May Coventry, England – Church of St. John the Baptist,

29 May Leeds, England –  Opera North