Thank you David Fricke @Rolling Stone "...steeped in the pioneer stories of the Band, the painted-desert psychedelia of the American Beauty-era Grateful Dead and the modernist extensions of Wilco and the Tucson band Calexico. Members of the latter two actually contribute to Dead Circles. There was also a long, striking tangent in the SXSW set, coming out of Nordenstreng's ballad "Vanity Blinds," in which his band summoned the pastoral prog-rock improvising of the great Seventies Finnish band Wigwam. Look 'em up." http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/david-frickes-picks-new-albums-from-the-best-of-sxsw-2017-w473585
“Tuomo & Markus is a new musical project from acclaimed Finnish soul artist Tuomo Prättälä and singer/songwriter Markus Nordenstreng of The Latebirds.
The two gentlemen gathered spontaneously at Wavelab Studio in Tucson AZ to record new music with their friends who included John Stirratt (Wilco, Autumn Defense), John Convertino, Joey Burns and Jakob Valenzuela from Calexico, Pat Sansone (Wilco, Autumn Defense), and Gary Louris (The Jayhawks) who also contributed one song for the album.
The duo’s debut album – which also features Finnish musicians Juho Viljanen, Miikka ‘McGyver’ Paatelainen and Jere Ijäs – will be released in Finland and the rest of Scandinavia on August 4 2016 (North America and Europe release in early 2017).
While their craftsmanship and timeless songs are rooted in the great American songbook and some of the harmonies may be reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel or Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tuomo & Markus are no retro act. Unusual arrangements and fearless use of both vintage and modern technology brings their sound to the 21st Century.”
Management: Brian Long / Knitting Factory Management
tel. 347-529-6628 x412
Agent: Mikko Varjamo / Hög
e-mail: mikko.varjamo @ hogmusic.fi
tel. +358 40 843 3169
Licensing: Marja Kortelainen / Warner/Chappell Music
e-mail: marja.kortelainen @ warnerchappell.com
tel. +358 44 0771001