So folks - as of today our 'Dead Circles' album will be available all over North America, courtesy of Schoolkids Records - The Label (and Redeye Distribution, Missing Piece Group etc.). This makes us extremely happy and proud since we actually cut these tracks on American soil (at the amazing WaveLab Recording Studio in Tucson AZ).
You can stream (+download) the album here:
...OR if you happen to own a turntable, you should def. consider buying the gatefold double vinyl w/ extra tracks + CD - there's only a limited amount pressed so make sure to get yours today:
There are some US tour dates planned for December (we'll keep you updated soon) so listen hard and sing along when we hit your town! 🔊
The incomparable Jonathan Wilson sprinkled some of his magic dust on a new song we're working on. Good times!
US Tour in December 2018 TBA!
“Tuomo & Markus is a new musical project from acclaimed Finnish soul/jazz artist Tuomo Prättälä and singer/songwriter Markus Nordenstreng of The Latebirds. The duo’s music has been described as Nordic Americana and neo folk with jazz, soul and prog-rock influences. Their haunting harmonies complement each other much like in the cases of Simon & Garfunkel or Crosby Stills Nash.
Tuomo & Markus recorded their debut album ‘Dead Circles’ in Tucson AZ. The spontaneous sessions at Wavelab Studios featured many high profile guests, including various members of Wilco, Calexico and The Jayhawks.
Since the sessions in Arizona Tuomo & Markus have transformed into a stellar 6-piece live band, featuring Finnish jazz trumpet sensation Verneri Pohjola. Jazz and psychedelic influences have become more and more evident at their ambitious live shows, drawing the attention of critics like David Fricke who hailed the band in Rolling Stone Magazine recently and Kevin Cole from KEXP who in turn invited Tuomo & Markus for a live session when they performed in Seattle.
Tuomo & Markus have also recorded several 7″ soul singles for Stylart/Timmion Records under the alias Pratt & Moody.
The duo’s music has been featured in various films, documentaries and commercials.
‘Dead Circles’ will be released in North America through Schoolkids Records/Redeye Distribution in September 2018. “