For over 20 years EF have been bridging the divide between the sublime and the fragile with magistral compositions characterised by moments of emotional catharsis and marked human frailty. Combining the indie rock mannerisms of EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY with the hardcore attitude of MOGWAI and the orchestral approach of GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR, EF capture the magic of post-rock around the turn of the millennium, when the genre was still young and freshly exciting.
Their 2006 debut album Give Me Beauty… Or Give Me Death! is an underrated post-rock classic that marked the start of a storied career with many seminal studio albums ahead of them. However after 15 years that fabled career seemed to come to an end as: after one last performance at Pelagic Fest in Berlin in 2018, the members of EF became quiet and little was heard of them since.
“It’s finally here! Our first album in 10 years. An album we decided to do for You, You and every last one of You thats been sticking around with us for such a long time. And of course to all of You thats been through some rough years and some of You that still are and will be for… no one knows how long.” – comments the band.
“But we believe the world will once again become a peaceful and wonderful place to live and this album is our tribute to all of you that are struggling to get your everyday life together. Keep fighting. Keep loving. Keep embracing each other. We salute You!”
The album will be supported on the following live shows in Europe:
17.11 Berlin Privatclub (w. nthirteen)
18.11 Leipzig UT Connewitz (w. Like Lovers)
19.11 Glooomaar festival (Neunkirchen)
20.11 Hasselt Muziekodroom (w. We Lost the Sea & Solkyri)
21.11 Eindhoven Dynamo
22.11 Hamurg Hafenklang (w. Grundeis)
23.11 Copenhagen Vega/Ideal bar
03.12 Göteborg Oceanen (Viva Sounds Festival)
10.12 Jönköping Sofiehof Underjord