A couple of weeks ago, Acéphale was proud to share the Elite Gymnastics remix of the Juliana Barwick album-highlight, “Sa Sa Samoa.” Now they’re excited to reveal a new video of the remix, created by Elite Gymnastics themselves. The video takes the remix to new heights, amplifying it’s emotional core through a dizzying blend of found footage and original animation.
Swedish duo Korallreven—aka Marcus Joons and Daniel Tjäder (of The Radio Dept)—has premiered the new video for “Sa Sa Samoa”. Directed by Filip Nilsson, the video rolls through imagery of serenece mountainscapes and dusty roads – a “quick peek of the world before we destroy it” according to Joons. Featuring Brooklyn-based vocal experimentalist Julianna Barwick and a children’s choir from the island of Samoa, “Sa Sa Samoa” is the third single from the duo’s critically acclaimed debut album, An Album By Korallreven.
Korallreven is preparing for its first US shows ever including dates with Young Magic, Lemonade, Giraffage and Finally Boys. The duo will also make select appearances at SXSW ’12. The forthcoming March tour dates follow Korallreven’s live debut in Europe this past December that featured an ethereal light display and a few sets with Air France. Several performances will include special guest appearances by Victoria Bergsman (Taken By Trees, The Concretes), who was featured on the duo’s single “As Young As Yesterday.
Korallreven Tour Dates
3/4 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
3/5 – Washington DC – Black Cat*
3/6 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
3/7 – San Francisco, CA – Independent^#
3/8 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex^
3/14 – SXSW – Terrorbird/Forcefield
3/14 – SXSW – Virgin/C3 party
3/15 – SXSW – Windish Showcase
3/15 – SXSW – Yours Truly/GvB/Hype Machine
3/16 – SXSW – No Modest Bear/Cream Team/Hype Machine
*w/ Young Magic & Lemonade
# w/ Giraffage & Finally Boys
^Guest appearance by Victoria Bergsman