Every now and again something comes along and surprises us. Norwegian horror-house pop act Tôg constitutes a bit of fresh air in the form of sizzling synthesizers, 60’s combo organs, arpeggio swirls and thumping, italo-house beats embodied by songwriter Lars Christian Olsen and friends.
Like ushering in Christmas in Springtime bearing gifts from the North, here’s the awesome they just dropped down our chimney …
Popular in Norway, Tôg is kicking down doors with their single “Sansen” which proves to be a darkly rich treat for the ears. Dripping with honey-ed vocals, thumping beats and electrifying synth layered over organ, the Tôg track breathes life into horror-house with a different kind of vitality than a band like The Horrors brought to the game. This reads way more fun. Fun in the way the Studio 54’s dark basement-room debauchery was fun, contrasting The Horrors’ frenetic, wild-child energy. This is more laid back and very cool.
[DOWNLOAD “Sansen” by Tôg ]
Now, the band has set their sights stateside to play a selection of US dates to spread their infectiously dark and dancey tunes that give a nod to gypsy music, horror film scores, trip-hop and house legends.
To celebrate their upcoming US tour, Tôg will be releasing a very special limited edition 10″ vinyl for Reint Mel (I Påsen Din) here in the US – a double sided masterpiece of all their hit-singles in Norway to date including remixes by Teengirl Fantasy – and more!
Check out the video for an acoustic performance of “Sansen”:
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
Tues March 15 @ Scoot Inn Inside Stage (7pm) Austin, TX
Address: 1308 East 4th Street
Wed March 16 @ Cherrywood Outdoor Stage (8pm) Austin, TX
Address: 1400 E. 38th 1/2 Street
Thurs March 17 – Panache Booking SXSW Showcase @ Red 7 Outside Stage (9:10pm) Austin, TX
(w/ Oh Sees, Janka Nabay, Gary Wilson, Surf City, O’Death, Grass Widow)
Address: 611 E 7th St
Sunday March 20 – Panache Hangover Party @ Beerland (6pm) Austin, TX
Address: 711 Red River Street
Wed March 23 – WIERD Party @ Home Sweet Home – New York, NY
Thurs March 24 – Comet Ping Pong – Washington, DC
Fri March 25 – @ Cake Shop – New York, NY
(w/ Religious To Damn)
Sat March 26 – @ Death By Audio – Brooklyn, NY
(w/ Free Blood, CAVES, Publicist)