The Amazing, Debut, Gentle Stream
Swedish collective The Amazing will kick off a nationwide tour with Tame Impala this fall; please see below for complete list of dates. This marks The Amazing's first ever tour stateside and follows the release of their long awaited album Gentle Stream, out October 23 on Partisan Records. Inspired by the music of 60s and 70s Laurel Canyon community, Q Magazine calls Gentle Stream, "A gorgeously understated blend of gentle psychedelic pop, tranquil folk rock and gently stoned prog." See below for full tracklist.
The new record follows 2009's self-titled debut, which the BBC described as "a rich, colorful record," and 2010's highly acclaimed Wait for a Light to Come EP. Gentle Stream is the group's first official U.S. release. Spin recently premiered the title track from Gentle Stream on their website: http://www.spin.com/articles/amazing-announce-us-debut-lp-gentle-stream-share-gorgeous-title-track. The song can also be streamed on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=229bAeN1tBM&feature=youtu.be
Gentle Stream was recorded in Stockholm, Sweden at Fashionpolice Studios and self-produced by the band. The Amazing is comprised of singer-songwriter Christoffer Gunrup, Reine Fiske of acclaimed neo-psych group Dungen, Fredrik Swahn, Alexis Benson and lauded jazz drummer Moussa Fadera. Christoffer Gunrup says "One of the things I have come to enjoy playing with the others is never telling them what's going on, what I want. It means that when we record I simply start playing something, usually without the melody, and hopefully they somehow play the way I feel."
The group recently appeared on the top-rated Swedish Television program "Nyhetsmorgon" to play several of the songs from the new record. More info can be found at the band's website www.theamazing.se and their Facebook page www.facebook.com/theamazing.swe.
GENTLE STREAM TRACK LIST
1. Gentle Stream
3. International Hair
4. The Fog
8. When The Colours Change
THE AMAZING TOUR DATES
November 7 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY*
November 8 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA*
November 9 Royale Night Club Boston, MA*
November 10 Webster Hall New York, NY*
November 13 Metro Chicago, IL*
November 15 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA*
November 17 The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA*
*with Tame Impala