New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Girlie Action)
Danish songwriter/composer Agnes
Obel is proud to release her latest EP, iTunes Live from Paris today. Recorded at the iTunes Opera Store in Paris and sold exclusively through Apple, the EP features some of Agnes' classic tracks from her debut record, Philharmonics, as well as Agnes' haunting take on Elliott Smith's "Between The Bars." Click HERE to hear the track on Soundcloud (feel free to post and share).
Listen to Agnes' Take on Elliott Smith's "Between the Bars" HERE!
Appearing on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic June 3rd!
"It's a rarity: a new album that...is great from beginning to end."
- Chris Douridas, KCRW
"Obel's music is as sparse as the snow-swept Scandinavian backcountry, and mostly scored for piano, voice and an occasional cello or harp. Yet it brims with a barely concealed passion that has helped make her quiet riot-in-the-heart album a huge European seller. "
- Time Magazine
"...offers a stark, minimalist palette reminiscent of Cat Power and Joanna Newsom."
Agnes Obel is also preparing for her first full U.S. in June. Agnes' new tour will feature extensive runs along the east and west coast (see full tour dates below). And to kick off her tour, Agnes will also be performing on KCRW's signature daily music show, Morning Becomes Eclectic on Friday, June 3rd.
The last year has been a whirlwind for Agnes Obel. Since releasing her debut record, Philharmonics on PIAS America earlier this year, the Danish songstress has turned heads worldwide. Stripped down and centered around her evocative voice, Philharmonics has stood out as a fan and critic favorite. Comparing Agnes to artists like PJ Harvey, Joanna Newson and even Roy Orbison, Agnes has earned praise from a wide range of critics, including Time Magazine, KCRW, Details, Perez Hilton, and NYLON. Anges has also has become something of a phenomenon overseas, going platinum (100.000 albums) in France, double platinum in Denmark, and sold out venues across Europe.
Agnes Obel Tour Dates:
6/4: SANTA MONICA, CA @ -McCabe's
6/6: HOLLYWOOD, CA @ Hotel Cafe 8pm
6/6: LOS ANGELES, CA @ Bardot - Chris Douridas' It's A School Night
6/7: SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ Rickshaw
6/9: PORTLAND, OR @ Alberta Rose Theatre
6/10: SEATTLE, WA @ Freemont Abbey Center
6/13: WASHINGTON, DC @ Sixth & I
6/14: NEW YORK, NY @ Joe's Pub
6/15: PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Tin Angel
1.Over The Hill
3. Katie Cruel
4. Just So
5. Between The Bars (Elliott Smith Cover)