Published Sep 09, 2011This past spring, ethereal electronic duo Niki and the Dove announced that they had inked up with the influential Sub Pop imprint. Shortly thereafter, the band issued their "The Fox" twelve-inch single. Capitalizing on that June release, the Swedish outfit is now ready to deliver their next set, the digital-only The Drummer EP.
Sub Pop confirms that the act will let loose the seven-song release on October 18. The EP is said to be "full of magic and light but with an unsettling darkness hidden beneath the surface."
Speaking with NME, the group further explained that the EP "tells a story about a wrestle at night, in a no mans land, where everything is uncertain. It's about the inevitable question of if you're choosing the right direction in your life or not."
You can download and/or stream the title track below.
While the sessions are being issued digitally in North America, The Drummer receives a physical release via Mercury overseas on October 17.
The group also have a few North American dates lined up, opening three sold-out Peter, Bjorn & John shows on the East Coast later this month. You can check the details below.
2. "The Drummer"
3. "Last Night"
4. "Mother Protect"
5. "The Breath of the World"
7. "The Birth of the Sun"
9/13 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's*
9/15 Brooklyn, NY - MHOW*
9/16 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom*
* with Peter, Bjorn & John
The Drummer by Niki & The Dove