Band of the Day

2013.03.16

Jacob Faurholt

Quirky, sparse and experimental singer-songwriter from Denmark
It's time to pursue happiness, it's time to save my soul.
lyrics from Geek Love Is The Best Love

In January 2010 Faurholt moved from his Danish hometown Aarhus to Berlin, where he was making music and working as an extra on German soap operas, crime TV-shows and films. Most of the songs on Dark Hours were written in Faurholt's living room during the extremely cold winter in 2010. It was also there he made the basic recordings for the album. After that Faurholt asked musicians and friends if they wanted to help out and guest on the album.

A lot of the work on the album was made by sending files back and forth, and Dark Hours ended up being recorded such different places as Berlin, Copenhagen, Reykjavik, and somewhere in the US.

Among the musical guests are Nona Marie Invie from the American band Dark Dark Dark, Sóley from the Icelandic band Seabear, and Kaspar from the Danish alt. country act Cody. Finally, Faurholt sent all the tracks to experimental musician Marc Kellaway, who got creative freedom to make further recordings, and thereafter mix the album.

Kellaway and Faurholt have also worked together on Queen of Hope, the debut album from Jacob Faurholt & Sweetie Pie Wilbur (2005). Dark Hours was in the end mastered by John Golden (Mount Eerie, Red House Painters, Sonic Youth). Dark Hours was released in Denmark by Raw Onion Records on August 15th 2011.

In 2012, Faurholt released the Geek Love is the Best Love EP. Several of the songs on this EP were written while touring Portugal in March 2012. A couple of the songs were inspired by a Thurston Moore concert that he attended on that same tour. The title of the EP / title song was a TM quote from that show. The recordings of the EP took place in his living room in Berlin, alone, and with help from his good friend Soren from the Canadian band Man Meets Bear. Samuel Gray aka Sam Gray Singing also contributed to the songs on, among other instruments, piano. The EP is available on all digital platforms. In 2013 the Portuguese label Cakes & Tapes will release the EP as a limited cassette.