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   Artist Information

    Label: self-released

    Genre: indie folk

    Hometown: San Luis Obispo, CA & Kolding, Denmark

    Influences: Kate Bush, George Harrison, Joanna Newsom, 

    Steve Kilbey

    Sounds like: Swell Season, Kate Bush, The Church, Agnes Obel

 

   Biography

To Wake You is a dance between the band’s two members, Danish Karoline Hausted and American Mark Davis. The songs on their EP, Beauty In The Smallest Things, were written while the duo lived miles apart, preparing for a life together in no small part through musical dialogue and collaboration. 

 

    While there is contrast between the two writers - the expected feminine/masculine interplay, Hausted’s lilting Scandinavian folk influences meeting Davis’ rumbling folk-rock sensibilities - the songs still live on the same planet. Beyond simple love songs, there is something else going on here, something pointed toward in the dreamy, layered quality - both sonically and lyrically - that unites the tracks. We’re in the land of wonder, of mystery, of the subconscious (think The Swell Season with a dash of Radiohead). It’s music to close your eyes to and travel. 

 

To Wake You is music and lyrics written from a rare intimacy and authenticity wrapped in acoustic and atmospheric sound. Solo accolades include a Danish Folk Grammy nomination for Karoline and Mark’s You Came Screaming named Album of the Decade by the Los Angeles Times.

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