Sonically expressive, dark and moody, catchy and up-beat are words to describe this Danish group that mixes 80s New Wave with today’s Post-rock. Hailing from Copenhagen, The Foreign Resort has intricately balanced an international sound with songs that instill contradictory feelings of melancholy and bliss. The band takes the audience on a journey through passages of textured layers with haunting and dreamy vocals, to echoes and pulsations of overdriven guitars, powerful drumming, driving bass, and intense thematic melodic lines. The end result is an aural rollercoaster of emotional intensity.
Since 2010, the band has been rigorous in booking over 130 shows – most of them in the US as well as showcases at Spot Festival 2010, SXSW 2012, Iceland Airwaves 2012 and CMJ Music Marathon 2011 & 2012. This enabled them to develop a wider fan base, as well as becoming part of the burgeoning noise pop scene – evident through rotation, interviews, and live performances at radio stations throughout the US as well as in Europe.
Other international bands have also welcomed them on their tours such as A Place to Bury Strangers and Swervedriver. In December 2011 they were handpicked by The Raveonettes as supporting act on their tour of Denmark.
In November 2011, The Foreign Resort released their sophomore, self‐titled E.P. in Europe on afmusic and in the US on Monolathe Recordings. From the moody and emotional “Heart Breaks Down” to the sonic assault in “Orange Glow” and the upbeat, fan-favorite “Take a Walk” – this E.P. clearly showcases their influences of growing up listening to the likes of Joy Division, The Cure, NIN, and My Bloody Valentine.
The group describes this E.P. as a large leap in growth as a band and in their sound. This growth led to the production of Scattered & Buried, which was released worldwide on September 25, 2012 (Monolathe Recordings) – S&B continues the sonic assault with new material and a collection of remixes including the latest single “Tide” released January 15th.
The band is currently writing material for their fourth release. Recording of the full-length album will begin in the spring of 2013.