Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Oh Land‘s highly-anticipated new album Wish Bone is available to stream now at The New York Times, a week in advance of its September 24 release on Federal Prism. Early acclaim for the album comes from NYLON, who asserts “With her previous release, Oh Land broke through the international sound wall. Now she’s dropping a bomb,” from USA Today, who declares it “punchy and dance-ready,” and with ELLE, who praises “imaginative, playful songs.”

The Danish alterna-pop chanteuse, a.k.a. Nanna Øland Fabricius, kicks off her 5-week North American headlining tour on September 20 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Details on the tour dates can be found below.

In anticipation of the album release and tour, Oh Land just released a music video for her song “Pyromaniac.” Feel free to watch & embed the video via the links below…

“Pyromaniac” official video on YouTube:

Wish Bone album pre-order on iTunes:

“Renaissance Girls” official video on YouTube:

“Renaissance Girls” Stream on Soundcloud:

“Renaissance Girls” on iTunes:


Featuring her distinctive brand of left-field pop, Wish Bone features collaborations with TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, as well as additional contributions from Sia, WNDRBRD and Dan Carey, among others. The album will be released on Sitek’s boutique label Federal Prism, joining a roster that includes TV on the Radio, Chuck Inglish, CSS, Priscilla Ahn and more. Oh Land recently unveiled the video for energetic new single “Renaissance Girls.” Taking inspiration from Oh Land’s past in ballet, the video features light-hearted choreography juxtaposed by the harshness of an abandoned warehouse setting. The video originally premiered on HERE.

On Wish Bone, Oh Land’s approach to songwriting was grounded in her hunger to be present in her immediate surroundings, accepting the limitations of reality rather than creating an idealized fantasy world. Spending time writing in Los Angeles and New York, Oh Land found inspiration in the limits of her own physicality (a disciplined ballet dancer, her career was sidelined by a crippling back injury) and found freedom within those restrictions.

For the recording of the album, Oh Land collaborated with Dave Sitek, holing up in his studio in Los Angeles and allowing the process to reflect the spontaneity of everyday life. “The collaboration was very intuitive,” explains Oh Land. “”We didn’t plan what we wanted to do, we just pressed record and played a million different instruments. We were both eager for the songs to sound likes the lives we were living at the time, so we kept some of the ‘mistakes’ on purpose, maintaining the integrity of what was delivered in the moment.” Fittingly, the album was recorded using analog equipment and features brass horns, harp, and even a choir all recorded live. The result is Oh Land’s most raw and immediate album yet.

Wish Bone is the long-awaited follow up to Oh Land’s 2011 self-titled album that garnered overwhelming acclaim, with SPIN declaring it one of “20 best pop albums of 2011,” and Details praising it’s “fizzy, danceable electro-pop in the mode of Lykke Li and Florence and the Machine.”



September 20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

September 23 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

September 24 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre

September 25 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club

September 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts

September 29 – Montreal, QB @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre

September 30 – Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall

October 3 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement

October 4 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

October 5 – St. Louis, MO @ Duck Room at Blueberry Hill

October 6 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre

October 8 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre

October 9 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater

October 12 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep

October 13 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

October 17 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue

October 18 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

October 20 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

October 23 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

October 24 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour

Be sure to visit Oh Land online: