From Scandinavia comes yet another delight for the shoegaze and dream-pop sets. With shimmery songs that bear the influence of My Bloody Valentine and The Pixies (and even a cover of The Swirlies) and an ethereal mix of synths and guitars with male and female vocals, Ghost Society is already generating a buzz stateside from the likes of AOL Spinner and RCRDLBL.

The Copenhagen-based band features Sara Savery (of People Press Play) and Tobias Wilner (Bichi and Blue Foundation, the latter known in the U.S. for songs on the Twilight and Miami Vice soundtracks as well as for a collaboration with Mark Kozelek). Savery and Wilner, who are married to each other, are the main songwriters and share lead vocals. The band’s line-up is completed by guitarist Frederik Sølberg, formerly of the band Lake Placid and also an accomplished director/video artist, and drummer Lasse Herbst who has worked with Choir of Young Believers.

The debut album, The Back of His Hands, Then The Palms, was released to critical acclaim in Denmark in January and includes a guest appearance by Jonas Bjerre (of Mew). Plans for a U.S. release of the album are still in the works, and a single “Better Days” is out today. The cover art for the single is a photograph of young Liam McMullan, now a New York scenester, and his artist mother, Laurie Ogle.

Ghost Society will be in the U.S. for several concert dates in March.

U.S. Dates:
3/21 – New York, NY – Littlefield
3/23 – New York, NY – Union Pool – 8pm
3/24 – New York, NY – Lit Lounge – 8pm
3/25 – Northampton, MA – Sierra Grill Music – 8pm
3/26 – Syracuse, NY – Castle Rockmoore – 8pm

–Teresa Sampson

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  3. A travesty that this album is not listed for sale yet in the states.

    Saw them in Syracuse on the 26th. Wow. The real thing.