SlaraffenKLANG, the Efterklang and Slaraffenland hybrid, has announced the release of a new EP, Prinser & Vikinger Live at The Royal Danish Playhouse. The EP, SlaraffenKLANG’s second, was recorded in Copenhagen in January and features SlaraffenKLANG covering songs from both Efterklang and Slaraffenland, as well as performing mash-ups of both bands’ songs. The EP is available as a free download at

Efterklang has also announced two additional Performing Parades concerts in Europe this summer:

Saturday, June 19
Holland Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performing Parades with Metropole Orkest, conducted by Vince Mendoza

Wednesday, August 11
Stockholm Kulturfestival, Sweden
Performing Parades with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Paul Hoskins

The band will also be making the rounds on the European summer festival circuit, starting late June, including a performance on the 28th at London’s Serpentine Sessions (headlined by Grizzly Bear). The full listing of festival dates is available at the band’s website:

Slaraffenland will appear at the Fusion Festival in Flugplatz Lärz, Germany on June 26th, as well as at the Nordic By Nature Party, at Bang Bang Club, in Berlin on the 24th.

–Teresa Sampson