„Dear Bigotry“ Tour 2017
We find ourselves in an artistic renaissance. We have sharpened our expression.
Einar Stray Orchestra, the colourful, overwhelming indie band from Sandvika in Norway, announces its third album „Dear Bigotry“. The album was created last winter on a small island in the north-west-coast of Norway. While winter storms were roaring outside the studio windows the five band members and producers Marius Hagen (frontman of Team Me) as well as Øyvind Røsrud recorded these ten songs. In this seclusion they let their soundscape be inspired by Arabic folk music, Flying Lotus, Stravinskij, Japanese metal, Mars Volta, Dirty Projectors and Lana Del Rey. And yet the band’s sound arises from an unusual setting in indie rock: The predominant absence of guitars is met by Stray’s piano as well as cello and violin. The strings though aren’t used kindly, fragile or fiddling but are and were always an essential element of the sprawling song cascades.
The new album “Dear Bigotry is out February 17, 2017, via Sinnbus and Toothfairy.