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Finland’s Rubik Set to Release Third Full-Length Studio Album – Solar

Finland’s experimental indie pop masters, Rubik, are set to release their third full-length studio album, Solar, out April 2011 on Paper Tiger/Fullsteam Records. Solar was created during the hottest summer of our lifetime in Helsinki’s Kulttuuritalo (“House of Culture”), a historical brick-walled venue designed by Finnish architect giant Alvar Aalto in the 1950s.

Kulttuuritalo is best known for hosting concerts of historical artists such as John Coltrane, Queen, Frank Zappa, Gil Evans and Jimi Hendrix. Fittingly then, Solar, produced and recorded by the band themselves and mixed by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Gnarls Barkley) absolutely cooks.

Indie Finnish Band Neufvoin Release New EP

With their fresh Fake Musket EP, indie band Neufvoin has moved towards a more experimental and deeper sound. Polar Song, the first single off of the EP, gives you a walk in a frozen forest where snow scrunches under your feet and the cold sun is rising from behind the fell.

These young Finnish musketeers create a fascinating atmosphere which is a glowing mixture of Broken Social Scene, Efterklang and Sigur Rós.

Neufvoin’s debut release Robokop EP made them one of the most promising indie acts in Finland.

Indie Band Rubik Returns to the US for Spring Tour in Support of US Debut

rubik550Finland’s indie art-pop collective Rubik are returning to the US in June for a full tour in support of their second album and US debut – Dada Bandits.

Released stateside this past fall on Fullsteam/Paper Tiger AV, the album was met with critical praise and found the Finnish collective doing a handful of US dates including a show at CMJ Music Marathon in NYC as well as session for KEXP.

Rubik, now a staple on the European indie-music scene, started playing out live in 2003.  In 2005, the band released their debut EP People Go Missing and in 2007 they released their first studio full-length Bad Conscience Patrol on Fullsteam Records.