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Last February, WhoMadeWho drummer and producer Tomas Barfod released the wonderful Pulsing EP as first taste to his upcoming sophomore album. The title track features Swedish singer Nina K and re-appears now also on Love Me, his second LP which is available now.
Love Me was released in the UK/Europe on June 09, 2014 via Secretly Canadian. North American release followed on June 10. The album is available as download, CD and standard black double vinyl LP. You can buy it digitally from iTunes or Beatport (mp3/wav/aiff) or order your physical copy of Love Me directly from the Secretly Canadian Store.
The album is streaming in its entirety above (via the Secretly Canadian Soundcloud). You can also listen to Love Me in full over at Spotify. The set of eleven songs is produced, arranged and mixed by Tomas Barfod with support of his WhoMadeWho mates Jeppe Kjellberg and Tomas Hoffding. The album features vocals performances by great artists such as Sleep Party People (aka Danish musician Brian Batz), American singer/songwriter Luke Temple, longtime Barfod collaborator Nina Kinert (bka Nina K), Kjellberg and others. Barfod wrote and composed the songs in collaboration with the respective vocalists.
True To You featuring Welsh singer/songwriter Gruff Rhys is not featured on the album, but was originally released as 7″ single on Record Store Day 2014 (April 19). But don’t worry if you haven’t got it yet: Secretly Canadian offers a special Love Me bundle including limited edition clear double vinyl LP, download code of album and Pulsing EP, Love Me CD, album artwork poster and the 7″ single ‘True To You’ with the also EP-featured Happy feat. Eddie Chacon as b-side. Order your bundle here.
Pulsing comes with a music video directed by Cherise Payne. Tomas Barfod has a handful international solo tour dates coming up this year. You can check out the dates below and watch the Pulsing video.
01. Bell House (feat. Luke Temple)
02. Pulsing (feat. Nina K)
03. Destiny’s Child
04. Busy Baby (feat Nina K)
05. Honey (feat. Sleep Party People)
06. Aftermath (feat. Nina K)
07. Blue Matter (feat. Jeppe Kjellberg)
08. Waiting For Us (feat. Nina K)
10. Sell You (feat. Night Beds)
11. Los (feat. Pell)
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sat 21 Jun 2014 // Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands // Best Kept Secret
Thu 26 Jun 2014 // Berlin, Germany // Escobar
Thu 10 Jul 2014 // Paris, France // A Secret Location
Sat 23 Aug 2014 // Barcelona, Spain // Razzmatazz
Sat 13 Sep 2014 // Chicago, IL, USA // Primary Nightclub
Fri 07 Nov 2014 // Reykjavik, Iceland // Iceland Waves
Pitchfork − Album Review: Tomas Barfod – Love Me
More ‘Tomas Barfod’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Mar 04 − New EP: Pulsing (2014/02/18) / Track ‘Happy’ (feat. Eddie Chacon)