Beirut’s Zach Condon Joins Efterklang on New Single ‘Getting Reminders’

    Efterklang have returned with a new single, ‘Getting Reminders’, featuring Beirut’s Zach Condon on trumpet. It accompanies the release of the documentary Efterklang: The Makedonium Band, which is screening at film festivals throughout Europe this summer. Check out a video for ‘Getting Reminders’ and watch a trailer for the documentary below.

    “To me, ‘Getting Reminders’ is a flash of light, a domino effect of feelings from a simple reminder, like a photo, a word, or when we encounter love, that suddenly sets our minds free,” vocalist Casper Clausen explained in a statement. “In reality, I feel a dark and highly politicised force tearing us apart, across land and culture. I feel like reminding myself that there’s a landscape that lives beyond and between us all, where we are free to cross and meet one another.”

    “We took ‘Getting Reminders’ with us on our trip to North Macedonia for the Makedonium Band, where the song really started shaping itself, finding resonance, it became a sort of mysterious communication tool,” Clausen added. “We would play it to many people there, from shy teens to a confident president and perform it together with local musicians in front of their freedom monument; Makedonium (Ilinden Memorial).”

    Efterklang last released the Plexiglass EP in 2022. Their most recent album was 2021’s Windflowers.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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