Marko Haavisto & Poutahaukat

Marko Haavisto & Poutahaukat

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"Kaurismäki-esque country-rock"

Biography

This is an introduction to a Finnish country-rock band Marko Haavisto & Poutahaukat. The band has become most famous performing music in several Aki Kaurismäki films, lately in ones like Dogs have no hell, The Man without the past and Lights in the dusk. In The Man without the past the band was even acting on screen, playing a Salvation Army band.

But Aki Kaurismäki films are not all these guys are about! Their music is as fresh as a field of wheat after summer rain; as bitter as a note on your kitchen table your wife left you after running away with another man; and all as true as your last coins spent on a pint of beer in your local bar while Hank Williams is singing melancholically in the jukebox. This quartet performs their songs with such a passion, full of emotion that you suddenly picture yourself in the middle of an old East European rock scene.

Discography

Albums:
Hollolasta Teksasiin, Pyramid 2007
Tässä ja nyt, Pyramid 2006
Kunpa Tietäisitkin, Pyramid 2004
Lamppu palaa, Pyramid 2002
Täydellinen Maailma, Pyramid 1999
Marko Haavisto & Poutahaukat VOL. 1, Pyramid 1997