The Megaphonic Thrift

The Megaphonic Thrift

 Bergen, Hordaland, NOR
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Norwegian "supergroup" consisting of members from Casiokids, The Low Frequency In Stereo and Young Dreams playing noise-pop with shoegaze elements. Amazing and intense live, released their second album for release on ClubAC30 in February 2012.

Biography

The Megaphonic Thrift is based in Bergen, Norway and comprises Richard Myklebust of Young Dreams, Linn Frokedal and Njaal Clementsen both of post-kraut rockers The Low Frequency In Stereo and Fredrik Vogsborg of Casiokids.The music scene of the idyllic city on the west coast of Norway is perhaps the most renowned in all of Scandinavia, having given birth to bands like
Royksopp, Datarock, Casiokids, Kings Of Convenience and Ida Maria.

The Megaphonic Thrift mix equal parts of noise and harmony for their music, best described as noisepop with shoegaze elements. Their premier references are acts like Sonic Youth, Built To Spill,
Dinosaur Jr, Guided By Voices and My Bloody Valentine. They have built their reputation through sensational concerts as noted by RCRDLBL among others: "I stood near the front with a huge smile, the wash of music making me feel like my face was being blown back. It was definitely the loudest and one of the most exciting things I'd seen in Oslo".

Since they first burst onto the international scene in mid-2009 they've played heaps of shows in Europe and North America, among them SXSW, Berlin Festival, Iceland Airwaves, SPOT, Roskilde festival, The Great Escape and Reeperbahnfestival. Acts like Band Of Horses, Dinosaur Jr, Surfer Blood and A Place To Bury Strangers have handpicked them for support tours/shows.

Their debut-EP "A Thousand Years Of Deconstruction" was released by Deadly People mid-2010, after which they signed to well-renowned ClubAC30. Their debut album "Decay Decoy" was released February 2011 in Europe, and in March in North America by Sonic Unyon. Their second and self titled album was released in February 2012 to great acclaim from press and audiences alike.

European booking is handled by Steve Zapp at ITB: steve@itb.co.uk
North American booking is handled by Ryan Farlow of Pinnacle Entertainment:
farlow@pinnacleentertainmentinc.com

Discography

Releases:

Moonstruck 7" - ClubAC30 (2012)

The Megaphonic Thrift (LP) - Club AC30 (February 2012)

Decay Decoy (debut LP) - Hype City in Norway (2010), ClubAC30 in Europe (2011) and Sonic Unyon in North America (2011)

Talks Like A Weed King-single - ClubAC30 (January 2011)

A Thousand Years Of Deconstruction EP - Deadly People Records (August 2010)

Neues/Break It Down - 7'' on Sounds Gold Records (2009)

Acid Blues/Mad Mary - 7'' on Sounds Gold Records (2008)