The Stockholm duo retire their dreamy synth-pop project.
Korallreven have released their final song. Since debuting back in 2009, Marcus Joons and Daniel Tjäder have released two albums, 2011’s An Album By Korallreven and 2014’s Second Comin’, and collaborated with a long list of artists that includes Julianna Barwick, Arca and many more. Along with the song, ‘Here In Iowa’, they’ve shared a message:
“It has been a trippie trip, sort of a dream come true, sort of a dream become shattered. Kinda incredible how Korallreven, with this weird name in Swedish snowballed from bedroom recordings in Stockholm into a headlining US tour, festivals around Europe, amazing collaborations and all this love we have felt from all around. It’s been magic, but there is a time for everything and an end to everything too, also with Korallreven.
So, enjoy this single, as you would the last drop of fresh water in the jungle. It sort of underlines exactly everything we wanted to do from the beginning but never yet achieved. Lifelovingness, big words and melancholy in three and a half minutes, for the last time.”
They will also play two final shows: September 17 in Brooklyn and October 17 in Stockholm. Stream ‘Here In Iowa’ below; it will be released digitally by Cascine (worldwide) and Tuf Luv/Sony (Europe), and as a picture flexi-disc via Be Here Records (pre-order).
Earlier this year, Korallreven and Lindstrøm compared notes on pointless remixes, dumb audiences and awful interviews.