The multi-instrumentalist and former tram driver gives us a taster on ‘Double Talk’.
Helsinki-born, Berlin-based psych dreamer Jaakko Eino Kalevi has announced his self-titled debut album on Weird World, the Domino offshoot that’s released the likes of Peaking Lights and How To Dress Well.
Following 2013’s Dreamzone EP and last year’s disco turn on the ace Yin Yang Theatre EP for Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space label, Kalevi has developed the velvety psychedelia of his earlier material into 10 songs “tied closely together,” he says.
“I played the ‘self-titled’ card this time because for many people this album will be their first encounter with my music,” adds Kalevi. “Also, I get my name misspelled so often that I think it’s good to focus on that at this point.”
According to the label, it’s “a richly immersive and hyper-vivid record that sparkles with modern pop gems”, with Kalevi singing in English “but expressing his most intimate thoughts in Finnish.” The album was recorded in Finland, before his relocation to Berlin last summer, and mixed in New York by Nicolas Vernhes.
It’s out on CD, LP and digitally on June 15 and a deluxe LP will contain a bonus 7″ of ‘Letter & Walking’ and a full-colour comic illustrated by Finnish cartoonist Vilunki 3000.
Listen to album track ‘Double Talk’ and see the tracklist and artwork below. Check out his early summer tour dates underneath.
02 Double Talk
03 Deeper Shadows
05 Mind Like Muscle
06 Night At The Field
07 Don’t Ask Me Why
09 Hush Down
10 Ikuinen Purkautumaton Jännite
16 April – Dynamo, Turku, Finland
17 April – Jyrock Festival, Jyväskylä, Finland
04 June – Urban Spree, Berlin, Germany
06 June – Plissken Festival, Athens, Greece
09 June – Babel, Malmo, Sweden
10 June – Lilla Hotellbaren, Stockholm, Sweden
11 June – SubScene, Oslo, Norway
13 June – Sideways Festival, Helsinki, Finland
17 June – L’espace B, Paris, France
18 June – OT301, Amsterdam, Netherlands
19 June – Courtyard Theatre, London, UK (album launch show)
23 June – Green Door Store, Brighton, UK
03 July – MoxxoM Open Air, Gorlitz, Germany
04 July – Pact Zollverein, Essen, Germany
11 July – Festival de la Cite, Lausanne, Switzerland