US dates announced with Self Defense Family
“Possessing all of the wound-tight fury that characterized their excellent record II, but blown up to IMAX proportions “Witness,” the new single from Swedish group Makthaverskan whips and wails like a typhoon ” – Wondering Sound
TODAY Makthaverskan stream “Witness” the A-side from their forthcoming tour 7″ to coincide with US spring tour dates. The physical 7″ will be available throughout their tour with a wider release on Record Store Day, April 18th via Run For Cover (US) and March 3rd via Luxury (Scandinavia). The single is the first new material from the Gothenburg-based five-piece in almost two years following their sophomore effort II which was reissued US side last year.
Makthaverskan’s recently announced US tour dates mark their US live debut at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY early this coming March. The extensive spring tour will be alongside post-punk collective Self Defense Family who released their fourth studio record Try Me last January via Deathwish Inc.
Steadily building a devoted following since their 2009 self-titled debut (written and recorded when most of the band was only 16), Makthaverskan released two records and a string of singles on their home-base label Luxury Records. Last May the five-piece officially made it stateside when Run For Cover reissued their beloved sophomore effort Makthaverskan II solidifying their international presence.
Makthaverskan layer aspects of noise, jangle and dream pop on a foundation of rambling, garage-punk energy. Distorted, uptempo riffs ebb and flow with laid back, atmospheric post-punk throughout the tracks that make up the band’s sophomore LP II. Sonic bursts of anthemic pop are accentuated and brought to life by front-woman Maja Milner’s sharp and soaring delivery, cutting through layers of reverb to air out her dirty laundry.
The band’s name, while not an actual Swedish word, derives its meaning from “Makthavaren” meaning “the man in the position of power”. Makthaverskan, then, is the feminine conjugation of this concept meaning in its definite form “the female with the power” – a sentiment that seems to double back and truly power the music.
Makthaverskan + Self Defense Family
US TOUR DATES
3/4 – Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY *
3/5 – Boot and Saddle – Philadelphia, PA *
3/6 – Great Scott – Boston, MA *
3/7 – Congregational Church – Storrs, CT *
3/8 – Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY *
3/9 – DC9 – Washington, DC *
3/11 – Strange Matter – Richmond, VA *
3/12 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC *
3/13 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/14 – The Atlantic – Gainsville, FL
3/16 – Galax Z Fair – Cine El Rey – McAllen, TX
3/24 – The Works – Albuquerque, NM **
3/25 – Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ **
3/26 – The Hideout – San Diego, C A**
3/27 – Jewel’s Catch One – Los Angeles, CA **
3/28 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA **
3/30 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT **
3/31 – Marquis Theatre – Omaha, NE **
4/1 – Slowdown – Omaha, NE **
4/3 – Fubar – St. Louis, MO **
4/4 – The Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL **
* w/ Creative Adult
** w/ Solids