Wake up to life on transcendental “Sight of Your Life”
“Sight of Your Life”
Be Here Now: Buzzing Icelandic Electro Rockers CeaseTone Wake up to Life on Transcendental “Sight of Your Life” Single; Band to Debut at 2016 SXSW
“CeaseTone knocked our socks off, combining folk, post-rock, and prog rock. The last song exploded in the most glamorous way.” (Reykjavik on Stage)
LISTEN TO THE WISTFUL SOUND OF CEASETONE’S “SIGHT OF YOUR LIFE” HERE
(Los Angeles, CA) – February 5, 2015 The MuseBox today announced the release of “Sight of Your Life,” the new single from Iceland’s hottest new export, electro indie rockers CeaseTone. CeaseTone will make their SXSW debut this March in Austin, TX. With JaJaJaMusic.com calling their debut single “Full Circle” “an opening salvo of tightly wound dark-wave pop,”CeaseTone overcame 150 bands to win the 2015 All Tomorrow’s Parties Unsigned Talent Competition and enjoyed watching “Full Circle” head to #17 of Iceland’s top music chart. CeaseTone will accompany Icelandic folkster Axel Flovent on a March tour of the U.S. surrounding their SXSW appearance.
According to Right Cord Music, CeaseTone are an enthralling talent worthy of comparisons to Iceland’s most prominent acts:
“Somehow Icelandic music never disappoints, and its latest exports, CeaseTone, are no different. Their brand of electro indie rock does what we demand of all our featured artists: It stops us in our tracks and makes us want to listen again and again.”
CeaseTone are comprised of Hafsteinn Þráinsson (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Sólrún Mjöll Kjartansdóttir (drums), Jökull Brynjarsson (synths, samples, keyboard), and Steinar Karlsson (bass). Recent reviews point to the band’s dynamic and captivating live show that audiences at SXSW are sure to enjoy. Tónlist.de raves that “CeaseTone’s indie rock, decorated with electronic sounds, ispowerful and the live sets are energetic.”
According to Þráinsson, “Sight of Your Life” is “about the presence of being, the moment when you realize you’ve tried too hard and forgotten how to live your life.” Most notable is the strong contrast between electronic and acoustic instruments. “Sight of Your Life” was mastered by Styrmir Hauksson (Of Monsters and Men).
CeaseTone will be performing several showcases at SXSW and are available for pre-festival interviews.
3rd/4th: Promotional performance Location TBA (Reykjavík Calling), Boston, MA
5th: Middle East w/Axel Flóvent (Reykjavík Calling), Boston, MA
15th-17th: South by Southwest (venue TBA), Austin, TX
18th: Martyr w/Axel Flóvent (Reykjavík Calling), Chicago, IL
More information on CeaseTone is available on their official website.