The Tarantula Waltz – Lynx EP
Stockholm singer-songwriter The Tarantula Waltz is releasing his new EP Lynx today via Swedish label Woah Dad!, following the release of the lead single and title track “Lynx” last month. The Tarantula Waltz has already won acclaim from the likes of BrooklynVegan, Paste, The Line of Best Fit, Clash and Ja Ja Ja internationally and this summer he’s set to support The Tallest Man on Earth on a sold-out European tour, including dates in the UK, France, Belgium and Scandinavia.
Lynx is out digitally worldwide today with the EP being released on limited edition clear 12″ vinyl in early June.
“Markus Svensson’s vocals float through the speakers and cut to your core within an instant – a chillingly beautiful awakening from an artist who has truly found his element.” – The Line of Best Fit
“match folk-hewn tapestries to joyous lyricism” – Clash
“uplifting folk songs” – Wake the Deaf
Watch and embed “Lynx”
The Tarantula Waltz is the project of Stockholm based musician Markus Svensson, who has previously released three critically acclaimed albums under the moniker. Lynx was recorded with Kristian Matsson (The Tallest Man on Earth) in Matsson’s home studio in Gagnef in the woods in the Swedish region of Dalarna, where Matsson acted as both producer and musician during the recordings.
“When it comes to the songs, these are by far the most positive and life-affirming stuff I’ve written. I wrote the title track Lynx to my son, and another song is dedicated to my father. I honestly have no idea how many days and nights we spent in the studio. We had a lot of fun and lots of energy. I’ve never experienced the recording process going so smoothly and frictionless before, and I’m very proud of what we accomplished. You can naturally still hear that it’s me but it’s definitely a step in a new direction for me, both musically and lyrically.”
Since launching the project in the mid-‘00s The Tarantula Waltz have toured extensively and shared the stage with acts like First Aid Kit, Damien Jurado, Kathleen Edwards, Mark Lanegan and Iron & Wine, as well as toured as the opening act on The War on Drugs’ European tour last year. The Tarantula Waltz have become one of the most acclaimed acts in Sweden, as well as being named “Best of What’s Next” by Paste Magazine and having won praise from the likes of BrooklynVegan, Uncut, The Line of Best Fit and Clash Magazine internationally.
This summer The Tarantula Waltz will be heading out on a European tour together with The Tallest Man on Earth, in support of the Lynx EP.
2. Carvaggio’s Hand
3. Northern Nights
4. The Leaning Apple Tree
Tour dates w/ The Tallest Man on Earth:
June 23 – Koko – London, United Kingdom
June 24 – Openlucht Theater – Antwerp, Belgium
June 25 – Divan Du Monde – Paris, France
June 28 – Göta Lejon – Stockholm, Sweden
June 29 – Göta Lejon – Stockholm, Sweden
June 30 – Rockefeller – Oslo, Norway
July 2 – Pustervik – Gothenburg, Sweden