Danish classically-influenced art-pop band Efterklang will premier their forthcoming fall album Pyramida in Sydney Australia on May 26 with the Sydney Symphony followed in October with a series of concerts in the U.K. with the Northern Sinfonia ensemble. The adventurous indie band, now a trio with the departure of drummer/trumpet player Thomas Husmer, follow up their excellent 2010 album Magic Chairs, an album we described as "arguably even more ambitious in scope and execution" than their acclaimed 2007 project Parades.
From the band's website: We are currently working intensely on the album. For the concert we have engaged composers Missy Mazzoli (Kronos Quartet, Victoire), Karsten Fundal (Under Byen, Choir of Young Believers) and Daniel Bjarnason (Sigur Rós, Múm) to help our new songs to fully integrate with the Sydney Symphony orchestra, which will be conducted by Matthew Coorey. Joining the band for the live performances will be Peter Broderick on piano and Toby Dammit on drums.