David Myhr - Soundshine

“I’ve suffered for my music… now it’s your turn!” – Soundshine out today!

Posted: March 26th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: post | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments

Ladies and gentlemen!

Here we are now… this is it! Today’s the day! The wait is over! My solo debut album Soundshine is released!
I could go on forever about how happy I am, how proud I am, how fourteen years have passed since I last, as an artist myself, released an album. I could talk about all the hard work behind the recording, about all the talented people who helped me to make the music come alive and made the sound shine. I could talk for hours about all the millions of creative decisions that were made along the way, the ups and downs, about periods of excitement, but also about struggles and periods of doubt. I could write in length about how incredibly difficult it has been to find the right record labels for me, and what a relief it was when I finally did so. And I could go on about the craziness of putting my own personal economy at risk by recording and releasing this album in an era of ongoing devaluation of music. But instead of all this I would simply like to quote the great Neil Innes saying: “I’ve suffered for my music. Now it’s your turn!”
You can start suffering right away by listening through a four minute teaser of the entire album in a “don’t bore us – get to the chorus” fashion…

You can now also support the music and get your own copy of Soundshine (digital or physical) by clicking “Store” above (shipping all over the world). You will also find it on iTunes Store, or through my various record labels Lojinx (U.K./Europe excl Spain), Rock Indiana  (Spain), Thistime Records (Japan), or my North American distributors Kool Kat Musik, Scandipop , or CD Baby.
For those of you who would have preferred me to write about some of the stuff mentioned above I encourage and welcome you to browse through the old entries in my blog here on my official web page which covers my activities over the last twelve months and to follow (by “liking”) and read my status updates on my Facebook page that goes back 21 months which was when the first notes on Soundshine were recorded.

Pictures from the Stockholm Soundshine release concert

Posted: March 25th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: post | Tags: , , | Comments

Thanks everyone who showed up at the Stockholm release party for Soundshine on Wednesday last week! Thanks also to my band, and thanks to Strand!

Here below you can find a slideshow with pictures from the evening. The majority of them taken by Jonas Förare, and a couple by Magnus Jäderbo. Thanks for sharing!!!

Those of you who missed buying a CD the other night can now do it by clicking Store in the menu above.

Next stop on my Soundshine release tour is London! See you on March 31 at Pugwash, David Myhr & Farrah @ The Borderline!


Swedish release party for Soundshine in Stockholm on March 21!

Posted: March 20th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: post | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments

After having celebrated the release of my album Soundshine in Japan in January which was documented in a series of blog posts starting here and and in Spain just last week the time has now come to my home country Sweden! This will be celebrated on March 21 at a restaurant on hip and happening Södermalm, Stockholm, called Strand Hornstull.

You can read more about the release concert (in Swedish) by clicking the poster below or join the Facebook Event here – and everybody’s welcome!

 

I will be performing with a full band which of course always is a luxury. This time the band is consisting of  Johan Bergqvist (The Genuine Fakes), Robert van der Zwan (Poplabbet), Michael Ottosson, Erik Jonsson (The Fix), and Zacharias Ahlvik. The show will feature guest appearances from a couple of my co-writers on the album, Peter Morén (Peter Bjorn and John) who co-wrote “Icy Tracks” with me and Stefan Petersson (Mother James) who co-wrote “Wanderlust” with me. Both potential future singles according to rumors within my own band! Also Jenny Sandgren who sings backing vocals on “Got you where he wanted” will help us out on the particular song.

The album is released in Sweden by Lojinx – a label which I’m very happy to have signed with – this coming Monday and it will be distributed in Sweden by Border Music. Also Lojinx is releasing the album simultaneously in the rest of Europe (excl Spain). Pre-orders can be made already now (shipping all over the world!) at the store on this very web page.

A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Soundshine released in Spain! Promotional tour report…

Posted: March 19th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: post | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments

They say Spain is the only European country you come back to Sweden from with a jet-lag. It’s the same time zone but still somehow it’s not because of some culture differences when it comes to lunch, dinner, and bar-visiting hours…

Last week I was fortunate enough to enjoy life in Spain since I have been on a promotional tour for the release of Soundshine there which is taken care of by the ultra cool record label Rock Indiana Records. As you have read earlier in the rest of Europe (including my home country Sweden) the record will come out on the English also ultra cool record label Lojinx which I’m talking more about in this previous blogpost.

From Wednesday to Friday I made three acoustic concerts together with Spanish artist Lukah Boo (ex-member of Happy Losers) in Bilbao, Madrid, and Burgos as well as three radio interviews and performances.

The first interview was made by PacoPepe Gil for Plástico Elástico at Onda Madrid and you can listen to it here.  The second one was made in Bilbao by Joseba Martin at Radio Euskadi for the program La Jungla Sonora which you can listen to here (starting at 24.50). In the future there will be a video clip available from this mini concert featuring myself playing no less than three songs on guitar and piano. The third and last interview was and was made by Santiago Alcanda for the program Como lo oyes in Radio 3 (national radio) and you can listen to it here. Also this interview features a small acoustic performance. I happened to film this with my iPhone and here’s the video from this occasion:

 

I also had the opportunity to visit some a couple of record dealers in Madrid that now are selling some Soundshine to the wonderful people of Spain. Below is a picture of Inés from the legendary record shop Escridiscos and a picture of me and Gabriel at Fnac (who you might remember from this previous blog post from Madrid).

 



 

 


I would have loved to write more in detail about the three gigs I made and the great people I met there. The first one in Bilbao, the second one at Moby Dick in Madrid, and the last one at Carabas in Burgos. But I really do need to get back to preparing for this weeks big event: The Soundshine release party in Sweden which also has it’s on Facebook Event.

But at least, in the video below, you can watch the first song from the concert at Moby Dick in Madrid. And if you want to see more the whole concert is available at this YouTube playlist.

Here’s a collection of photos from the same show:

 

I would like to finish by saying thank you to everyone in Spain who was involved in this promotional tour. The great Pablo Carrero from Rock Indiana who put it all together, my tour partner Lukah Boo, the very warm and welcoming radio people I’ve met and all of those who are playing my songs in their programs, the organizers of the different shows, the audience that listened to my music both on radio and in concert, my Spanish friends, and my Spanish family. Muchísimas gracias a todos! Espero que nos vemos pronto!

 

 

 


Free download of David Myhr singing “Jaded” by The Mommyheads

Posted: March 11th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: post | Comments

With the release of my solo debut album Soundshine only two weeks away – here’s another song in my small series of acoustic cover versions that is available for free download. This time I’m paying tribute to “the greatest band you never heard of” – The Mommyheads!

Please enjoy my version of their precious song “Jaded”!

Just like in the case of my earlier acoustic cover versions of ABBA’s “Happy New Year” and Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” this is a very stripped down recording – one voice – one guitar. Usually I find it very tempting whenever I record to double-track my vocal, add layers of harmony vocals, lots of guitar and keyboard overdubs. To see what it sounds like with only one voice and one guitar is a scary experience of course, but it’s always good to remind yourself of that old cliché that “a good song should work even when accompanied only by an acoustic guitar”. And that certainly goes for “Jaded”.

Follow the Mommyheads on their official MySpace profile (including upcoming Swedish tour dates)

 

 

 

 

 

 


David Myhr interview for J-Pop World

Posted: March 2nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: post | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments

Any plans this weekend? If not, it might be the perfect moment to read the brand new David Myhr interview for J-Pop World!!! Just click on the screen dump below… enjoy!!!