Lilacs & Champagne Announce New Album

by Brice Ezell

15 February 2013

Danish and Blue, the sophomore album from Grails spin-off band Lilacs & Champagne, will be released via Mexican Summer on 4/23.

Portland duo Lilacs & Champagne, whose self-titled debut was one of 2012’s underrated gems, have announced an upcoming sophomore release entitled Danish & Blue, out on April 23 via Brooklyn label Mexican Summer. The trailer for the album, directed by band member Emil Amos, continues in the tradition of psychedelic spy movie paranoia that was dominant on Lilacs & Champagne, though there’s a tantalizing incorporation of piano that already shows a slight shift in sonic from that record. At only two minutes, the trailer is a definite tease, but the excellent control of mood that made the duo’s debut so memorable is still present.

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