The Amazing's New Album Gentle Stream Premiering At The Onion's AV Club

posted October 16, 2012

The Amazing's New Album Gentle Stream Premiering At The Onion's AV Club

The Onion’s AV Club is premiering the The Amazing’s new album Gentle Stream. The album, out October 22 on Partisan Records, is the Swedish band’s U.S. debut. Inspired by the music of the 60s and 70s Laurel Canyon community, Q Magazine calls Gentle Stream, “a gorgeously understated blend of gentle psychedelic pop, tranquil folk rock and gently stoned prog.” The Amazing will kick off a nationwide tour with Tame Impala this fall and will also be headlining the Mercury Lounge on November 5.

Gentle Stream is The Amazing’s first official U.S. release. KCRW recenlty named the band an “Artist You Should Know,” and Spin premiered Gentle Stream’s title track. The second single from the album, “Flashlight,” premiered at Paste and Pitchfork recenlty premiered the band’s video “Gone.”

Gentle Stream was recorded in Stockholm, Sweden at Fashionpolice Studios and self-produced by the band. The Amazing is comprised of singer-songwriter Christoffer Gunrup, Reine Fiske of acclaimed neo-psych group Dungen, Fredrik Swahn, Alexis Benson and lauded jazz drummer Moussa Fadera.

Christoffer Gunrup says, “One of the things I have come to enjoy playing with the others is never telling them what’s going on, what I want. It means that when we record I simply start playing something, usually without the melody, and hopefully they somehow play the way I feel.” The group recently appeared on the top-rated Swedish television program “Nyhetsmorgon” to play several of the songs from the new record.

GENTLE STREAM TRACK LIST

  1. Gentle Stream
  2. Flashlight
  3. International Hair
  4. The Fog
  5. Gone
  6. Dogs
  7. Assumptions
  8. When The Colours Change
  9. Ghosts 

THE AMAZING TOUR DATES

  • November 5            Mercury Lounge            New York, NY
  • November 7            Music Hall of Williamsburg            Brooklyn, NY*
  • November 8            Union Transfer             Philadelphia, PA*
  • November 9            Royale Night Club            Boston, MA*
  • November 10            Webster Hall            New York, NY*
  • November 12            Phoenix Concert Center            Toronto, Canada*
  • November 13            Metro            Chicago, IL*
  • November 15            The Fillmore             San Francisco, CA*
  • November 16            The El Rey            Los Angeles, CA*
  • November 17            The Fonda Theatre            Los Angeles, CA*

*with Tame Impala

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