SXSW Preview: Choir of Young Believers

Danish rock reaching U.S. shores in recent years has ridden a vintage sound, be it the stylish fuzztone songs of the Raveonettes or the garage-rock rave-ups of the Blue Van.

Choir of Young Believers seems to have an eye on the future with its music — essentially folk-pop songs with lush, soaring arrangements and dreamy, almost lofty vocals.

When his previous band broke up, Copenhagen rocker Jannis Noya Makrigiannis got the idea for Choir of Young Believers during a sojourn on the Greek island of Samos.

The group released its debut, “This is for the Whites of Your Eyes,” in 2008, and comes to the United States for performances that include at least 7 shows at SXSW, including an official showcase Wednesday at Galaxy Room Backyard.

Listen here to their song “Action Reaction.”

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