KEXP at CMJ 2009, Day 5: Choir of Young Believers

All the way from Copenhagen, Denmark, Choir of Young Believers are exactly what you need this time of the year. Mostly the work of Jannis Noya Makrigiannis, the gentle acoustic melodies and deeply textured beats are perfect Autumn listening as far as we’re concerned. Showing a nice variety in their music, the songs on Choir of Young Believers’ debut, This Is for the White in Your Eyes, are a healthy mix of folk, pop, and Nordic cool. It’s also been said you never quite know what you’re going to get at one of their live shows, a performance could include anywhere from two to seven people on stage at any time. Another testament to the constantly evolving nature of Jannis and his music. Jannis’s beautiful voice is sure to raise a few eyebrows on it’s own merit, even more so with all the Robin Pecknold comparisons being bounced around. It’s no wonder the band recently won The Danish Grammy for “Best New Act”. Give these guys a listen.

The band is currently on tour playing multiple shows in NY for CMJ before finishing in Chicago. You can find out more about the band on their MySpace page.


photos by Gabi Porter
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