The Kissaway Trail Set Release
The Kissaway Trail was formed by members Sřren Corneliussen (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards) and Thomas Fagerlund (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards) who share duty as front-men and key songwriters. The duo previously recorded as the band, Isles, and released an album in 2005. Later, the pair was joined by members, Daniel Skjoldmose Hansen (Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals), Hasse Mydtskov (Drums, Vocals) and Rune Pedersen (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Together, they recorded and released their debut self-titled album in 2007, which was received with deafening praise across the UK and Europe. A record that England's The Independent called, "the debut album of the year." Along with The Independents acclaim, the young band achieved 4-star reviews from top critics at The Guardian, Mojo and The Times, instating The Kissaway Trail's musical promise.
Setting their sights even higher, in early 2008, The Kissaway Trail set out to record their sophomore release, and the first for America. They rehearsed in a desolate rented farm close to their home in Odense (Denmark's third largest city, situated on the island of Funen) before shifting to the French mountains to narrow down their material. By the end of 2008, they moved the recording process to Sweden. At the close of the year, and the album nearly done, the band realized it was not the musical vision they intended and decided to trash the record, and begin fresh at the top of 2009. Sleep Mountain, was made at Odense's Lydkraft Studio, where the magic of their debut record had also been created, with their dream producer, Peter Katis (Interpol, The National, Sigur Rós' Jónsi) in just two weeks.
The Kissaway Trail will return to the States for the first time in 2 years this March for an incredible performance at SXSW! For an early taste of the band's brilliance on stage, check out this live footage of The Kissaway Trail in Berlin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGAuoio1ntM.