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LEMAITRE DEBUT NEW TRACK ‘STEPPING STONE’ FROM FORTHCOMING EP, 1749, DUE JANUARY 29TH

January 11, 2016

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LEMAITRE DEBUT NEW TRACK ‘STEPPING STONE’ FROM FORTHCOMING EP, 1749, DUE JANUARY 29TH VIA VIRGIN EMI

THE NORWEGIAN DUO HAVE ALSO ANNOUNCED A STRING ON LIVE DATES AND WILL MAKE COACHELLA DEBUT IN APRIL

“A disco infused reprieve in these grey post-holiday winter days.” – Stereogum

iTunes: www.lemaitremusic.com/steppingstone

Spotify: www.lemaitremusic.com/steppingstoneSP

           

Norwegian electronic duo Lemaitre debut a new track, “Stepping Stone” featuring Mark Johns, from their forthcoming EP, 1749, due January 29 via Virgin EMI.  “Stepping Stone” premiered yesterday on Stereogum, where the track is described as “An aggressively catchy groove, the kind that wrestles its way into rearranging the rhythm of your heartbeat for a few minutes.”

align=”center”> The release of “Stepping Stone” follows a monumental announcement for Lemaitre, the duo are making their Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival performance debut this April. Lemaitre will also be making stops in Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris and London in February; tickets are on sale now at www.lemaitremusic.com.

Preceding “Stepping Stone” is the horn-infused and synth heavy track “Closer,” the band’s fastest growing track to date with over 9 million Spotify streams. Lemaitre’s new EP, 1749, brims with pop gems sung by Ulrik Denizou Lund. “Not Too Late” and “Day Two” both have a bright ’70s-pop feel even as Lund and Ketil Jansen’s tones and beats live definitively in the post-EDM present. They also make smart use of producer Giraffage on the tropical-leaning anime-videogame fantasia “Nishio 2.” 1749 is not only the title of the duo’s forthcoming EP; it’s also the address of their Los Angeles home and studio. The band says, “1749 is our home address and the title of our EP, but it’s more than that. 1749 represents the journey we’ve made and the process of creating music in our home away from home. We live with our video director, manager and our friend Sebastian “Coucheron,” who also makes music. We all moved together from Norway to chase the dream of making music and living in LA.  It’s kind of like the TV-showEntourage except without all the money, ladies, and fancy parties.”

Lemaitre are Norway’s latest entry into the smooth, melodic electronic tradition of artists who temper their electronic grooves with adept pop songwriting. “We want to walk the line,” explains Ulrik Denizou Lund, who along with Ketil Jansen is Lemaitre, “and do everything from a loop-based song to straight pop or rock songs that have more structure.” Lemaitre have more than a million followers on SoundCloud, and the duo’s 2012 EP, Relativity 2, shot to No. 1 on the iTunes Electronic chart in the U.S. and Canada. They number among their fans some of dance music’s biggest artists — Porter Robinson, Madeon, Kygo, and Martin Solveig to name a few. Robinson took them on tour last summer. Lemaitre’s music is finding outlets beyond the dance floor as well. In September 2013, their song “1:18,” from The Friendly Sound EP, was used as a synch in an ad for the Apple iPhone 5C. (View the commercial here.)

1749 EP Track List

1. Not Too Late

2. Stepping Stone feat. Mark Johns

3. Closer feat. Jennie A

4. Day Two

5. Nishio 2 feat. Giraffage

2016 European Tour Dates

February 12th – Stockholm, Debaser Strand

February 13th – Oslo, Centrum Scene

February 14th – Copenhagen, Lille Vega

February 16th – Berlin, Musik & Frieden

February 17th – Amsterdam, Sugar Factory

February 19th – Paris, Les Etoiles

February 20th – London, The Laundry

http://www.lemaitremusic.com/ 

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