Listen to the new album from Daniel Norgren streaming now on NPR. ‘Wooh Dang’ out 19th April

April 15, 2019


Wooh Dang out April 19 on Superpuma Records

NPR Music’s First Listen is streaming now the new album from Daniel Norgren’s highly-anticipated Wooh Dang, describing it as a “careful touch of ambiance and mystery in the playing.” The April 19 release of Wooh Dang will be the first worldwide release for the Swedish artist and Superpuma Records.

Listen to the album here on NPR’s First Listen.

Also just released is the third single, “Rolling Rolling Rolling,” which premired on Paste.  Washed in touches of soul and gospel music, “Rolling Rolling Rolling,” was inspired in part by Norgren’s time on the road with his friend and touring partner Phil Cook. “For me usually melodies come first,” he says. “This one came about while I was thinking about Phil and being on tour with him.”
“‘Rolling Rolling Rolling’ was a fun thing to record as well,” says Norgren. “Sunny day…one of the first songs we tried out in the house.” Affectionately dubbed “Big White,” the house in question is a 19th-century Swedish textile farmhouse in rural Western Sweden, where Norgren self-produced Wooh Dang with longtime collaborator and engineer Pelle Nyhage on a 16-track analogue rig. “The interior looked like it hadn’t been touched for the past 80 years,” recalls Norgren. “I moved a lamp and it left a dark red ring on the pink tablecloth underneath…goldmine! The house was huge, full of good, inspiring mustiness, creaking wooden floors, scary old portrait paintings on the walls, and an old, black German piano which I used in all the songs.”

An intertwining of analog instrumentation, live performance, and rural field recordings, Wooh Dangcaptures the close chemistry between Daniel Norgren (piano, electric guitar, singing) and his band, Anders Grahn (bass), Erik Berntsson (drums), and Andreas Filipsson (electric guitar and whistle).

The album presents a wildly inspired and hopeful weave of Norgren’s library-spanning musical influences, calling to mind deep-cuts from Otis Redding, The Band, and Muddy Waters, as well as the more modern sonic experiments of Brian Eno, Kurt Vile, and Dr. John.

Norgren has already shared the sublime and etheral single “The Flow” and more recently, “Let Love Run The Game” which premiered on  Brooklyn Vegan saying, “Daniel’s work is often atmospheric and warrants Bon Iver comparisons, but “Let Love Run The Game” sees him channelling more traditional, rustic Americana”.

European tour dates:
April 27 – Pustervik – Göteborg, SE (SOLD OUT)
April 28 – Cirkus – Stockholm, SE (SOLD OUT)
April 29 – Åhaga – Borås, SE
April 30 – Tonhallen – Sundsvall, SE
May 2 – Kulturens hus – Luleå, SE
May 3  – Norrlandsoperan – Umeå, SE (SOLD OUT)
May 4 – Gävles Konserthus – Gävle, SE (SOLD OUT)
May 5 – Konserthuset – Göteborg, SE (SOLD OUT)
May 18 – Vega – Copenhagen, DK
May 19 – Uebel & Gefaehrlich – Hamburg, DE
May 20 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL
May 21 – De Roma – Antwerpen, BE
May 23 – Stadtgarten – Cologne, DE
May 24 – Festsaal Kreuzberg – Berlin, DE
May 26 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NO
July 27 – Burg Herzberg Festival, Breitenbach am Herzberg, DE
July 30 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, U.K.
July 31 – Bush Hall – London, U.K
August 1 – Moods! – Bruges, BE
August 8-10 – Way Out West – Göteborg, SE
August 16 – Parkenfestivalen – Bødo, NO (SOLD OUT)
August 22-25 – Tønder Festival, Tønder, DK
August 27 – Ampere – Munich, DE
August 28 – Mascotte – Zurich, CH
August 30 – Into The Great Wide Open Festival, Vlieland, NL (SOLD OUT)
August 31 – Bruis Festival, Maastricht, NL

Pre-order Wooh

Wooh Dang Tracklisting:
Blue Sky Moon
The Flow
Dandelion Time
The Power
Rolling Rolling Rolling
So Glad
Let Love Run The Game
The Day That’s Just Begun
When I Hold You In My Arms
Wooh Dang


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