The most renowned Estonian Indie rock band Ewert and the Two Dragons have announced that their long-awaited third studio album will be released on the Estonian Independence Day, February 24.
The forthcoming album is called "Circles" and its release will be followed by a concert tour in the US and Europe.
The album was recorded in August 2013, in the Bear Creek Studios, USA. It was produced by Ryan Hadlock, who is best known for his work with The Lumineers.
"Circles" will be the first of the band's albums distributed by Warner Bros Records.
"This was an exciting process for us. The preceding albums were recorded in Estonia in very short time, but this time we spent an entire month in the studio in the US," Ewert Sundja said. "We had three or four songs when we went in, the rest were born in the process. It seems that we all had similar questions and thoughts going through our heads at the time of the recording. Although we are only in our early thirties, aging is a recurring motif in the album. I think we have come to understand life a bit better. Hence, the title "Circles" - we're back where we have been before and are still thinking about love, life, death, and what's right and what's wrong," he explained.
Last summer, the band's previous album "Good Man Down" was voted the best Estonian album of all time. In 2013, the band received the European Border Breakers Award.
Ewert and the Two Dragons will start its tour in the US in the second half of February. In addition to the officially announced dates below, the band will perform in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland.
Ewert and The Two Dragons in the US:
24.02 – Philadelphia, PA; Milkboy
25.02 – Pittsburgh, PA; Club Café
27.02 – Toronto, ON; The Drake Hotel
01.03 – Chicago, IL; Schubas
02.03 – Cleveland, OH; Beachland Tavern
03.03 – Washington, DC; DC9
04.03 – Allston, MA; Great Scott
06.03 – New York, NY; Mercury Lounge
09.03 – Seattle, WA; Sunset Tavern
10.03 – Portland, OR; Mississippi Studios
12.03 – San Francisco, CA; Brick & Mortar Music Hall
13.03 – Los Angeles, CA; Hotel Cafe
Ewert and The Two Dragons in Europe:
27.03 - Copenhagen, DK; Pumpehuset, Black Hall
28.03 - Stockholm, SE; Debaser Medis
07.04 - Bordeaux, FR; Rocher de Palmer
08.04 - Paris, FR; La Fleche D`Or
09.04 - Strasbourg, FR; Festival Les Artefacts, La Laiterie
10.04 - Lille, FR; Aeronef
11.04 - Genk, BE; Little Waves Festival, C Mine
13.04 - Brussels, BE; AB Club
14.04 - Amsterdam, NL; Paradiso Noord
15.04 - Nijmegen, NL; Doornroosje
16.04 - Groningen, NL; Vera
17.04 - Utrecht, NL; Tivoli de Helling
19.04 - Munich, DE; Ampere
20.04 - Frankfurt, DE; Das Bett
21.04 - Hamburg, DE; Mojo Club
22.04 - Berlin, DE; Lido
23.04 - Cologne, DE; Gebaude 9
24.04 - Zurich, CH; Papiersaal
25.04 - Vienna, AT; Szene Wien
26.04 - Erlangen, DE; E-Werk
12.05 - London, UK; XOYO
13.05 - Manchester, UK; Deaf Institute
14.05 - Birmingham, UK; Hare and Hounds
16.05 - Bristol, UK; The Fleece
Ewert and the Two Dragons have already released the first single from the new album. You can listen to it here.
Editor: T. Pedaru, M. Oll