Photo by Melanie Smith
The Foreign Resort is a trio from Copenhagen, Denmark that takes cues from the gothic wing of new wave. There’s a reason they’ve toured with bands like the Raveonettes and Swervedriver: the Foreign Resort makes sweeping, dramatic music that sounds huge, even when they’re singing about the insular world of two lovers, like they do on “She Is Lost.” The song is almost literally lost itself, unmoored from an album that doesn’t have a release date yet. But it sounds great all alone, building around stabbing synths and an incessant drum beat. Singer Mikkel Jacobsen is the master of the gloomy ceremonies, displaying a Robert Smith-like gift for brooding romance.
–Art Levy // host, Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., producer, My KUTX