Live video #2 from TOANWTS

Sofia Talvik performing The Garden

Here’s the second live video of the songs from my new album TOANWTS (The Owls Are Not What They Seem). During my US tour “Drivin’ & Dreaming” I’m going to record all the songs from the album and release on youtube as a live video album called “TOANWTS Acoustic Video Album”. This song is called “The Garden” and was recorded at the Stavinoha’s beach shack in Surfside, TX, that they let us stay at as a mini vacation to get some rest after our RV broke down in Austin, TX after SXSW. You can see and hear the ocean in the background. I wish I would have had more time to just hang out and relax there. Thanks to John and Edie for letting us stay!

 You can listen to the whole album here!

Space City Rock!

I missed out on my gig at the Super Happy Funland SXSW after party in Houston this week as my tour bus broke down in Austin, but Space City Rock blog did a really great write up for the gig. I hope people found out in time that I couldn’t make it. I’m playing March 25th at Dun Bros Coffee in Katy, TX instead if you want to come and see my show.

[quote] I’ll admit to being somewhat biased towards Swedish musicians, these days; few other countries crank out thatmany crystalline-perfect pop songwriters, year after year and decade after decade (think Abba, Peter Bjorn and John, Miike Snow, The Cardigans, Jens Lekman, Jose Gonzalez, etc., not to mention less-pop folks like The Knife or The Hives).

And happily, Swede Sofia Talvik doesn’t shatter my illusions, delivering an impeccably-crafted set of songs that draws on gentle country-folk and fey indie-pop, somewhere in between the mysterious beauty of Eisley (or maybe Tori Amos) and the floating folkiness of Hem. It’s good stuff. [/quote]

Sofia at SXSW

Tonight’s gig (Monday) canceled

Not driving to Houston today

I was hoping to do a fun post about SXSW today, but instead I’ll have to write to tell you that tonight’s gig at Super Happy Fun Land in Houston is cancelled because our tour bus broke down in Austin today. It’s in the shop now so the rest of the gigs in Houston should be on as scheduled. Guess you’ll have to tip me double or buy more CDs next time so I can afford some food after the mechanic took all my money 😉

Not driving to Houston today
Not driving to Houston today

SXSW spotlight!

Sofia Talvik live in San Antonio
Sofia Talvik live in San Antonio
Sofia Talvik live in San Antonio

I just arrived in sunny Austin. After heavy rain in Dallas and San Antonio I was wondering if SXSW would rain away this year, but as soon as we drove into Austin, the sky was blue, the sun blaring and people were half naked on the streets. Just like it should be.

Nordic Spotlight had the good taste to check in with me to see what my SXSW schedule looks like, and here’s their interview with me!

Hypetrak also recommended my second play showcases at SXSW. Most of them you don’t need a wristband for so check out their guide here!