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January 16, 2013 The Danish singer-songwriter performs a solo set spanning his quirky English-language career.
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July 24, 2008 Singer-songwriter Teitur Lassen originates from the Faroe Islands (which translates to Sheep Islands), a remote spot of land between Iceland and Norway. On his third album, The Singer, Teitur's arrangements are quiet and sparse, but he sings with such confidence and fervor that the effect is, at times, gripping. "Guilt By Association," for example, tells a story about an accidental murder, with thrilling lines like, "Run away, they are coming to get us now." These minor-key dirges are clearly his signature, but some of the more immediately accessible and uplifting moments come when he loosens up.
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June 3, 2008 While Teitur's music hasn't reached many fans in the U.S., he's the Faroe Islands' most famous singer-songwriter. Music journalist Christian Bordal spoke with the singer about his music, his storytelling, and life growing up in the remote Scandinavian islands.
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January 9, 2007 Having paid his dues with 300-show years and a bad major-label deal, singer Teitur Lassen has finally gained some of the exposure his music warrants. Borrowing from folk, rock and pop influences, Teitur has released two fine albums of emotional balladry, built on a quiet but sturdy folk-pop framework.
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October 19, 2006 "Don't Want You To Wake Up" is almost stridently good-natured, with Teitur extolling the virtues of watching a lover sleep amid strummed acoustic guitars and subtly breezy strings. The track never accelerates beyond an agreeable amble, but it isn't about momentum anyway.
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