Copenhagen's Søren Løkke Juul, who goes by the moniker Indians, recently signed to 4AD after releasing a spate of well-received singles. His debut album, Somewhere Else, is due on January 29 (January 28 in the UK/EU) and his solo appearance at WFUV and The Alternate Side's CMJ showcase was an early tease: Indians, the full band version, will join Other Lives for a 38-date North American tour beginning in late October.
Juul's Tuesday night set at the Living Room, his first of only three CMJ shows, was a harbinger of very good things to come. He was a mesmerizing presence, accompanying himself — and his strong, clear voice — with keyboads, loops and acoustic guitar for introspectively-drawn, elegant songs like "I Am Haunted." There is a stately, dreamy pace to the songs from Somewhere Else — an apt title for a beguiling, expansive collection of songs. Astonishingly, Juul has only been playing live since last February.
Discover more about Indians here; Juul and his band play Bowery Ballroom on November 28 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 29.