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Free Magnet Concert in Bergen This Friday, July 25 Jul. 22, 2014

This year’s annual Tall Ships Races 2014 is taking place in Bergen, Norway, from July 24 to 27. It is, as the name entails, a huge-ass festival dedicated to racing tall ships, among many other maritime-related activities.

But if you’re like me, all you’re looking at is the ginormous roster of musical performances by mostly Norwegian artists—and they’re all free. Check out the full schedule here. Most notably, Magnet is performing on Friday, July 25, at 9 p.m. at the Fish Market stage.

(Note that Casiokids is also playing July 25 at 9 p.m. on a different stage. Decisions, decisions. I also recommend Razika, performing at 7 p.m. at the Fish Market stage.)

Categories: Tour

Check Facebook for Latest Updates; New Shirts Sep. 6, 2012

There isn’t really any news to report on, but I wanted to remind y’all to check Magnet’s official Facebook page for the latest updates. If anything is happening in Magnet-land, Facebook will say so. (Unlike this site, which will probably be perpetually outdated, but still cling on to life with wheezing gasps.)

Magnet’s official site has been updated with a shop featuring new long-sleeve shirts decorated with a little flaming magnet logo. The shirts seem to optimized for invisible men who want to show off their muscle tone, but I’m guessing full-fleshed humans can wear ’em too. Each shirt is 250 NOK (about $43).

Categories: Announcements

New Video for ‘Homecoming Queen’ and New Tour Dates Mar. 8, 2012

Here’s another new music video from Magnet for “Homecoming Queen,” produced by Fast Forward and directed by Marcel Leilienhof.

He’s got a handful of tour dates coming up this month. A few shows already happened since I made my last post. Whoops. :( Well. If you live in Norway or are visiting Norway, this info’s for you:

Magnet’s official website magnetmusic.no was under construction for a while, but now it’s fully up and running with all the latest news and such. You can also follow Magnet on Twitter at @magneteven.

Categories: Tour, Video

New Video for ‘Fireflies’ from Ferrofluid Feb. 25, 2012

Check out Magnet’s new video for “Fireflies,” produced by Fast Forward and directed by Marcel Leilienhof.

Categories: Ferrofluid, Video

Magnet Performing at by:Larm Festival Feb. 14, 2012

Magnet is performing at the by:Larm music festival in Oslo this Thursday, the 16th, at Rockefeller. Festival pass for the day is available at billettservice.no for 895 NOK (695 NOK for students). See the full schedule here.

Categories: Tour

January Tour Dates in Norway Jan. 17, 2012

Magnet is performing a handful of concerts this month in Norway:

Get the latest news at Magnet’s Facebook page.

Categories: Tour

New Album Coming Out December 2 Nov. 21, 2011

Magnet’s new album, Ferrofluid, is coming out next Friday, December 2, in Norway. It’s available for pre-order at cdon.no (Rest-of-Europe site: cdon.eu) on CD (149 kr) and vinyl (199 kr). Platekompaniet also lists a deluxe CD (299 kr) version. Here’s the tracklisting:

  1. Doldrum Days
  2. Sister Sorrow
  3. Bad Blood
  4. Stay – with Hilde Marie Kjersem
  5. Homecoming Queen
  6. Fireflies
  7. Pussyfoot
  8. Nemesis
  9. Together
  10. Reprizer

You can listen to the album’s first single, “Doldrum Days,” on Myspace and Spotify (and buy it on iTunes). You can listen to the album’s second single, “Stay” (a Shakespeare’s Sister cover) on Soundcloud.

As for what the heck ferrofluid is, Wikipedia says it’s “a liquid which becomes strongly magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field.” It can do cool shizz like this.

There’s a new official Magnet website in the works, finally! Still under construction, but here you go: magnetmusic.no. Also check out the official Facebook and Myspace pages for new stuff.

Categories: Ferrofluid, Releases

Performance at the World Ski Championship Feb. 22, 2011

Got some exciting news from Magnet’s manager: GOOD STUFF IS HAPPENING.

More specifically, Magnet will be releasing new music soon! …Okay, that’s not very specific. More specific is that he’ll be performing “The Day We Left Town” in University Square in Oslo as part of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championship this Thursday, the 24th. If you live in Norway you can watch it live on NRK2 at 19:00.

Categories: TV

Magnet is doing stuff! Whoa! Aug. 4, 2010

After a few years of nothingness, I got a message from the folks of his management company BpopMentometer to say that Magnet is doing stuff! I mean, related to music. Presumably he’s doing stuff all the time. Here’s the message:

Magnet is currently in his studio in Bergen, where he is finishing his new record with a bunch of great Norwegian musicians. We have heard the first song, and really looking forward to the rest!

Even has spent the last year learning how to ride his horse, and feeding his goats. His growing commitment for a better environment has taken a lot of time, but he has also found the time to produce albums for several Norwegian artists, such as Lene Marlin and Amina. He has also found a lot of inspiration for his new album.

Stay tuned to soon get pictures from Magnet’s Devil-island, the studio, and of course: music.

Categories: Announcements

Why isn’t this homeofmagnet.com? Jan. 28, 2010

Message from your friendly webmaster: This is the same website that used to be at homeofmagnet.com. When that URL unexpectedly expired and was bought by another company, I moved the site to evenmagnet.net because, damn, I didn’t build this website for nothing.

I have no idea what’s going on in Magnet-land, but if anything happens I’ll update this page.

Categories: Announcements

Magnet wins Spellemannprisen Feb. 11, 2008

Congratulations to Magnet for winning the Spellemannprisen for Best Male Artist!

Categories: Awards

Spellemannprisen Nomination Jan. 28, 2008

Congratulations to Magnet for his Spellemannprisen nomination (Norwegian “Grammy” awards) for Best Male Artist! The other nominees in this category are Kenneth Ishak, Sivert Høyem and the Volunteers, and William Hut. View the full list of nominees at mic.no. The awards will be given out on February 2nd in Oslo.

Categories: Awards

Seattle In-Store at Sonic Boom Confirmed Oct. 26, 2007

Magnet will be performing and exclusive in-store performance at Seattle’s premiere indie retail record store SONIC BOOM on Sunday, November 11th before his gig at Chop Suey.

In-store details are below:

MAGNET performance @ SONIC BOOM
Sunday, November 11th @ 3 PM!

Sonic Boom Fremont – 3416 Fremont Ave. N Seattle, WA 98103
Call the store for inquiries: (206) 633-2666

ALSO – listen for MAGNET performing live on KEXP on Monday morning, November 12th. More details to be announced soon.

Categories: Tour

New York Shows Cancelled! Oct. 16, 2007

We are truly sorry to tell you that due to illness in Evens immediate family, he has been forced to cancel the planned New York shows. The rest of the tour will go as planned. We are working on a rescheduling of the New York shows and hope to see you soon.

Categories: Tour

"The Simple Life" nominated for an Alarm Award Sep. 29, 2007

Magnet’s “The Simple Life” has been nominated for an Alarm Award (Norwegian music awards) in the category of Best Pop Album. Other pop album nominees include Marit Larsen, Rockettothesky, Superfamily, and Susanne Sundfør. Vote for his album online! To view the full list of nominees across all categories visit alarmprisen.no. Winners will be announced on October 27th.

Categories: Awards, The Simple Life

The Simple Life out now in the US Sep. 19, 2007

The Simple Life is now available for purchase in all major music stores in the US

Buy THE SIMPLE LIFE now on iTunes

Categories: Releases, The Simple Life

MAGNET ON TOUR Sep. 19, 2007

Magnet, aka Even Johansen, will be leaving the confines of his Norwegian farm for the wide expanse of the U.S. when he takes to the road with Montreal indie poppers Stars in late October. The tour is in support of the multi-instrumentalist’s third full-length, “The Simple Life,” due September 18 on Filter US Recordings. Recorded in his studio on the coast of Norway, Johansen played nearly every instrument on “The Simple Life” as well as handled production duties.

“The Simple Life” marks Magnet’s third full-length and was released earlier this year throughout Europe, including Norway, where it was the #1 album week of release. To celebrate the album’s arrival, Johansen played 40,000 feet on an airplane flying from Oslo to Reykjavik, breaking the world record for highest performance ever performed.


Categories: Tour

Skral Festival photos + summer tour dates Jul. 16, 2007

Skral Festival
Magnet at Skral

Check out Ole’s photos of Magnet from this weekend’s Skral Festival, also in the photo gallery. He’ll be doing a few shows at Norwegian music festivals this summer—view all of the tour dates.

Categories: Photos, Tour

Happy Birthday! Jun. 7, 2007

Happy birthday, Even! We hope you have fun commemorating the day of your birth. :)

Categories: Announcements

The Simple Life is #1 Apr. 9, 2007

In its first week of release, The Simple Life reached #1 on Norway’s album chart. Congratulations, Even!

Categories: Lists, The Simple Life

Upcoming shows in Oslo Apr. 2, 2007

In May Magnet will be playing three shows in Oslo at Blå. You can buy tickets for each show or buy one ticket good for all three. Dates:

Categories: Tour

Release a record, break a record? Mar. 28, 2007

Magnet on a PLANE
Magnet serenades passengers on the way to Iceland [from Dagsavisen]

To commemorate the release of his new album, The Simple Life, Magnet played 40,000 feet in the air on the way from Oslo to Reykjavik, breaking the record for highest concert ever performed. Watch video footage at kjendis.no, VG, and Aftenposten.

The Simple Life is currently available in Norway or online at CDplanet and CDON.COM. Check out the latest reviews (all in Norwegian):

Categories: Announcements, Reviews

New album, The Simple Life Mar. 1, 2007

The Simple Life
“The Simple Life”

Magnet’s latest album, The Simple Life, will be released in Norway on March 26, 2007. Listen to two new tracks, “Lonely No More” and “Navigator”, at Magnet’s myspace page.

Album tracklisting:

  1. The Gospel Song
  2. You Got Me
  3. Lonely No More
  4. Count
  5. She’s Gone
  6. A Little Happier
  7. Navigator
  8. The Simple Life
  9. Slice Of Heaven
  10. Volatile
  11. Lucid

Categories: Releases, The Simple Life

Message from Magnet Jan. 10, 2007

Even left a message in the guestbook about the new album, his upcoming concert and…lots of rain:

So there it is…
new record, new label, new this, new that and newness all around…
It’s looking like march will be the time to set the new songs free, and hope they find a good home out there in the sad and beautiful world.
Come thursday 18th, I will be playing lots of new songs, and lots of older songs in Oslo together with a whole bunch of people called KORK. There’ll be between 50 and 60 of them, 4 of my sweet musician friends and myself.
I’m sure it’ll be an evening to remember for me.
For everyone else, we’ll try hard to make it an evening hard to forget.
Hell, they even say they are going to film it, just in case it goes well. So we’re all gonna dress sharp, talk blunt and stomp our feet!

In Bergen it has now rained for 72 days without any noticable break…it is beyond wet, it’s beyond soaked, it’s “gjennombløt”

Itching to play some new songs…..and wear some dry socks.

Viva Roger Withaker!

Categories: Announcements

new tour date Jan. 4, 2007

Magnet will be performing at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway on Thursday, January 18th. Buy tickets online at ticketmaster.no.

Categories: Tour