Lay Lady Lay video Oct. 29, 2004
Den Elleville Festen IV Oct. 28, 2004
Magnet performed at Den Elleville Festen IV on October 16th as part of the Bergen Art Festival in Norway. If you weren’t there to see it, don’t worry; NRK.no has conveniently captured everything on video! Click here to access the video, along with performances from Kings of Convenience, Ephemera, and Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band. You’ll have to register first, so here’s a Norwegian cheat sheet [courtesy of Kikuchi]:
Etternavn: Family Name
Brukernavn : User Name
Gjenta Passord: Password
E-Post: E-mail address
tour photos updated Oct. 25, 2004
The tour photos on the media page have been updated. Thanks to Colin and Rebecca for their contributions!
Iceland Airwaves review Oct. 23, 2004
Virtual Festivals reports from the Iceland Airwaves festival:
Joined by a backing band, the true beauty of Even Johansen’s vocals paired with the warping sound of his lap-resting magnetaphone, resonate round the arched, high walls of Reykjavek Art Gallery. Apart from the Bob Dylan cover ‘Lay Lady Lay’, every tune is a blissful lullaby plucked straight from the Norweigan wood near to where Even grew up, the highlight being set closer, ‘The Day We Left Town’.
See a photo and read the full review here.
Rolling Stone review Oct. 22, 2004
There is great power in the ethereal grace of On Your Side, the first U.S. release for Even Johansen, a.k.a. Magnet. The Bergen, Norway, native builds gently rolling emotional waves in the fourteen tracks on this disc, drawing elemental force from understatement. The ingredients—acoustic guitars, lulling vocals, electro garnishments—meld into an ambient songwriting form suggestive of a range of artists but correlative with none.
Read more at rollingstone.com.
win a copy of "on your side" + photos Oct. 20, 2004
Check out the new photos from last week’s tour dates in NYC.
radio shows online Oct. 16, 2004
rothko time change Oct. 8, 2004
Magnet will perform at Rothko at 8PM, not 12AM as previously noted. For tickets visit Concerts for Change.
popmatters review Oct. 8, 2004
On Your Side brims with bounteous atmosphere and emotion, a spacious strain of string-spiced pop that expands under the direction of Johansen’s space-cowboy-in-training.
Read the full review at PopMatters.
NYC tour updates Oct. 7, 2004
A show has been added on Monday, October 11th:
Knitting Factory – doors 6:30, Magnet 7:30 PM – Tickets $8, ALL AGES!
With Imaad Wassif (from alaska!), Paper Cranes and Bravo Silva
The Thursday, October 14th show at Pianos will now be with Keaton Simons and Surefire instead of The Shore.
site revamp Oct. 7, 2004
Home of Magnet has been somewhat revamped. There may be some errors here and there as the kinks are worked out. Drop the webmaster a line if you see something horribly wrong, thanks!
Also, some of the NYC tour info has been changed since yesterday so you may want to check that post again.
NYC live dates Oct. 5, 2004
Watch Magnet perform solo in New York City during the CMJ marathon:
Tuesday, 12th October
(10am) New York, Museum of TV and Radio – KEXP showcase live for Radio (with Sons & Daughters) [sign up to attend here]
(12am – midnight) New York, Rothko Showcase, “Concerts for a change” Charity Show (21+, more info, buy tickets)
Thursday, 14th October
(1.30pm) New York, Museum of TV and Radio – KCRW “When Morning Becomes Eclectic” showcase live for Radio – on air 10.30am Pacific time [more info here]
(6-8pm) ASCAP showcase, New York, The Delancey, 168 Delancey St @ Clinton (private show with Sondre Lerche)
(8.30pm) New York, Pianos (with The Shore)
indieworkshop.com review + nyc tour info Oct. 2, 2004
Indieworkshop.com has reviewed "On Your Side":
Norwegian singer songwriter Even Johansen brings a very well polished album in “On Your Side” under the moniker of Magnet. From the writing to the arrangements, recording and lush instrumentations, every aspect of this album is polished. While those aspects of this record are phenomenal, at times it’s a bit much for me, leaving me wanting something a little grittier.
Read the full review at indieworkshop.com.
Magnet will be playing as part of the Filter Happy Hour at Pianos in NYC on October
14th. It’s FREE, so make sure to go and bring your friends!