Ex Norwegian

Pure Gold

Self-Released

An adventurous indie rock band with psych and powerpop overtones from Miami Beach are an unlikely bunch to be named after a Monty Python sketch, yet the manifold Ex Norwegian indeed are. Their expansive ensemble’s effortlessly catchy songs span across a constant stream of DIY releases via various indie labels. Their large catalogue is due to the prolific songwriting of mainstay Roger Houdaille, who, influenced by the music of the 60s & 70s, incorporates a wide range of styles in his writing – from retro slacker garage jams, to quirky, deconstructive pop songs. Always gaining enthusiastic critical praise, they have yet remained somewhat elusive to the mainstream indie scene.

Encouraged by the Velocity Gospel’s Emmanuel Canete, the 2012 band line-up reconvened at his home studio. After laying down some of Houdaille’s new songs alongside covers of a few willfully obscure songs, they quickly considered releasing these new recordings. In December, their sixth album Pure Gold was self-released – just in time to make the top slots on many music fans “best of” lists for 2015. The lead track “It’s A Game” (originally by String Driven Thing and turned hit by the Bay City Rollers) was issued on an uber-limited lathe-cut 7” vinyl via Fruits De Mer Records, with copies already fetching over £250 on eBay – an instant collectible!

In 2016, the band will go on a short tour starting March 10th in Gainesville, FL. Dates include key shows in Memphis, Chicago, Washington D.C and New York City’s Bowery Electric, where the band invited Artie LaMonica’s Rome56 to the bill. LaMonica was in the Shirts, along with Annie Golden (Orange Is The New Black) and were one of the classic CBGB bands of the 70s. LaMonica penned “Tell Me Your Plans” – the closing track off the Pure Gold album. On the road, the band will be augmented by Miami drummer Andres Bedoya (Heavy Drag), and will be performing an assortment of new material and rearranged classics.

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