It’s time for Swedish indie rock band The Search to be a band again. Erik Nyberg (bass), Stephen Burt (lead guitar), and Johann Bernövall (drums) from the band’s hometown Uppsala in Sweden join Razmig Tekeyan and release their first work as a four-man band.
The Search is one of Sweden’s best kept indie secrets. Singer, guitarist, and lead singer Razmig Tekeyan has been putting out his beautiful melancholic rock music under the name for decades. What started as a band that almost made it big back in the early 00’s became a solo project that reached its peak with the latest critically acclaimed effort „Heart’s Racing“ in 2020.
Now it’s time for The Search to be a band again. Erik Nyberg (bass), Stephen Burt (lead guitar), and Johann Bernövall (drums) from the band’s hometown Uppsala in Sweden join Razmig Tekeyan and release their first work as a four-man band. The new album „Extras“ will be out on February 25th.
Recorded during the pandemic, the new work offers sticky indie rock songs like „Writing on The Wall“ as well as Razmig’s perhaps most daring songwriting adventure so far called „Halt“. The lyrics tend to look for meaning in midlife relationship struggles and isolation. Introspection versus the will to get out there and smash the world in pieces. „Extras“ is a call to arms to everyone out there who wants to be something more than just extras in their own life.
Quotes about The Search:
„It’s broken hearts and tear-jerking caresses, it’s longing, loss and cinematic neon-soaked amusement park romance, and in the pursuit of those taste sensations the trail continues through the ’90s, ’00s and ’10s and my thoughts stop by names like The Divine Comedy, The Delays and Pulp“ Håkan Kjellgren, Drefvet.
„Anyone interested in atmospheric, intelligent pop, should definitely listen here carefully.“ Andreas Torneberg“, Stalker Magazine
„This criminally underrated band is on par with The Comsat Angels and The Sound. I wish I knew what went wrong, with their popularity never reaching the level they actually deserved.“ Unknown Youtube user.
1. Halt 04:06
2. Writing On The Wall 03:05
3. Dead Silent 05:33
4. Moving Target 05:43
5. Bunny 03:57
6. A Night At The Beach 03:22
7. Forever And Ever 04:37
8. Eyes To The Ground 04:31
9. Just Passing Through 03:24
10. Quills 04:53
11. It’s A Void 03:44
12. Does It Resonate? 03:47
Stream and Pre-Order
Aenaos Records https://www.aenaos-records.com/products/712783-extras