Oh Land Is Ready to Amaze Austin With First Album -- Top 100 Acts at SXSW 2011
make sounds, like Velcro on shoes and pots and pans. That turned into 'Fauna,' an album that was released in 2008 on a Danish indie label called Fake Diamond records.
Is that going to be released here?
No. I think it's on iTunes but it's not going to get ... it was in 2008 so it feels old. I've been working so hard on the new record and then after 'Fauna,' I got signed to Epic Records at SXSW in 2009. Since then, I've been working on my new album.
That's a pretty great first time at SXSW. How are you going to top it this year?
This year I'll top it in the way that I'll play for people. Last time, I played for like six people. I flew all the way from Denmark to play for six people but it happened to be the six right people: the whole Epic staff, including the president at the time. It was so surreal and it was like a fairytale. This time around, I'll actually feel like it's a festival, actual concerts where people will come and hear my music. That will be amazing.
Are there any specific songs or artists you remember hearing that made you want to pursue a career in music?
I didn't know I was going to do music as a career until I was in my 20s, like three years back. I've always known that I've understood music on an emotional level. I've always known it was a very natural language for me and something that I had no fear touching because I felt like relaxed every time I played or sang. I perhaps tried to avoid being a musician because my parents were musicians and I didn't want to be the same as my parents. Everyone was like "Are you going to be a musician like your parents?" and I was like "No way. My parents are geeky." But then I ended up being a musician and it feels even more honest now because I didn't just end up in a place like "Oh