Dont Miss Choir of Young Believers on Monday Night

March 16th, 2012

When the band he was in broke up, singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Jannis Noya Makrigiannis left Copenhagen for a Greek island and began working on his own material. That music ultimately featured dark lyrics, layered vocals and orchestral instrumentation. And when Markirgiannis returned to Denmark he found a rotating group of musicians to play with under the name Choir of Young Believers. The band’s debut EP, Burn the Flag, came out in 2007 and earned a fair amount of play on Danish radio. Since then the group has released more material, toured and played SXSW. And next week, Choir of Young Believers (above, doing “Why Must It Always Be This Way” for KEXP FM) release their second LP, Rhine Gold, in the US and, even better, play Mercury Lounge on Monday night.