“The beginning moments of Molly Nilsson’s second (sic) album Follow The Light now seem like the start of a personal mythology that was to reach further than she could have imagined. Few contemporary artists have so seeped into the underground pop psyche than the Stockholm-born songwriter. After releasing her debut These Things Take Time on hand-made CDrs, Nilsson’s follow up was a leap in scope and ambition. Of course, the personal takes on a tumultuous life in Berlin and the journeys to and from it inform the songs as before, but there’s a growing maturity in the songwriting in evidence. From the diary pages of These Things Take Time to a growing stature as a songwriter in touch with the universal, Follow The Light contains many of Nilsson’s now firm fan-favourites.”
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We’re as sad as you are…
Check out the 2nd video and single from upcoming album Zenith, 1995. Video by Chris Filippini and Molly Nilsson. Watch the video here https://youtu.be/X9ukSm5gmKk
Check out the first video and single from upcoming album Zenith, the solarized ballad Lovers Are Losers. Video by genious artist couple Graw Böckler. Watch the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYqQwaYLiIA
DARK SKIES ASSOCOCIATION and NIGHT SCHOOL RECORDS are proud to present you with the latest addition to our family, a 13 song diamond called Zenith. In celebration of its birth we cordially invite you to the release party show in Berghain Berlin on September 15th.
All dates and cities to be continued…
Ok, so obviously end of May is already here. And as we promised earlier this year to have the new Molly Nilsson album out by now it’s time to break the silence. So… The album has been a liiittle bit delayed, which means it will be out and ready for your ears and hearts in August… 2018.
NOOOO just kidding. 2015. TWO-THOUSAND-AND-FIFTEEN. But do not despair dear friends, the waiting has made it all the better. Like a bottle of pink champagne. Or an evasive lover. Meanwhile we will sporadically drop songs on videos over the web throughout the (so called) summer to remind you that we still love you. That was all for know. Peace.
Molly Nilsson’s new album is almost ready for the world. Preliminary release date set to end of May 2015. Meanwhile we are taking a break from action. Hang in there.
Molly Nilsson is releasing her first ever 7″ single later this month. This virgin comes with two new songs, a duo simply called SEX. And yes, singles are couples too. This little gem will be for sale in our online shop as well as digital download. As usual the release will be accompanied by a lusty release party in the city of Berlin. More information on this in its due time.
Music: Molly Nilsson
Track: Plaza Italia
EP: Sólo Paraíso
Label: Dark Skies Association
Video: Graw Böckler http://www.grawboeckler.de/
Buenos Aires / Berlin 2006 / 2014
Pop music rarely comes as honest and heartfelt as when delivered by Molly Nilsson. Having traveled around the world singing to the romantic and the doomed, Nilsson found herself in the late Summer of 2014 in Buenos Aires. Inspired by the crumbling landscape and the heavy hearts that populate it, Sólo Paraíso is not only an ode to a specific time and space but a musical novella that meditates on youth, idealism and belonging. The soundtrack to a summer you thought you had when looking over bleached out old photo albums.
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As you may or may not be aware, the annual advent of Record Store Day means that non-Record Store Day releases end up being delayed. Unfortunately this has happened with the LP reissue of “These Things Take Time”. We’ve been told we should be receiving it in the next week or two so will commence shipping as soon as possible. Thanks for bearing with us. For more info read here: http://nightschoolrecords.com/category/news/
Song and video by Molly Nilsson. Recorded during the summer 2014 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Taken from the upcoming EP ¨Solo Paraíso¨, to be released later this year on DARK SKIES ASSOCIATION.
Before the winter hibernation we are doing a small sale on our website, before we temporarily close the online-shop on February 1st. If you like t-shirts with Spirals screen printed on them, we suggest you check out our shop. We have a bunch of The Travels t-shirts (see photo above) in sizes small, medium and large. All individual and all made with love, yours for 13 € plus shipping.
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We wish you a happy Friday 13th! What better way of celebrating than to present you with a new music video directed by Caroline de Maeyer for Molly Nilsson’s The Power Ballad. Watch it live on Youtube here.
The lyrics of Molly Nilsson’s song City is featured in latest issue of London and Manchester based poetry and drama publication Black & BLUE.
The theme of the 3rd and latest issue, like the song, is the wide and inspiring topic we call City. Black & BLUE “sources writing from all over and is keen to publish people who haven’t been published before & especially those who don’t even consider themselves poets or writers”. Support them in their efforts and order now, follow this link.
Visit their website for more information: www.blackbluewriting.com/
The photo above was taken today in Paris.
20 September 2013 Los Angeles, CA
24 September 2013 Atlanta, GA
529 w. Alligator Indian
25 September 2013 Athens, GA
Go Bar w. Alligator Indian
26 September 2013 Asheville, NC
Apothecary w. Alligator Indian
27 September 2013 Winston-Salem, NC
Krankies w. Alligator Indian
4 October 2013 Miami, FL
5 October 2013 Mexico City, MX
11 October 2013 Montreal, QC
TBA w. Leah Lazonick + Wy Wy
13 October 2013 Toronto, ON
Double Double Land w. Wy Wy
20 October 2013 NYC, NY
DARK SKIES ASSOCIATION are giving away records to three lucky winners in exchange for a favor…
Throughout the years Molly Nilsson have made hundreds (?) of t-shirts, all homemade, handmade and individual. We have sold them and sent them all over the world, and now we would like to receive photos of them in their new homes for our website. If you possess a Molly Nilsson T-shirt, or any other DSA products, please take a photo of you wearing the t-shirt or with another DSA product, (it’s OK to be creative) and send it to us and you have the chance to win our latest release:
1st price – The Travels (ltd ed) spiral disc LP
2nd price – The Travels LP
3rd price – The Travels CD
Send us your photo the latest by Sunday September 1st with COMPETITION in the subject line to: INFO@DARKSKIESASSOCIATION.ORG Don’t forget to submit your name and address! The winner will be notified by e-mail.
Ps. Please note that due to holidays our Online shop will be closed from September 1st to September 14th, please visit Night School Records in the meanwhile.
In connection to her departure Molly Nilsson has put together a new musicmix on the theme. This mix can also be found in the jukebox of the Berlin bar Das Gift, in case you happen to pass by and have some change on you. Listen to the mix below or visit us on Soundcloud. You can even download it and bring with you, wherever you are going.
The Travels LP have finally arrived after more than a months eager waiting. If you order now you receive a free Safe Travels condom for the journey. Visit our shop to place your order.
It’s that time of the year again. We’re planning Molly Nilsson’s next North American tour this September-October. And yet again we’re asking all promoters, bookers and general enthusiasts in the US to contact us in order to set up a show in Your town. Don’t be shy. Write us on firstname.lastname@example.org
DARK SKIES ASSOCIATION are happy to share with you another new song, The Power Ballad, taken from Molly Nilsson’s upcoming album The Travels. Listen on Soundcloud:
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DARK SKIES ASSOCIATION are proud to present the video premiere of Molly Nilsson’s “Dear Life”, song taken from the upcoming album The Travels. Video by Chris Filippini and Molly Nilsson. Starring Tómas Lermarquis. The Travels is out June 21st 2013 on DARK SKIES ASSOCIATION / NIGHT SCHOOL.
I would never call you a bitch
All my miseries have made me rich
Dear Life, you know I love you secretly
even when you’re talking dirty to me
And I’m not only saying this cause I’m drunk
(though I am) I should tell you more often
if I think that I can
I really mean it, I really mean it
I really really mean it tonight
Take me through these avenues and boulevards
my rushing blood is a racing car tonight
I felt so high on life
These endless streets, my tired feet
are gonna get us far from wherever we are tonight
it felt so close tonight
you felt so close tonight
From the airplane window the cities far below
look like glowing vomits in the snow
These sails will bring me where the wind is gonna blow
where we’ll go don’t tell me cause I don’t wanna know
you felt so close tonight
DARK SKIES ASSOCIATION and Night School Records are proud to present Molly Nilsson’s new album The Travels, out June 21st 2013 on CD, LP, MC and digital. Stay tuned for more information. On June 19th we celebrate the release with a live performance by Molly Nilsson herself at Berghain Kantine in Berlin. RSVP here.
DARK SKIES ASSOCIATION are now ready to announce that Molly Nilsson’s next album is to be released on June 21st 2013 on digital, CD, MC and LP. We are also working on getting These Things Take Time out on LP (on popular demand). We’re also trying to enjoy the late coming of spring. In other words, don’t worry if you don’t hear from us in a while. All is well in the Lighthouse. Illustration by Kristoffer Nilsson.
Today is March 8 and the International Womens Day. This annual event is the commemoration of women’s accomplishments throughout history, but most importantly a sign of solidarity with, and reminder of, the continued struggle for women’s rights, equality and justice worldwide.
In celebration of this date Molly Nilsson has made a new music mix, commissioned by Stockholm/London collective TOP NICE Radio. Listen to it, or download it, here:
To follow up on the celebrations (afk) Nilsson will be DJ-ing at a party the 8BITCH WOMIT FUNFAIR (a cyberfeminist blast) Saturday March 9th at Mindpirates e.V. in Berlin.
DARK SKIES ASSOCIATION are happy to announce the planned release of Molly Nilsson’s next album, which will be dropped on planet Earth sometime this spring around April. This will be Nilsson’s 5th full-length album since 2008. Stay tuned for the latest news…
Molly Nilsson is doing a few shows throughout Poland in February. Don’t miss her at BWA in Zielona Gora February 9, Klub Puzzle in Wroclaw February 10, Piekny Pies in Krakow 11 February and last but not least
at Cafe Kulturalna in Warszawa February 12th. Check out the DISTORTED ANIMALS facebook event with all times and address.
In connection to these shows Nilsson has made a new mix, on the theme Unsolved Mysteries. Listen to the mix here: http://soundcloud.com/distorted-animals/un-solved-mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries – The Hum
Yen Tech – Loki Man
DJ Quicksilver – Cosmophobia
Unsolved Mysteries – Swedish Hitchhikers
Ansiktet – Äckligt
Backstreet Boys – I want it that way (KaeM dance remix)
Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over
Man Machine – Dreamer is a Dream too
David Lynch – Good Day Today
Kraftwerk – Radioactivity
The Prodigy – Voodoo People
Massive Attack – Karmacoma
Everything But The Girl – Missing (Todd Terry remix)
Marshall Applewhite of Heaven’s Gate – Tape 1
Coldplay – Clocks (BackDraft Deephouse Remix)
Laurie Andersson – World Without End
Mark Snow – X-files theme (800% slower)
Enya – Fairytale
Interview with psychoanalyst Rollo May (excerpt from Jan Troell’s film Sagolandet 1988)
DARK SKIES ASSOCIATION would like to thank everyone who helped us making 2012 our best year ever. Hugs and kisses to all new and old friends around the globe. We wish you a splendid New Years.
See you in 2013.
Music video by Ernst Markus Stein. Song taken from History (DSA 2011).
Baby, sometimes I don’t understand you
You’re the abstract art in my Modern Museum
Baby, sometimes we fall apart
but the ruins of my heart stand like the Colosseum
I hope you die, by my side
the two of us at the exact same time
I hope we die, long from now
the two of us at the exact same time
Maybe it’s all beyond control but baby you can have my soul
I hope you die, by my side
Maybe it’s all ages away but I can’t help but think of the day
I hope we die at the exact same time
Baby, your lungs are bigger than a football field
I’m the hooligan of your heart
sometimes we win and sometimes we lose our dreams
but I‘ll always wear the colours of your team
Baby, you’re the coolest moon when the nights begun
I’m a goth in the sun and we can sleep through the summer days
I know you think I’m morbid when i say
I hope you die, by my side
the two of us at the exact same time
I hope we die, long from now
the two of us at the exact same time
A big thanks to VGKids and Warpaint Studios in Ypsilanti, MI who designed and printed these awesome tour posters for Molly Nilsson’s In Real Life Tour 2012. Check out their websites! Not only do they look great hanging on a wall, they also fold in half and slip perfectly into a LP sleeve. Very limited edition. Keep a look out for them in your town!
(Above; hanging outside Pinhook in Durham, NC)
History Release Party in Berlin
To be continued…
Finding this tea bag in your Dublin hotel room can only be a good sign. This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship…
DARK SKIES ASSOCIATION are proud to finally announce the release of Molly Nilsson’s revised 500 copies vinyl edition of HISTORY April 27th 2012. Join us at the release party at The Zone in Berlin with a live performance by Molly Nilsson herself.
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A1 In Real Life
A2 I Hope You Die
A3 The Bottles of Tomorrow
A4 Hiroshima Street
A5 Intermezzo: The Party
B1 Hotel Home
B2 City of Atlantis
B3 QWERTY (censored version)
B4 The Clocks
Live at Nasti in Madrid, Spain. Artwork by Yelena Smith.
Molly Nilsson has put together a mix for Le Musicassette called the Middle Class Mix.
1. Intro: Michael Jackson – « Black or White » video introduction
2. Liaisons D – « Heartbeat »
3. Jay-Z & Kanye West – « Murder To Excellence (instrumental) »
4. Jerry Seinfeld – (deals with a telephone salesman)
5. Overnight Sensation – « Geronimo »
6. Rockers Hi-Fi – « Push Push »
7. Mass Effect 3 Soundstrack – « Eden Prime » /
8. Dan Deacon and Liam Lynch – « Drinking out of cups »
9. Underworld – « Born Slippy »
10. Paris Angels – « Scope »
11. Doug Hream Blunt – « Gentle Persuation »
12. Mr Vegas – « Gallis Sassa Step »
13. Dr Alban – « Hello Africa (slow blow mix) »
14. John Cooper Clarke – « Twat »
15. Lawrence Gemmell – « Arts Graduate Song »
16. David Guetta featurings Sia – « Titanium »
17. PF Project – « Choose Life »
18. The Banned Self Hypnosis Video
19. Infinite – « Must Go to Heaven (Simon O’Shine Remix) »
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After more than a year of slumber SILVER has awoken from a deep tape sleep. This Greatest Hits Compilation was originally released as a Christmas Special 2010, containing 10 evergreens from Molly Nilsson’s first 3 albums and also 2 previously unreleased tracks. This release is limited to an edition of 100 copies, all handnumbered by the artist herself (as always). When we first brought it out we had to spend long nights awake listening to the same tracks over and over again, drinking out of bottles, whilst recording over used cassettes purchased from thriftshops. Although this may sound like fun (we thought so too to begin with) it soon got tiring and the production was put on ice after only a dozen copies had been made.
Until now. Thanks to machines, located somewhere on the British Isles who did the work for us. This second round of SILVER is the same as the first in the regard of content and edition but since they are professionally recorded and printed they will actually play at the right speed. (This may be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your approach to music as a commodity). Please note that this release is made on cassette only.
Side A Silver, When Boys Don’t Call, 8000 days, The Lonely, We’re Never Coming Home, Won’t Somebody Take Me Out Tonight
Side B Europa, More Certain than Death, In the Mood for a Tattoo, Last Forever, Truth, A Song They Won’t Be Playing on the Radio.
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Ace cans and tapes in Newcastle.
Was it merely a coincidence that Shacklewell Arms where Molly Nilsson played a show last night is door to door with another Lighthouse Studios?
Mixtape curated by Molly Nilsson for International Tapes, named after and inspired by the poem by Richard Brautigan.
1. Richard Brautigan – Death is a beautiful car parked only
2. Wale – Ambition (instrumental version)
3. Chris Rea – Thinking of You
4. Loredana Bertè – Non Sono Una Signora
5. Rihanna – Man Down
6. Mad Melon & Black Mountain – Sensimilla
7. Lecrea ft. Trip Lee – Jesus Muzik
8. Basutbudet – Efter två
9. FL Studio 10 – Uplifting Trance (YouTube channel: itsoktodance94)
10. Brennan Heart & Wildestylez – Lose My Mind
11. Moby – Go
12. Arvid Tuba – The seasons are sitting on chairs
13. DJ Hixxy- Music is my first love
14. Transa – Prophase
15. DJ Raaban – Anima Libera
16. Tracy Chapman – Fast Car (Paul Devastate Remix)
Listen to it here.
Aleks Banner in Boston, MA who submitted this adorable photo of his stereo.Thank you everyone for sending us you pictures, drawing, and literal descriptions of your stereos. We wish we could make you all winners!
HISTORY Competition for everyone who does not know how to download
Torrents! Send us a photo of your stereo (if you do not own a camera we
will also accept drawings or literal descriptions, please note that a laptop does not count as a stereo) to email@example.com before February 8th 2012 and have the chance to win a signed copy of the HISTORY CD and a T-shirt! Don’t forget to write your address. (If you do not own a CD-player we’ll do a pre-historic competition once the LP is out, hopefully by April). Good luck!
ps. This competition requires you have a computor with which you can
send and check e-mails. ds.
DARK SKIES ASSOCIATION are busy planning the shows in and around Europe for the next few months to which Molly Nilsson will bring and present her latest opus, HISTORY. This is Nilsson’s (so far) most extensive tour in Europe and brings her to many new and exciting places, as well as returning to old friends in familiar corners of the continent.
Among the countries confirmed and booked are U.K.(it will be good!), Spain (why haven’t we been there before?), Poland (always a pleasure!), Czech Republic (finally!) and more.
Visit our Events & Shows page or have a look at the facebook event for dates, venues and links.
For all of the autumn of 2011, the planet Jupiter has been in backwards motion in Taurus causing all kinds of bankruptcies and personal hardships. By the first day of 2012, the planet Jupiter will have been in forward motion a week, allowing most people to become more grounded financially.
For small independent record labels this could mean more shows for the signed artists (for example Molly Nilsson), which may even result in a European tour and later on in the year a US-tour. A wonderful time for all of humanity will be when Jupiter enters the sign of Gemini on June 6th and brings fantastic financial news for everybody but especially for communications, media and independent record labels. This will be a good time to release a new album.
Horoscope in 2012 has the DARK SKIES ASSOCIATION filled with activity on the home and the work front. Changes that began to occur in 2011 now require planned actions. Continue with important assignments, and conduct in a manner of caution and precision.
Focus on your close bonds and cherish them, as this is the best way to enhance the year.
DARK SKIES ASSOCIATION have finally gotten around to upgrade the homepage, thanks to KMVdesign. Among the new features, you’ll find this blog page where one can read the latest news and leave comments. Another new feature is the improved Online Shop, now with a shopping cart which enables one to buy more than one item at a time. Our Contact & Links page now also let’s visitors sign up for our SKY NEWS more easily than before. It’s still in development so don’t be shy to tell us if you run into problems or discover a bug.
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DARK SKIES ASSOCIATION wish All of You a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! If you have the chance, don’t miss Molly Nilsson’s performance at TOP NICE c/o Renseriet (Bolidenvägen 16B, Johanneshov) in Stockholm on Christmas Day December 25th! Don’t forget to become a free member here.
Molly Nilsson HISTORY is Album of the Week on Rough Trade.
Completely diy and self-produced, Molly adorns her songs of longing and emotional alienation with a powerful, resonant voice that is able to strike out across the voids of distance and space to touch the listener directly. ‘History’ is Nilsson’s fourth album proper and is a lush portrayal of a lone figure finding her way in the world.
Molly Nilsson HISTORY out now on CD and digital download.
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DARK SKIES ASSOCIATION are proud to present the 2nd single and video from Molly Nilsson’s upcoming album HISTORY, Hotel Home, shot entirely on her phone during the Last 4-ever US-Tour in November 2011. Enjoy!
DARK SKIES ASSOCIATION, among many others, enjoy the long dark nights ahead by lifting our eyes to gaze the star filled sky. Today it is 410 years ago the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe died in Prague. And although Brahe himself was an important scientist, leaving the world with his countless and at that time most accurate observations of the planetary motions, it is the life and deed by his assistant we would like to commemorate by presenting the first video from the upcoming album, Skybound, A homage to Johannes Kepler. Please note that it (like most our videos) contains some copyright infringement and due to this an incorrect music link is posted in the right corner (who is Gabriele Bellini anyway?), it also features advertisement which is out of our control since it’s a choice made by the copyright holder. None the less, enjoy the song and video by following this link.
DARK SKIES ASSOCIATION are proud to present you with a video for one of our favorite songs from the latest album Follow The Light (DSA 2010),”The Closest We’ll Ever Get To Heaven”.
The American singer John Maus has included a cover of Molly Nilsson’s song “Hey Moon!” on his long awaited album We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves, (released on Ribbon Music/ Upset The Rhythm). The song was originally found on Molly Nilsson’s debut album These Things Take Time in 2008. Listen to his version of the song here.
DARK SKIES ASSOCIATION and MODERN ROMANTIC PRODUCTIONS are proud to present the new music film by Fjodor Donderer for Molly Nilsson “A Song They Won’t Be Playing On The Radio”. Song taken from the album Follow The Light (DSA 2010). Enjoy!
Over the years we have received mails and messages asking us when Molly Nilsson is finally going to set her foot on American soil, and now the time has come. DARK SKIES ASSOCIATION are in the process of planning Molly Nilsson’s first U.S.-tour in November 2011. We are on the look-out for cities, venues and dates so whether you are a fan, a booker or a general enthusiast: this is the time to let us know. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Saturday, February 5th Molly Nilsson will be in London to play at BEHIND BARS. So far the line-up and exact location has still not been announced, but within a day of the party an info-line will be established to which one can call to find out the address. Entrance is £ 5 donation. We will post more details on the homepage in due time. In the meanwhile, enjoy this musicvideo Ernst Markus Stein made for Molly Nilsson’s Last Forever.
For those of you who are slowly but surely getting nervous about finding the perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones – DARK SKIES ASSOCIATION have the answer: Molly Nilsson’s Christmas Special 2010 is a limited edition Greatest Hits MC-compilation, entitled SILVER. Including 10 evergreens , but also 2 never before released songs. This release (wrapped up and ready to go) can be ordered via our Shop for 10 €, including shipping worldwide. (Note that this release will be available on cassette only).
Tracks: Silver, When Boys Don’t Call, 8000 days, We’re Never Coming Home, Won’t Somebody Take Me Out Tonight, Europa, More Certain than Death, In the Mood for a Tattoo, Last Forever, Truth, A Song They Won’t Be Playing on the Radio.