Sunday, February 17, 2008


ARTIST / BAND: Helvetia

SONG (MP3): Old New Bicycle

ALBUM: The Acrobats

FILE UNDER: Other / Rock / Dub

LABEL: the stati ccult label

INFO: A year and a half after the release of Helvetia’s critically acclaimed debut record The Clever North Wind (The Static Cult Label/UP Records), the Pacific Northwest outfit are back with their sophomore release The Acrobats, due out March 24, 2008 on The Static Cult Label.

The Acrobats, is a highly unique, soulful and psychedelic informed pop excursion. The new record was recorded by Jim Roth (Built To Spill, Delusions, Apostrophes) at his home studio in Seattle after Helvetia’s extensive US tour with indie rock heroes Built To Spill in 2006 in support of The Clever North Wind.

Jason Albertini, a talented multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, founded Helvetia. In addition to his time with Helvetia, he’s known for his longtime involvement with UP records artists Duster and Mike Johnson. He’s also worked with such bands as xiu xiu and Built To Spill. 

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