KOOP is a true original, known for their groundbreaking sample-based amalgamation of jazz, dance, and electronica. Koop Islands sees Simonsson and Zingmark absorbing the influence of the classic Big Band sound of the Twenties, Thirties, and Forties to create an inimitable groove they call "Swingtronica." Joining KOOP on their remarkable musical journey are a number of guest vocalists including Hilde Louise Asbjornsen (featured vocalist for the U.S. tour as well as a featured recording artist and co-lyricist of "Strange Love" from Koop Isands), Yukimi Nagano, Mikael Sundin, and ex-Galliano frontman Rob Gallagher (all of whom appeared on Koop Islands), as well as the acclaimed Norwegian singer-songwriter Ane Brun.
Among the many highlights of Koop Islands is the syncopated "Come To Me," featured earlier this year on an episode of ABC's blockbuster Grey's Anatomy. The track was included on the recently released "Grey's Anatomy Original Soundtrack 3" and was also used in a series of ABC promos from early April through the May sweeps. In addition, the tracks "Let's Elope" and "Koop Island Blues" can be heard on FX's Nip/Tuck and the trailer for the Pandemic Studios videogame, Saboteur, respectively.
North American Tour Dates
Nov 2 New York, NY Hiro Ballroom Tickets
Nov 3 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Nov 5 Toronto, ONT The Mod Club Theatre
Nov 6 Chicago, IL The Double Door
Nov 8 San Francisco, CA Bimbo's 365 Club
Nov 10 Los Angeles, CA Barker Block
Koop Island Blues
Come To Me
I See A Different You