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The Megaphonic Thrift


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The Megaphonic Thrift is a Norwegian indie-supergroup of sorts consisting of Richard Myklebust of Stereo21 and Young Dreams, Linn Frøkedal and Njål Clementsen of Low Frequency In Stereo and Fredrik Vogsborg of Casiokids and Young Dreams. They make catchy melodies and then drench them guitarnoise, best described as noisepop with shoegaze elements. Their premier references are acts like Sonic Youth, Built To Spill,
 Dinosaur Jr, Guided By Voices and My Bloody Valentine.

They broke onto the international scene with their debut EP “A Thousand Years Of Construction” early in 2010. They toured relentlessly both in Europe and North America throughout the year, together with A Place To Bury Strangers and The Depreciation Guild, among others. Hailed as a sensational live act, they won over crowds at EuroSonic, Popkomm, The Great Escape, Berlin Festival, ILMC, Reeperbahn and Øya festivals among others. As RCRDLBL put it: “I stood near the front with a huge smile, the wash of music making me feel like my face was being blown back. It was definitely the loudest and one of the most exciting things I’d seen”.

2011 has seen the release of their debut album “Decay Decoy” on legendary ClubAC30 to rave reviews. Their profile has been upped as Band Of Horses and Dinosaur Jr have handpicked them for support shows, and Jay-Z featured them in his magazine “Life and Times”. Whilst touring Europe and North America they˙ve written their second album, which the finishing touches are currently being put to. It’s expected to be released in the first quarter of 2012


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  • expiry223

    Seen them in concert twice, they're definitely cooler live. Wish they could be a bit less restrained and "nice" on record. Although I'm also a big SY fan I prefer their noisier side, which happens to translate well to the stage.

    5 Oct 2014 Reply
  • macijikralj

    love decay decoy. awesome gig in fri-son. and yes amazing live!

    26 Jan 2014 Reply
  • BriggsBFC

    Great band, Absolutely amazing live. (In fact they sound better live than recorded). Worth seeing if they come round to your town.

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Shannonline

    awesome band, sound nothing like sonic youth.

    25 Oct 2012 Reply
  • kharafirafi

    love norway music! from Indonesian people

    25 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Tripolie

    New record is phenomenal.

    20 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Pretty-Life

    nice. :)))

    10 Dec 2011 Reply
  • stian86

    Decay Decoy was one of my favorites in 2010, their next album can't come soon enough!

    6 Dec 2011 Reply
  • smokingfiona

    Really good opening for Dinosaur Jr in Stockholm last week!

    12 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Bobeep

    sinnsykt imponerende i går!

    10 Jul 2011 Reply
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    5 May 2011 Reply
  • StefanStereo

    Great songs, Norway rocks! Missed them in Hamburg the other day, very sorry for that. :(

    26 Mar 2011 Reply
  • KyleLogan

    Loving it

    25 Oct 2010 Reply
  • mickey_z

    great performance in Frankfurt

    25 Sep 2010 Reply
  • _Bloodline

    they're frigging awesome!

    12 Sep 2010 Reply
  • WirelessE

    My favourite Sonic Youth band, that are not Sonic Youth.

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
  • indietrash

    sykt bra idag. sykt bra.

    11 Aug 2010 Reply
  • mcnip

    class band, terrible name

    7 Jul 2010 Reply
  • hulmebantam

    Really impressed with Megaphonic Thrift supporting A Place To Bury Strangers. Definitely saw the SY influence, but that's a pretty good thing in my book

    24 May 2010 Reply

    when shit names happen to good bands

    24 May 2010 Reply
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