FILTER Presents: Ewert and the Two Dragons (Estonia) US Debut in NYC
By Staff on February 24, 2012
Happy Estonian Independence Day! And what better way to celebrate than to announce FILTER will be proudly presenting the US debut of Estonia's biggest indie-rock sensations Ewert and the Two Dragons on April 4 & 5 in NYC. Comprised of Ewert Sundja, Erki Parnoja, Kristjan Kallas, and Ivo Etti, these four have already been deemed by critics as the "crown jewel of Estonian music". In 2010, the band had their first Baltic tour during which they had the unique honor of being the opening act at the TEDxTallinn conference, a celebration of the brightest Estonian creative professionals. Latvian indie label I Love You Records quickly recognized the band's talent and signed them. The band's second album "Good Man Down" (purchase here) was released in April 2011, receiving wide critical acclaim and commercial success.
We first fell in love with these Estonians while watching their set at Positivus Festival, in Latvia last summer. Other festivals they have performed at include Popkomm (Germany), Waves Vienna (Austria), Lost In Music (Finland) and Eurosonic-Nooderslag (Netherlands) where we caught up with them for a second time earlier this year.
This year, Ewert and the Two Dragons swept the Estonian Music Awards taking away an incredible five honors including band of the year, album of the year, rock album of the year, song of the year (Good Man Down), and video of the year (Good Man Down). The first single released from their album, "(In The End) There's Only Love", gained popularity almost instantaneously in the Baltics and today the song has aired throughout a number of countries such as Germany, Germany, Brazil, France, Mexico, Sweden and more. This spring and summer Ewert and the Two Dragons will be busy touring throughout Europe, which is why FILTER is excited to present their live US debut in NYC! The band will be playing two exclusive US shows: Wednesday April 4, 2012 at Pianos (NYC) - Tickets available here Thursday April 5, 2012 at Knitting Factory (Brooklyn) - Tickets available here. Hope to see you there!
Check out Ewert and the Two Dragons' official video for "Good Man Down".
Watch Ewert and the Two Dragons perform "Jolene" live at the sold-out Nokia Concert Hall.