Formed in 2006 by Lake Placid
guitarist Jannis Noya Makrigiannis as a solo project, Denmark's Choir of Young Believers rely on a rotating cast of musicians to flesh out their acoustic-based, grandiose indie pop.
The Danish/Greek/Indonesian Makrigiannis' myriad influences first appeared on the group's debut EP for the Tigerspring label. Released in 2007, Burn the Flag found success on the Danish charts and was soon re-released nationally to critical acclaim. The band's debut studio long player, This Is for the White in Your Eyes, was issued via Tigerspring in 2008, and was nominated for six Danish Music Awards and won the "Best New Act" category. 2009 saw the band ink a US deal with Ghostly International
, who would release their debut stateside later that year. The band's sophomore full-length outing, Rhine Gold, dropped in 2012, followed in 2016 by Grasque, both on the Ghostly
label. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi