“Denmark is entering the world market for psychedelic drugs.”

Classic Rock Magazine

“as if The Beatles had reinvented themselves as a blues band in their psychedelic phase”

Eclipsed Rock Magazine

“a middle finger to the ‘get a haircut and get a real job’ generation”

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The Recent Album

Enter the Mirage by The Sonic Dawn (1 May 2020)

Enter the Mirage album cover

«Enter the Mirage» is arguably the most blazing and powerful album yet by The Sonic Dawn. It has an unusual live feel for a studio album, packing much of the raw energy and electricity that has made The Sonic Dawn’s psychedelic concerts famous in the rock underground.

“A modern psych classic and early contender for album of the year.”

Andy Morten, Shindig Magazine

Enter the Mirage’s overall theme is freedom. It is about visions that may seem too distant to be real, but only those who take the trip will ever really find out. Frontman, Emil Bureau, explains about the album’s inception:

—First I lost my father, then I lost my job and finally I lost my will to be a servant of anything that isn’t peace, love and freedom. It should be simple, but in this world it isn’t. Instead of getting back on the so-called career path, which is generally a dead end, I took a leap of faith, with the band’s support.

Bureau spent half a year in a songwriting frenzy, spawning not only Enter the Mirage by The Sonic Dawn, but also a solo album in the folk genre (available via Heavy Psych Sounds).

To give form to these song ideas, the Danish trio rented a space in the gloomiest part of Copenhagen, set up a studio there and rocked out for two months. You hear that roughness, present as a determined attitude from a tightly knit band. With three past albums and some 200 shows under their belt, The Sonic Dawn is a psychedelic group to be reckoned with.

However, at the end of their long and laborious creative process, the band was completely broke. Fortunately, friend and former producer, Thomas Vang, allowed them to mix the album in The Village Recording at night, after his own sessions. Thanks to this, and a skillful mastering by Hans Olsson Brookes (Graveyard et al.) Enter the Mirage puts the HIGH back in high fidelity. Turn up the volume and experience The Sonic Dawn.

Released May 1st, 2020, on digital through Heavy Psych Sounds Records, with LP & CD following on May 22nd, when record shops reopen.

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The Psychedelic Ranger

Album Single No. 2 off «ECLIPSE»

Video for Psychedelic Ranger, shot during The Sonic Dawn's 2018 European tour with Heavy Psych Sounds labelmate, Brant Bjork. More videos The Sonic Dawn's YouTube channel.

The Band

Acid Rock from Copenhagen

The Sonic Dawn band photo by Simon Skipper

The Sonic Dawn is a rock band from Copenhagen, Denmark, known for their eclectic psychedelic style and prolific touring of the European continent. The group was formed in 2013 by childhood friends Emil Bureau, Jonas Waaben and Niels ‘Bird’ Fuglede. They have released three albums, which have been noted for their strong melodies and effortless blend of musical genres, from jazz to heavy acid rock. A fourth full-length is out in 2020 on Heavy Psych Sounds.

Their studio efforts and hundreds of shows across Europe, have earned The Sonic Dawn a place as one of the top bands in the psychedelic underground. Denmark is entering the world market for psychedelic drugs,” wrote Classic Rock Magazine in their review. However, also the mainstream has been affected by The Sonic Dawn’s acid drops, via national radio airplay in several countries.

The Sonic Dawn landed their first international record deal with Berlin-based Nasoni Records, who released the band’s debut album, Perception (2015). The album was warmly received among fans of psych and stoner rock, and has since been re-pressed in a number of reissues, including a remastered audiophile edition.

The sophomore, Into the Long Night (2017), came out world-wide on Heavy Psych Sounds Records, where the band found a home for future releases as well. The band took an experimental approach to its inception. The music was written by day and recorded at night, during a month of complete isolation in a country house by The North Sea.

The Sonic Dawn’s third full-length, Eclipse (2019), was the culmination of a full year’s labor. It was recorded to tape and mixed in The Village Recording, with producer, Thomas Vang (Roger Waters et al.) and cut to vinyl in Abbey Road Studios. It was named as easily one of the best psychedelic pop albums of the decade, by one reviewer.

Enter the Mirage (2020) is arguably the most blazing and powerful album yet by The Sonic Dawn. It has an unusual live feel for a studio album, packing much of the raw energy and electricity that fans will recognize from live concerts. The album got more coverage and more positive reviews than any previous releases. Shindig Magazine rated it five stars and called it A modern psych classic and early contender for album of the year.

The announced album tour for Enter the Mirage was cancelled because of the Corona pandemic, except for one show: On Oct. 6 2020, The Sonic Dawn played a tv concert on Rockpalast, Europe's biggest music program, second only to BBC's Top of the Pops. The band has since returned to touring (see tour dates).

The Collection

All studio releases

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Enter the Mirage (Heavy Psych Sounds, 2020)
Eclipse (Heavy Psych Sounds, 2019)
Into the Long Night (Heavy Psych Sounds, 2017)
Perception (Nasoni Rec., 2015)
Down the Line (Levitation Rec., 2014)
Japanese Hills (2013)

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The Trip

“As of Lately” by The Sonic Dawn (2017)

Taken from our second LP, Into the Long Night. Watch more videos on The Sonic Dawn's YouTube channel.

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