Formed in 1991 SUBTERFUGE are one of a handful German first generation Indiepop groups that are still around. Between 1993 and 2005 the band recorded four studio albums. Other priorities in life and solo projects came into the way of any joint activities, while time passed and Daniel, Kai, Lars, Lorenz, Tom and Tommy stayed closest friends. Around 2 years ago the group came back together in their original line up to work on new material. Here is the first outcome, the single STEPHANIE SAID – an ode to friendship and that care-free life that once was and still prevails on a good day. The video and song vibes take you back there for sure.
Though nothing has changed in a way everything has changed
STEPHANIE SAID might be your ideal soundtrack for these next summer months – out June 18th on Less Records, distributed by Cargo Records.
STEPHANIE SAID is out June 18th on Less Records, distributed by Cargo Records.
„This record is so timeless that – years from now – when fans of good music will secretly share their hitlists it will still be in that number. SUBTERFUGE are better than ever, this album could even make them legendary.”
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„I am not sure if the release of this compilation signals that Subterfuge are intending a comeback, or simply getting all nostalgic in their lockdown days, but either way this is a total joy of an album.”
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„THE LEGENDARY EIFEL TAPES is the Düsseldorfer’s White Album…Sounding darker, more mature and experimental today: SUBTERFUGE can’t do anything but bring wonderful popmusic to
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„I really dig the Legendary Eifel Tapes by Subterfuge … sure I love Can and Amon Düül and Kraftwerk, like the next guy, but I am more excited about the living than the dead”.
Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, REM) when asked about his favourite german records
„The result speaks for itself: A record that would appear in every music reviewer’s
Top Ten if it came from the likes of Wilco or Teenage Fanclub.”
Started as three college friends making music together, Subterfuge in 1993 released their first album „Fabulous”.
In 1996 Subterfuges second album „Marc” was released, presenting a mixture of Pop, Punk and Indie.
In 2001 the third album „I do Birds” was released in Europe and Japan. The videos for „I do Birds” and „Silly Girl” had some heavy rotation on MTV and Viva.
In 2003 twentyeight German bands (famous and non-famous ones) covered the songs of Subterfuges first record “Fabulous” to form a tribute album.
The album was recorded in three years of intensive work with producer O.L.A.F. Opal (The Notwist, Miles, Liquido) and was mixed at famous Uphon Studio in Weilheim (Lali Puna, Console, Slut and many others).