School of X (MØ) Playing SXSW With Iceage, March 20 5pm-6pm CDT, New Music Out Soon

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“A snappy, shimmering piece of indie pop”
– Complex
“Littauer’s arty inspirations and aspirations don’t drown out his pop sensibilities”
– NPR music
“be sure to keep an eye out for School of X’s debut LP which is out later this year.”
– Colors Studios

“This is great. Can’t wait for the album. He really is crucial to what’s going on in the underground in Copenhagen”
– Janice Long, BBC
Highlighted by NPR as a SXSW must-see, Copenhagen based School of X was also scheduled
to play in Austin in 2020. “So much has happened since last year.” After the release of his 2020
debut album Armlock, School of X was hurtled into a new life. Having spent most of the past ten
years touring and working on music non-stop, SXSW was cancelled just as he was about to
make his first trip to the states under his own name and this life was suddenly put on hold for
Rasmus Littauer, the man behind the School of X moniker.

While School of X’s self-produced indie-pop has always been revealing and reflective, “these
sudden changes thrust me deep into my emotions.” Littauer took off to his childhood home in
the countryside to write, capturing these swelling emotions and reflecting on his childhood. And
then there was the news of a little one on the way, bringing his thoughts to his soon-to-be son. “I
was facing a lot of things from my life that I want to do differently for him.” Did he want him to
grow up in the city or the countryside? What did he want to teach him about politics? Sexuality?
The result is School of X’s sophomore album, to be released in ‘21 via Tambourhinoceros. “It’s
about trying to find the meaning in things. Juggling with the different parts of life that make it a
full life. Asking why do I do what I do?” Following his ‘20 debut album Armlock, his ‘19 EP
Destiny and his ‘17 EP Faded. Dream, School of X’s new album will be a more varied display of
styles and emotions. “It makes it easier to create if there are no boundaries,” says Littauer.
School of X, once a jewel in Copenhagen’s underground scene, has grown quickly both within
Denmark and abroad. Previous songs feature contributions from Ana Perrote (Hinds), Spencer
Zahn (Empress Of, Half Waif), Soleima, Lord Siva, and Trentemøller among many others.
Likewise, Littauer has contributed drums and musical direction to Clairo and Liss. Mixed by
Chris Tabron (Beyonce, Common, Erykah Badu, The Strokes), School of X’s debut album
Armlock (2020) is the sound of an indie-pop star about to hit his stride.
 Roskilde Festival is looking forward to introduce Danish artists: IceageYdegirlSchool of X and Astrid Sonne at SXSW 2021. The video will also feature short interviews with prolific danish artists like Mø, industry professionals and the people behind the biggest non-profit festival in Europe. Supported by MXD – Music Export Denmark, Danish Arts Foundation, Ministry of Culture Denmark, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and Danish Arts In Austin
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