Danish group (that means they’re from Denmark, ya’ll) The Kissaway Trail’s sophomore album and first U.S. release, Sleep Mountain, is the type of album that makes you feel a combination of sad and hopeful and lends itself to long, meditative car rides. Produced by Peter Katis (Interpol, The National, Sigur Ros’ Jonsi) and invoking their Danish brethren Mew, Sleep Mountain combines an all encompassing emotional sound with unintelligible English lyrics, creating a poignancy that will make crying into your steering wheel an almost certainty. They play The Mercury Lounge April 1, 8 p.m., $10, 21-plus; Webster Hall, April 2, 8 p.m., $20, 18-plus; and April 5, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 7 p.m., $20, 18-plus. myspace.com/thekissawaytrail.
The Kissaway Trail: The Unbearable Poignancy Of Living With The Kissaway Trail
—by Elisabeth McGuirk, April 4, 2010