These Thoughts Are Like Mandatory Chores... EP
A young musician who boasts more than a decade of experience, Mikkel Holm Silkjaer, the 21-year old frontman, has played in a constellation of bands and runs a pair of labels, Shordwood and 100 Records. But music runs a lot deeper for the punk prodigy. At four, his dad Per Silkjaer, then part of the band Studson, set up his son behind a drum kit, giving him a taste of music making when he was just tall enough to see over the stool. When he was 12, Per took his son to see garage rock icon Jay Reatard play in the practice room of local punk band Cola Freaks (the same group who would later play at Mikkel’s confirmation). About that time, Mikkel started picking up 7-inch singles from the Danish underground from his uncle’s Copenhagen store. Repo Man Records. Raised to see music as a craft and a calling, not art or artifice, he dove into his own productions as a teenager.
2. It Happened Again
3. Blue Uniforms
4. Not A Shelter
6. Too Good For You