Popular group Prāta vētra releases album and plans tour

Arguably the most popular and most successful group in Latvia, Prāta vētra (known as Brainstorm internationally) have released their latest album – Vēl viena klusā daba.

Their first new studio album in four years (since Tur kaut kam ir jābūt, released in 2008), the songwriting lead on this album was taken by keyboardist Māris Mihelsons, and was recorded in Hudson, New York, Oxford, England, as well as Rīga. The album was produced by David Field, working in conjunction with the band. The English language song “Lantern” is the album’s first single.

In addition to Mihelsons, Prāta vētra is made up of vocalist Renārs Kaupers, guitarist Jānis Jubalts, drummer Kaspars Roga, and joined here by long time bassist Ingars Viļums. The band was founded in 1989, and has been performing for more than two decades.

An English language version of the album is also planned, though specific details as to release date have not yet been provided.

The band has a tour of Latvia planned this summer with the following dates and locations: July 28 – Jelgava, August 3 – Ventspils, August 5 – Saldus, August 10 – Valmiera, August 12 – Preiļi and the closing show on August 17 at the Skonto Stadium in Rīga.

For more information about Prāta vētra, visit www.pratavetra.lv.


After a four year break, Prāta vētra releases latest album Vēl viena klusā daba.

Egils Kaljo is an American-born Latvian from the New York area . Kaljo began listening to Latvian music as soon as he was able to put a record on a record player, and still has old Bellacord 78 rpm records lying around somewhere.

4 thoughts on “Popular group Prāta vētra releases album and plans tour

  1. They truly are great guys, people to be proud of and supported in their work and music! All the best, Prāta Vētra!

  2. I had heard the single on the radio numerous times before I found it was by Prāta Vētra — I thought it was Bon Iver or some similar group! Pretty good, IMHO. Latvian post offices are selling the CD at a discount — I’m getting my copy tomorrow!

  3. I was in Riga last week and bought the Prata Vetra CD in Vecriga…some really nice melodies on it. I’m glad I brought it back to the US to share with my Latvian friends and family.

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