Since 2007, the Hamburg band Tonbandgerät has played indie music with German lyrics - at first just for themselves and a few friends. Then, in 2012 their big break came! The quartet won the “New Music Award” -- formerly "RadioAward für neue Musik" -- and since then, these four young musicians from Hamburg have earned a name for themselves. In 2013, Tonbandgerät released their debut album “Heute ist für immer,” went on tour across Germany, and are now preparing for their four-week tour of the United States. The tour is slated to kick off on March 4 in Seattle. Visit the Goethe-Institut website for more details and a full tour schedule.