22/08/2023 SWANS TOO

New maxi-single out now! Swans – English versions of Gulbji plus a new remix from Mexico.

17/10/2022 SWANS

In honour of the year of swans ’22 and 20 years of STandART, we have have published a new single called Gulbji (Swans – in Latvian). As usual, recorded in collaboration with Kaspars Tobis (7Synths, Dzelzs vilks) near Mālpils, LV – under the watchful eye of the local swans – with STandART working as a duo: Kalvis Kluburs and Jānis Traviņš. Download the single on our Bandcamp site. Streaming available on Spotify and other digital platforms.

You can also vote for STandART – Gulbji on Radio NABA TOP10 LV (2 votes per day).

Thanks for your support over the years. Let the Swans make waves!

STandART 2022: Jānis Traviņš & Kalvis Kluburs. Photo: Kaspars Tobis.

The single features a number of Swans of slightly different colouring, as well as new versions of our previously released songs.

Rūnas 22 (Runes 22) is a result of our live rehearsals during the last few years. Cilvēks Ar Lukturi (Cauri Miglājiem Remix), original English version – Lantern Man, was made a couple of years ago, but finally received the last synthesizer sounds this autumn. The spoken phrases were recorded using excerpts from the novel Mysteries (1892) by Knut Hamsun.

Gulbji is originally performed by the neofolk band Ēnu kaleidoskops, with whom we have shared several band members/guest musicians. The original version can be heard on the album Ēnu kaleidoskops (2010).

STandART – Gulbji on “Röntgen” by Anders Melts (Raadio2, Estonia) (after 51:00)
on November 1, 2002. Röntgen Radio on FB  


Kolka is a village in Northwest Latvia, a kind of ‘edge of the world’, that has inspired us greatly. A new Kolka audioguide is now published, in English as well, and we are happy that we could make a small contribution to the project of a place that we hold so dear – STandART song ‘Kolka’ is featured on one of the sections.

Get to know Kolka with the new audioguide! For more information, see Livonian community house FB site.


A new co-track with 7Synths (Kaspars Tobis) has been released.

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12/07/2019 Mysteries Of The Seabirds in Photofilms – UPDATED

Our album “Mysteries Of The Seabirds” can now be watched as a playlist of 15 photofilms.



July 29 UPDATE: STandART discography is back on Spotify and other digital music platforms.

29/12/2018 Radio NABA 2018 Top 100

Three our tracks/co-tracks have found their way into Radio NABA 2018 Top 100.

No.39 – 7Synths – Green Light
No.44 – Starring Two – Jērs
No.64 – STandART – Kolka

Thanks for your votes throughout 2018.

15/12/2018 Odekolons #16

Our song “Drudzis” included in Odekolons #16, a compilation of Latvian independent bands.

Photo: Mūzikas veikals UPE

Available HERE.

15/09/2018 NEW CO-TRACK “JĒRS” (LAMB)

A new co-track with Sandris Savickis / Starring Two has been released – Jērs (Lamb). Vocals were recorded back in 2012, and now the Lamb has risen. Support the Lamb at Radio NABA Top 10 LV.

14/06/2018 GREEN LIGHT

New collaboration: Kaspars Tobis (7 Synths) & Kalvis Kluburs.

06/03/2018 Concert in Liepāja on March 10 postponed

Unfortunately, STandART concert in Liepāja on March 10 is postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that we will be able to announce a new date soon.