Archive for sweden

Miike Snow: A Taste from Happy to You

Posted in Album Update, Music News with tags , , , , on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 by Eric Gilardi

Miike Snow, the pop trio from Sweden, have been working on their follow-up album to their unbelievable self-titled album from 2009. The first album is still one that I listen to today. It helped me through a break-up with an ex-girlfriend, it even helped me through a second break-up with that same ex-girlfriend. I am curious to see if they can come up with lyrics with as much meaning on their second album Happy to You. This album is expected to come out in March of this year and if it is as good as the last I may have to see if it can help me get a new girlfriend. Follow this link to thetiimes.com to get a taste of the album.

Check out the album review from Mind Inversion.

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Logh premiere official “Death to My Hometown” music video

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , on Thursday, May 14, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Last week, the Swedish post-rock/shoegazers in Logh released a very interesting new music video with some dreamy psychedelic animations that bring the song “Death To My Hometown” from their North album to even greater heights for its release on the iTunes exclusive Death to My Hometown EP. The playful, lighthearted vibe of the video by Kenny Lindström contrasts amazingly with the gentle, reserved delivery of vocalist Mattias Fribeg; the like best post-rock, sometimes this band sounds the heaviest and most alive with feeling in the quietest moments. This video definitely realizes the potential of these amazing nuiances with brilliant explosion of joyous color that compliment the weight of the introspective reflection and accentuate it. I highly recommend heading over to iTunes to grab these new songs soon. The link to buy is listed below!

1. Death To My Hometown (from North, 2007)
2. Forest Eyes RBG Version (Previously Unreleased)
3. Left Foot Breaking (Previously Unreleased)
4. White As Snow (Previously Unreleased)

DIG DEEPER: Buy Death to My HometownOfficial WebsiteMyspace

Logh releases Death To My Hometown EP exclusively on iTunes today

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , , , on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Today, the amazing Swedish post-rock/shoegaze band Logh were proud to unveil a brand new web exclusive EP called Death To My Hometown, and since I’ve failed to talk about it til now I’m just going to post the trailer (above ^) and a link to buy the album and hope you guys make the right choices. The tracklisting is:

1. Death To My Hometown (from North, 2007)
2. Forest Eyes RBG Version (Previously Unreleased)
3. Left Foot Breaking (Previously Unreleased)
4. White As Snow (Previously Unreleased)

DIG DEEPER: Buy Death to My HometownOfficial WebsiteMyspace

New Jens Lekman collaboration: “Happiness Will Be My Revenge”

Posted in Audio, Music News with tags , , , , , , on Monday, April 20, 2009 by Erik Burg

Swedish pop master Jens Lekman, with his endearing voice and lovely lyrics has teamed up with The Sweptaways (whom I know nothing about) to record the new track “Happiness Will Be My Revenge.” Existing only in video form for the time being, the song jens is exactly what any long time fan of Jens has come to expect. Lyrics like “I’m not gonna cry no tears” and “Don’t you ever regret that kiss” are still made someone hopeful and happy with the upbeat and eclectic music. The song begins and ends with a choir of people singing “Swept away” and the chorus line “Happiness will be my revenge” (maybe that’s the Sweptaways?). It all combines for a fun tune, something that is heartfelt and honest like anything Jens pours his heart into, and yet makes you want to tap your toe and grab your significant other for a round of kisses. It’s all sort of cheesy, but I think that’s what I’ve come to love about Jens is that no matter how serious the words might be, there is always happiness abound. Enjoy!

Jens Lekman (w/ The Sweptaways) – “Happiness Will Be My Revenge”

Lykke Li gets a blast from the past on Nardwuar

Posted in Video with tags , , , on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 by Ryan Buege

This is a great interview, simply because of the crazy number of props this dude is hiding in his bin. Lykke has a hard time responding to the questions because she’s just so amazed by what this wacky Canadian keeps pulling out, and it’s quite hilarious. She gave an incredible performance a few weeks ago at the Varsity in MPLS and Culture Bully captured the whole show. Anyone who’s asking themselves “why should I care?” should quickly set themselves straight; dig deeper to find out what you’re missing from this beautiful Swede.

DIG DEEPER: OfficialMySpaceWikipedia

Disfear incite “Fear and Trembling” with new track

Posted in Audio with tags , , , , , on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 by Ryan Buege

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Sweden’s long-running D-beat hardcore devotees in Disfear have recently posted the brand new track, “Fear And Trembling”, for listening at the band’s MySpace: MySpace.com/Disfear. This track is the first public release they’ve made from their recent highly anticipated split 7” release with Doomriders that recently became available. As I hoped, “Fear and Trembling” is the perfect introduction for anyone who has not heard this incredible band yet.

It’s a much longer track than you’re used to hearing in hardcore, and the driving rhythm and galloping riffage quickly makes you lose sight of this. It’s an anthemic gem, bristling with power and gaining steam as each verse sets loose into its own vicious chorus. During the brief interlude, the dense atmosphere that Disfear creates is lifted, and the never-ending beat is stripped down and given some breathing room in the spotlight. Not for long, as the madness quickly creeps back in dissolving the surroundings back into the unforgiving sickness..

LISTEN: “Fear and Trembling” (from Disfear/Doomriders split, 2009)

Video: Air France – “No Excuses”

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , on Monday, February 2, 2009 by Erik Burg

The official video for “No Excuses” off of the amazing 2008 swedish pop masterpiece release No Way Down. After watching the video go out and find a copy of the album, you won’t regret it. I promise. Enjoy!