When I’m old and infirm and sitting in some retirement home somewhere in Arizona blabbering away about the Swedish mp3 blog I used to run I’m sure I’ll struggle to remember 99% of the bands I’ve covered. However, there are a handful I think I’ll never forget. And Blood Music is safely in that handful.
Blood Music’s Sing A Song Fighter was one of my favorite releases in the past couple of years regardless of genre or country of origin. I expect Blood Music’s follow up to that debut, Don Quite, to be as good, if not better. You can hear a song or two streaming on MySpace but Swedesplease is the only place you’ll get to download a song from Don Quite before it’s November 28 release date.
Lead singer and sole band member Karl-Jonas Winqvist sings in a lilting sing-songy voice that is not that far removed from the crooning style of Jens Lekman. His Swedish accent is strong and lends to the charm/exotic nature of these songs. “Eagles In The Water” is a tipsy-topsy song where nothing is quite as it seems. In the song there are “sharks in the air” and “eagles in the water” and a chorus of “hold on, hold on” sung as if his life depends on it. Karl Jonas described the recording session for Don Quite as “quick and mostly live in this tiny old analogue studio in Stockholm”. The record becomes available through mailorder and iTunes on November 28. Blood Music is opening for Scout Niblet on Dec. 9 at Debaser and Of Montreal on Dec. 10 at Medis – if that gives you any indication of the bands stature and range.
Keep checking back on the Make It Happen homepage for ordering info or stay tuned here for more info in the coming weeks. Without further ado here’s “Eagles In The Water”: