Archive for August, 2008

Lofi indie pop from Andy Love

Friday, August 29th, 2008

As you’ll read I didn’t write today’s post. Alex did in the form of an email to me. I couldn’t say it any better or with more conviction so here’s the email and a song from Andy Love.

Hi there! You don’t know me, I found your email through the Swedesplease blog. First off I want to thank you for the blog of which I am an avid reader and listener since several years back. You may or may not get a lot of emails similar to this one (if so I apologize) but the reason I’m emailing you is that I’d like to recommend a band, or rather, a person, that I think you might like to feature on Swedesplease.

Andy Love, or Anders, is a guy who is too shy for his own good. After recording a couple of songs at his kitchen table a few years back and posting them on Myspace he seemed surprised to find huge interest in his music. He was interviewed by (the now dead) Le Manchester and other sites (see link below) as well asked to come and play at Mondo in Stockholm. Sadly he turned the offer down and subsequently removed his music saying he did not deserve the attention.

However, a few years have gone by and Anders has bounced back and is recording songs like never before.

Here’s one, thanks again Alex.

Exit Bag

New songs from Racingpaperplanes

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

It’s A Trap has a new netlabel release from Racingpaperplanes. They are a group from Gothenburg who combine Midwestern americana with a little bit of European dour-noir to create their own sound. There are two songs availble now via It’s A Trap.

The Oars

Bonus song

In and Out Of Coma

More electronic goodness from Sweden – Bazooka Circus

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

How `bout a little drum `n bass combined with just a hint of the circus atmosphere associated with Gogol Bordello. That’s a bit of what you get from the new album from Bazooka Circus.

Dragkamp Magkramp

Electro Eurodisco from the Gothenburg duo Powerblade

Monday, August 25th, 2008

I can’t say it better than Powerblade’s MySpace description:

Two indie boys that grew up with too much videogames and eurodisco…

In the song “Go Or Stay” they ask the question are they good enough to make it. Should there music go or stay? Well should it?

Go or Stay

“Run Rabbit Run”

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

What do Bela Lugosi, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Alice Coltrane have in common? Not much I wouldn’t think but they are all listed as influences of the Malmo based group Death and Vanilla. This is the only song up on the band’s Myspace page but it’s a pretty good indication of what the band is capable of, as well as being an amalgamation of all their other influences (Nico, VU, Suicide, Current 93 and Sun Ra).

Run Rabbit Run

Swedishelectropoptrash from Klassfest plus a Sophie Rimheden remix featuring rapper Aaron Phiri

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Here’s some more electro pop trash from the Swedish based duo Klassfest. This song is taken from the new EP Pure which you can pick up for free over at the band’s MySpace page.

Prieure De Sion

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If Robyn is the princess of Swedish disco than Sophie Rimheden is it’s queen. How cool is it that someone of Sophie’s age can out do any and all younger up and comers in a field dominated by twenty-somethings; let alone the fact that she’s a woman in a man’s business (dj, producer, remixer etc.) Here’s a remix of a track off her new record Traveller.

Go Away
(Rimheden mix)

“Go Away” video feat. Adam Tensta

Adventure Kid revisits/remixes I’m From Barcelona

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008


Brrrr!

There were a couple of big developments when I was away last week. I wrote about the biggest yesterday (Hello Saferide anyone!?). And today I write about the most amusing. Adventure Kid released his remix/re-imagination of the new I’m From Barcelona song Music Almost Killed Me. Like his earlier work he has a knack for combing video game blips and beeps with disco beats and some pretty fine remixing.

Music Almost Killed Me
(Adventure Kid Remix)

Hello Saferide’s New Bittersweet Single “Anna”

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Annika Norlin’s group Hello Saferide has just released its first single from her upcoming Razzia Records sophomore effort More modern short stories from….. The song, “Anna”, continues her string of confessional pop tunes with a twist. Here she bemoans the fact that had she and her beau stayed together they could have had a wonderful, bright, young girl who could have supported them in their retirement and to whom Annika could have taught guitar. Instead she’s left with nothing; no future, no child, and no relationship.

The new record will be available on September 24. As you can imagine this is a highly anticipated release here at Swedesplease and throughout the Swedish music community. I’ll have more soon from Hello Saferide.

Anna

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

I’ll be on vacation for little over a week. I’m not bringing a laptop so expect to hear from me again on Aug. 20.

Swedesplease RSS Feed FunDrive

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

The other week one of my favorite blogs and virtual friend Muruch had an RSS Feed drive. She wanted to increase the number of people subscribing to her feed so she changed the settings to make it a full post feed. I can’t change that since my feeds have always been full post but I would like to encourage people to sign up.

I don’t have advertising and I don’t ask for donations so asking to have you add me to your RSS Feed reader is not to onerous. Also I’d love, love, love to increase the number of email subscribers. For that you simply need to add your email address to the boz at the right and hit return. Then each day you will get the full post delivered to your inbox.

So here’s the link to add to your favorite feed reader like Google or Bloglines or customized homepage like Netvibes.

Feed (http://feeds.feedburner.com/swedesplease/mOeL)

I can track the number of people who sign up so like Santa I’ll be checking up on you to see if you’ve been naughty or nice. I’d like to double both numbers – I’ll let you know if we have any success.

P.S. There’s a new gal in town and her name is CrashAndBurnGirl. She’s been featuring some Swedish music in her alt-indie-rock mix. She recently scooped everyone with a song from Razzia’s latest signee Adiam Dymott – listen to Adiam’s first single “Memory Loss” here.

Petit Soleil

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

I like the fact that I can write about whatever the hell I want to on Swedesplease (assuming it’s Swedish) and I like the fact that I can do it twice if I want to. So here are two more songs or really vignettes from Petit Soleil and a video that is exactly what you’d expect from such a mysterious creature.

Per The Walking Russian

Russin Sng


Le petit soleil from Thuva-Lisa sven on Vimeo.

Förmögenhet covers by Lassus, Tar…feathers, and …

Monday, August 4th, 2008


(Förmögenhet)

There’s a new covers project for a relatively obscure Swedish band punk called Förmögenhet. I don’t know the where, how or what fors but it does feature a nice group of Swedish artists including Ass, Gentle Touch, The LK and Mexicos.

Here’s a couple songs from this upcoming release on the label Diskret Förlag. The three bands here take a more experimental approah to Förmögenhat’s typically fast and loud hardcore punk.

Tummen Up
– Lassus
Lurad igen
– Tar…feathers
Är det nån som är snål så är det du!
– When Hell Freezes Over

Swedish Music Roundup

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

(Ethan Hayes Chute via Secret Still)

Ick Music is as wowed by Hawaii Mud Bombers as I was.

I Guess I’m Floating has new Fontän.

Milk Milk Lemonade gives you another chance to be enthralled by Detektivbyrän.

Skatterbrain has some older stuff from Speedmarket Avenue.

See What You Hear is slightly confused by Hell Songs (rightly so).