Post Tagged with: "Sweden"

Christine Jensen + Maggi Olin – Transatlantic Conversations: 11 Piece Band (2016)

Christine Jensen + Maggi Olin – Transatlantic Conversations: 11 Piece Band (2016)

Jensen and Olin draw from a deep well of experience and the broad diversity of music styles to make a little magic with a big band.

Beat Funktion – Mandy’s Secret (2014)

‘Mandy’s Secret’ is a fine entry point into this fundamentally solid, funky jazz ensemble from Sweden, Beat Funktion.

Something Else! sneak peek: Dirty Loops, “Wake Me Up” (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Dirty Loops, “Wake Me Up” (2014)

A lot of Dirty Loops’ covers have been released via YouTube, and the latest one to hit the video circuit is their more organic, more virtuosic rendition of Avicii’s Aloe Blacc-sung “Wake Me Up.”

Tom Levin – Them Feet (2014)

Tom Levin took a huge step back into the spotlight, after struggling for years through a bad record deal, with 2011’s Tooth and Claw. This new album consolidates everything that once made him a best-new-artist phenom

State Cows – The Second One [Japanese Edition] (2013)

State Cows hail from Sweden but you would never know it. Close your eye and listen and you think: L.A.

On Second Thought: Peter Bjorn and John – Gimme Some (2011)

Many folks (and not just “Young Folks”) ended up hearing the biggest hit single to feature whistling since maybe Mitch Miller’s theme from “The Bridge on the River Kwai.”

On Second Thought: Alberta Cross – Songs of Patience (2012)

Alberta Cross are a Swedish/English duo based in New York, and formed in 2005 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Petter Ericson Stakee and bassist Terry Wolfers.

Something Else! Interview: Saxophonist Mats Gustafsson

Something Else! Interview: Saxophonist Mats Gustafsson

Mats Gustafsson is bonkers — and I mean that in the most flattering way possible.

The Flower Kings – Desolation Rose (2013)

Desolation Rose might have been described as a classic-era throwback, what with the use of reel-to-reel tape and vintage instruments. But the Flower Kings aren’t exploring prog’s typical dreamscape themes.

Exclusive stream: The Flower Kings, “White Tuxedos” from Desolation Rose (2013)

The disembodied voice of Richard Nixon — eerie, foreboding, completely full of it — heralds the arrival of this stark indictment of pols who tell you they want peace even while escalating conflict

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