Posts Tagged ‘INGRID’

September 25, 2017

Liv, the Swedish supergroup that involves prolific artists like Lykke Li, Andrew Wyatt, Pontus Winberg, Björn Yttling, and Jeff Bhasker, seem to enjoy coming together for a new release once in a blue moon. It’s always a grand event when Lykke Li and members of Miike Snow as well as Peter Bjorn and John drop a new collaboration, so I was over the moon when ‘Hurts to liv’ surfaced. Aside from its clever wordplay, ‘Hurts to liv’ is quite the twangy melancholic charmer. She states of the song: “There’s nothing more life awakening than the beginning and end of life, love and art. This song is a tribute to my mother and Andrew’s father, who passed away”. “Hurts to liv’ is out on INGRID. Stream/purchase, here.

November 11, 2016

Last month, a new supergroup surfaced comprising of Lykke Li, Andrew Wyatt, Pontus Winnberg, Björn Yttling, and Jeff Bhasker, or in other words., a conglomerate of talent involving the likes of Lykke Li, Miike Snow, and Peter Bjorn and John. Liv gave us a rather enchanting debut named Wings Of Love, which they’ve now followed up with Dream Awake. As its name suggests, this gauzy opaque mixture of folk, psychedelia, and lo-fi dream pop takes us to a place in between worlds. We hang in mid air, lost in the beauty of this desolate yet tender song. Dream Awake is out now on Swedish label INGRID. 

October 13, 2016

I must have missed the memo when news of a new superband named Liv recently surfaced, but I’m one of the cool kids now that I’ve encountered the fresh video that just surfaced for their first single Wings Of Love. This collective is comprised of Lykke Li, Andrew Wyatt, Pontus Winnberg, Björn Yttling and Jeff Bhasker. That’s right, this is a Lykke Li, Miike Snow, and Peter Bjorn and John conglomerate! Wings Of Love’s video is also Lykke Li’s directorial debut, a rather free spirited and Bohemian clip to go with the song’s folksy inebriating psych rock. Lykke Li describes the video as an ode to Swedish summer. I find it all very “Summer Of Love”, too. I’m transported back to the 60′s by these illustrious musicians, and it’s a blissful voyage through time. 

May 16, 2016
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Just a little over a week ago, I was one of the lucky few to watch Peter Bjorn and John unveil new tunes (and send the crowd into rapture with old classics) at Popscene Presents in San Francisco. The Swedish trio were scintillating from the stage, leaving me even more excited than before for their new album Breakin’ Point, dropping June 10th on INGRID. One of the uptempo jams they revealed is this frisky dance funking number named Dominos, produced by Paul Epworth. It “snaps, cracks, pops”, igniting a “chain reaction” that will leave every part of you quivering in dance frenetic joy. Dominos can be downloaded over at Soundcloud. Pre-order the new album or purchase tracks revealed off the release so far, including the fabulous title track, from iTunes.

August 22, 2015
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I’ve been waiting for a moment now to share with you this treat, and lo and behold, today I received an email with the track, ready to delight your ears freely. From Sweden comes a super trio named Astropol, signed to star studded label INGRID. Astropol is made up of members including producer Bjorn Yttling (Lykke Li, Primal Scream, Peter Bjorn and John), Shout Out Loud’s Bebban Stenborg, and Smash (Stockholm indie underground visionaire). Together, they’ve unleashed a second collaborative gem titled Just Before Our Love Got Lost. The gentle electronic pop song is utterly enchanting. Despite its soft, tender beauty, there’s an exquisite poignancy to Just Before Our Love Got Lost, with its flood of bitter regret and sadness. You just might find yourself swaying to the song’s gorgeous melody, all the while sniffling to that saccharine gloominess. I do love this song, and as Astropol sings, “love makes you cry”. Just Before Our Love Got Lost is available on iTunes.

April 18, 2015
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It’s hard to deny that Peter Bjorn and John are responsible for one of the most timeless and memorable indie pop songs of the past decade. I’ll never grow tired of Young Folks, and I’m guessing neither will you. It feels like they’ve been absent for ages from the scene. After all, their last album came out four years ago. This week, P B & J return with their industrial, playful sensibilities and charming sound with new single High Up (Take Me To The Top). The new dancey tune will be on their label INGRID’s compilation album INGRID Volym 2. I’m hoping this woozy, kaleidoscopic tune also marks the advent of more new material. 

November 18, 2014
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Do you remember Swedish indie supergroup Amason? The band boasts quite a few talented members, including members of Miike Snow, Idiot Wind, and Dungen, among others. Amason has announced their debut album Sky City, due out January 27 via Fairfax Recordings. They’ve also dropped a video for reflective, intoxicating synthpop single Duvan, an opulent, retro flavored gem that’s very much graceful and ornate. Amason made their American debut last month at CMJ, and they’ll be back for a tour in 2015.

November 18, 2014
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Do you remember Swedish indie supergroup Amason? The band boasts quite a few talented members, including members of Miike Snow, Idiot Wind, and Dungen, among others. Amason has announced their debut album Sky City, due out January 27 via Fairfax Recordings. They’ve also dropped a video for reflective, intoxicating synthpop single Duvan, an opulent, retro flavored gem that’s very much graceful and ornate. Amason made their American debut last month at CMJ, and they’ll be back for a tour in 2015.

OFFICIAL VID: Tussilago – Say Hello

May 27, 2014

Tussilago,from Sweden, swept me away with their dreamy indie pop and progressive rock sound on new single Say Hello, which also has a very interesting music video to go along with it. The band is on super Swedish label INGRID, which has such a roster of amazing acts. They’re working on a debut album set for release this autumn. For some more dreamy, lo-fi, and hazy tastiness from Tussilago, stream the psychedelic tinged Lovesong #1 below the video for Say Hello.

OFFICIAL VID: Tussilago – Say Hello

May 27, 2014

Tussilago,from Sweden, swept me away with their dreamy indie pop and progressive rock sound on new single Say Hello, which also has a very interesting music video to go along with it. The band is on super Swedish label INGRID, which has such a roster of amazing acts. They’re working on a debut album set for release this autumn. For some more dreamy, lo-fi, and hazy tastiness from Tussilago, stream the psychedelic tinged Lovesong #1 below the video for Say Hello.