Album Reviews

Klas: To Sleep And Love [Album Review]


Written by Fense

I covered Klas back in September after receiving a little compilation from Series II Records (read that coverage here) and noted how their style of folk-pop had twee-ish elements to it. But in listening to their full length, To Sleep And Love, I’m hearing a little country influence as well.

Sure, it’s the folk side of country, but it is there in songs like “Birds” and “Skinny Girl”. It’s a side that simply wasn’t as prevalent on Series II Compilation Volume 1. And, I believe, this is partly due to songs on To Sleep And Love not being as humorous as tracks like “I Was A Janitor”.

There’s a heart-felt tone in the vocal parts of several tracks here and, in a way, it blends with the sometimes humorous and sometimes not style lyrics in a manner that references fellow Swedish artists Jens Lekman and Pelle Carlberg. I find myself saying this a lot lately: Another great Swedish band discovered by Series II Records.

Klas: Baby Blue [mp3]
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Klas: Fine Time [mp3]
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To Sleep And Love by Klas

Series II Records [CD, 2008]

1. Skinny Girl
2. Honda Civic
3. Birds
4. Fine Time
5. Nightswimming
6. Baby Blue
7. Duck Couples
8. The Canaries
9. Clouds
10. Hey Baby
11. An Eyeball Of Love

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