The Hartmans have a history of creating garage pop that spans the genre from the jangle-ridden acoustic to the unbearably distorted-noise focused. …Sjunger Tre Ballader Om Dåliga Män is of the former style. The Hartmans give us three joyous tracks, two in their native tongue and one in English. The Swedish group has been busy of late and they remain one of the better pop groups around willing to give us their singles and albums gratis. I could give Sjunger a proper review, but there’s just too much more going on with this band to limit it in that manner.
For example, aside from these three great tracks, in 2009 they’ve given us Svenska Ordnar which includes twelve mixes in three groups of four. There’s the extreme noise ridden The Hartmans Och Råpunken, and another single dubbed Sjunger Tre Snabbare Låtar Om Före Detta Medlemmar I Band. That last one has a near southern-pop influence. What makes The Hartmans stand out is that, on top of several great releases this year, they’ve given them to us. Free.
If you dig the songs included here, head over to The Hartmans‘ website and get yourself some more!