Videos

Poland: Your Sunday Book [Video]

Seattle indie pop gurus Poland are back with a new album on Series II Records called Please Interstellar Policeman. Like locals Math & Physics Club, the band writes twee-like pop songs fit for swanky lounges and your old-time elevator. It is along these lines (and from this album) that we receive “Your Sunday Book”, a… Continue reading Poland: Your Sunday Book [Video]

Videos

Paper City: City Of The Future [Video]

Super poppy lo-fi music often comes with a twee label; but even within a highly niche subgenre such as this, there are stark differences that can set one band apart from the rest of the herd. Sometimes that trait is a subtle one, just underneath the layers of standard genre-specific sensibilities. So it is with… Continue reading Paper City: City Of The Future [Video]

Videos

My Autumn Sons: Save Me [Video]

Such a simple concept, this video for My Autumn Sons‘ “Save Me”. Filtered through some sort of pop art thermal thingy, or something along those lines, the video merely follows a few kids as they walk down the street, showing off for the camera and doing what little boys do. My Autumn Sons is my… Continue reading My Autumn Sons: Save Me [Video]

Videos

Chuck Morgan: This Spring Is [Video]

“This Spring Is” by Gothenburg’s Chuck Morgan is a simple acoustic song with hidden complexities. Morgan is good at creating plain pop melodies and weaving in various experimental pop elements behind the common singer/songwriter acoustic plus vocals make-up. Locked on a balcony, this video finds Morgan mulling over a favorite season. The cinematography is a… Continue reading Chuck Morgan: This Spring Is [Video]

Album Reviews

Electric Needle Room: Safe, Effective, and Fun [Album Review]

Over in the eastern region of Nebraska, obscurity has risen and is growing faster than the corn surrounding Omaha. Oberst is God, not Cobain. Saddle Creek, not Sub Pop, infatuates it’s residents. Yes, this the Midwest haven as well as (one of) the birthplace(s) of indie rock (minus King Elliot). And Electric Needle Room‘s Safe,… Continue reading Electric Needle Room: Safe, Effective, and Fun [Album Review]

Album Reviews

Tafra: Why Even Bother [Album Review]

In my review yesterday of Tafra‘s “Oh Daniel” music video, I mentioned the artist had the sound of SKWBN. For those of you unfamiliar with the acronym, that’s Suburban Kids With Biblical Names, a Swedish duo. But then again it’s no surprise as the story goes like this: Niklas Tafra was supposed to play bass… Continue reading Tafra: Why Even Bother [Album Review]

Features

Chuck Morgan [Feature]

It’s funny, I read about Chuck Morgan on Swedesplease, the go-to blog on Swedish music (oddly enough, written by an American) and decided I simply must cover the artist behind the music. Chuck Morgan‘s songs are a mix of lo-fi electronica and experimental pop. At least, that’s what can be heard in songs like “The… Continue reading Chuck Morgan [Feature]

Album Reviews

Johan Cederberg: Selected Recordings 2004-2006

Stockholm, Sweden’s Johan Cederberg crafts mellow electro-pop melodies. The majority of songs, like “Near – On” and “The Shape Of Things To Come”, are simply good pop tunes, while others delve into a lo-fi experimentation, as found in “Moonmonths”. Both styles feature clever cuts and loops throughout complex and intricate piecing together of tracks for… Continue reading Johan Cederberg: Selected Recordings 2004-2006