Written by Fense
So, I guess I better just come out and say it: Na Na Ni by Fredrik (MySpace), out in Sweden on Jezebel Recordings and in the states on The Kora Records, will be snagging the ultimate spot of Best Album of 2008. This should not be a surprise to you, as I’ve likely said it since receiving the LP in the mail many, many months ago. I imported the CD from Sweden. Well, today I just picked up the vinyl version, out in the states (The Kora also released a US CD version).
I can already tell you that “11 Years” will be one of my favorite videos of the year. It probably won’t grab the top spot, but it’ll surely come close. While I dug their video for “1986”, it just doesn’t have the power of this one. I love the black and white elements of this video, and the stop motion, and how they display the passing countryside with Fredrik in the background.
You may recognize these guys, as I’ve definitely written about them before. Be assured that as time passes, Fredrik will become one of the greatest indie-pop bands in the world. If they don’t, I may have to write the biggest tragedy since Shakespeare.
Fredrik: Na Na Ni [mp3]
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Fredrik: 1986 [mp3]
Fredrik: Black Fur [mp3]