I’ve covered Acid House Kings close to ad nauseam at this point, and as I have a handful more releases, it’s going to continue a little bit longer. Prior to Music Sounds Better With You, I looked at the three LPs that preceded it. This, technically, is the band’s fifth–their debut LP is the sole one not on vinyl or in my collection. I’ve also covered a handful of singles. So let’s dig in…Read More »Acid House Kings | Music Sounds Better With You | Album Review
Club 8‘s self-titled LP is essentially quintessential Swedish indie pop of the early 2000s. The band was formed in 1995 by Karolina Komstedt and Johan Angergård, both of whom had previously been in the Swedish indie pop band Poprace. Their self-titled album, Club 8, was released in 2001 predominantly on Labrador Records in their home country on vinyl and CD, but received worldwide release on CD through a variety of other labels.Read More »Club 8 | Self-Titled LP | Album Review
I originally stumbled across Acid House Kings in about 2005 after joining the KZUU staff during grad school. At the… Read More »Advantage Acid House Kings 2012 Vinyl Reissue
On “SÃ¥ Underbart Va Livet”, their first new material of 2019, the Swedish duo Club 8 continue with softly ambient melodies similar to what they gave us on their previous LP, Golden Island (2018).
I feel like “Cash” has been a long time coming for Swedish artist The Legends. As I’ve noted on several… Read More »A Sneak Peek at The Legends’ Forthcoming Nightshift LP
I see quite a contradiction here. Elin Berlin is the face behind Swedish blog Youth Knows No Pain. In it, for the most part, she seems to maintain a sunny and bright disposition. But things aren’t always as they seem; by night she records under the moniker Eternal Death, a meditative project with Johan Angergård (Acid House Kings, Club 8, The Legends).Read More »Best Album of 2015 So Far: Eternal Death’s New Self-Titled LP
The Mary Onettes returned last week with their new album, Portico, now out on Swedish label Labrador Records. The band maintains their somewhat dark, 80s style of pop, like a softer, smoother New Order. Itâ€™s most obvious in the short LPs second single â€œNative Dreamâ€. Read More »The Mary Onettes: Portico
Club 8 has released their second video for a song off their eighth LP, Above the City, this time for closing track and lead single “Stop Taking My Time”. This video follows a somewhat disturbing one about animal cruelty for album opener “Kill Kill Kill”. Throughout, Above the City is a return to the more dance-worthy beats Johan AngergÃ¥rd and Karolina Komstedt have sprinkled throughout Club 8’s 18-year career. Read More »Club 8: Stop Taking My Time (Video)