I originally stumbled across Acid House Kings in about 2005 after joining the KZUU staff during grad school. At the time, they had just released Sing Along with the Acid House Kings, their 4th studio album. The station had their previous two, back to the band’s sophomore release Advantage Acid House Kings from 1997. That…
The Radio Dept. State “I Don’t Need Love, I’ve Got My Band”
“I Don’t Need Love, I’ve Got My Band” sees Swedish band The Radio Dept. reissuing a compilation of two early EPs on their new label Just So Records.
4 Minutes of Jens Lekman Dancing in “How We Met, The Long Version”
Today, Swedish pop artist Jens Lekman released a video for his song “How We Met, The Long Version” off his new Secretly Canadian LP Life Will See You Now. And, to be honest, as of the writing of these first few paragraphs, I have not yet watched it or heard anything off the new record….
A Sneak Peek at The Legends’ Forthcoming Nightshift LP
I feel like “Cash” has been a long time coming for Swedish artist The Legends. As I’ve noted on several occasions over the past decade here on FensePost, with each new release The Legends delves into a new faction of music. “Cash”, the new single off the forthcoming LP Nightshift is no exception. So, what…
Club 8: Pleasure (Album Review)
Club 8 embarks on yet another journey with their new (and 9th) LP, Pleasure. A slight departure from 2013’s Above The City, which was upbeat yet put a slightly darker Euro-dance spin into the Club 8 repertoire, Club 8 does continue down that darker path by forgoing the positive. Instrumentally, the band hones their synth-wave…
Best Album of 2015 So Far: Eternal Death’s New Self-Titled 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 arenâ€™t always as they seem; by night she records under the moniker Eternal Death, a meditative project with Johan AngergÃ¥rd…
Moonbabies to Release First LP in 7 Years
A few weeks back, I grabbed “24” off a recent double single by Moonbabies for airplay on my radio show. Now the duo has announced their first new LP, to be called Wizards On The Beach, in seven years. The new LP is plush with melodic instrumentation and harmonic vocals.
The Mary Onettes: Portico
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€.
Solander: All Opportunities
Solander came to my attention a few years back after Fredrik Karlsson branched out from his work in Swedish orchestral and experimental folk-pop collective Fredrik. While Solander has been around for the better part of a decade, the band’s debut LP didn’t arrive until 2009 and was followed a few years later by their sophomore…
Club 8: Stop Taking My Time (Video)
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…