More From Summer Heart

unnamedAround a month ago I shared with you fine folks a true gem of a newsingle from Swedish based lo-fi pop group Summer Heart. Today I have even more new music in the form of this single “The Forbidden”. Once again we are treated to a lo-fi, enchanting pop number full of rises and falls. I think it’s time that we all start paying attention to David Alexander and his Summer Heart Project.

Still no word on an official release date for the new EP, but stay tuned.

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Dark Force of Beauty from RA

10931072_854818211237398_8019584073532237023_nA while back I brought out a heavy bit of gaze from RA, but I think this track’s going to be getting a lot more notice, as it’s quite similar to the work bands like Iceage have been promoting.  There’s a heavy-handed guitar creating a wall of reverberating noise, but there’s a sterile vocal that haunts the track, creating this dark emotion in that modern post-rock manner.  The tune sucks you in beneath it’s natural current, rolling you through it’s brooding sentiment until you find yourself fading out in the end.  It’s just another reason that people need to take note of the band’s forthcoming effort, Scandinavia, which hits on March 3rd via Adrian Recordings.

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Download – RA – The Void [MP3]

 

Noisy Number from Sweden’s RA

10931072_854818211237398_8019584073532237023_nOh Sweden how I love you. Sometimes you’re soft and gentle, then other times you’re noisy and chilling. RA definitely gets the nod for the noisy side of things.  They’ve got this wall of guitar noise that shreds your speakers; it sounds dangerous (like what you remember IceAge sounding like before they were boring). They’ve completed their debut, Scandinavia, after working through a ton of singles, so I wanted to get this out there on your radar. Adrian Recordings will be handling the release on March 3rd of this year.

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Subtle Beauty From Let’s Say We Did

10298844_10152394288034461_8896894746492236296_nIt’s rare that I find a band who can be so mellow, almost hushed with their sound, and yet still be so powerful and captivating with the end product.  That’s just what I’ve found today with new band to me Let’s Say We Did.  Now these guys hail from Stockholm, and it seems a fitting birthplace, as these songs could easily be the soundtrack to an early, cloudy morning in Scandinavia.  Breezy, beautiful, and enchanting are all words that could describe this track “(Won’t You Please) Tell Me Something” found below.  If you dig, check out the band’s brand new EP called Such a Shame over on bandcamp.

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Holograms Bring Us Scandinavian Punk

hologramsI’ve really been digging this new track “Flesh & Bone” from Stockholm based experimental punk group Holograms since it dropped yesterday.  It makes me think of what might happen if you mixed the hardcore tendencies of a band like Iceage with the more atmospheric qualities of a band like We Were Promised Jetpacks.  If that’s a terrible comparison, check it out for yourself and make your own description.

New album, Forever, will hit the streets on September 3rd via Captured Tracks.

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