The Deer Tracks

August 30, 2008 at 1:16 pm

The Deer Tracks started out as a studio project and a side project for the two members Elin Lindfors (Twiggy Frostbite) and David Lehnberg (Leiah, Ariel Kill Him). After a lot of attention on the net, they ended up playing on the Rookie festival in Hultsfred, and the project quickly evolved into something more serious. The 27th of august, they released their debut album “Aurora” on Despotz Records. This summer they have toured around Sweden, they have played at Hultsfredsfestivalen and are now on their way to scenes in London and Finland in the early autumn.

You can listen to and download two songs from the album below. It’s beautiful, it’s emotional, it’s playful and becomes almost epical when the songs reach the crescendo. The bright, fragile and almos hypnotical voice of Elin is beautifully complemented by David’s voice. “Slow Collision” catches my attention most, and it feels like the entire song is built upon a short and simple repeating melody, a melody that has a real hook and turns into a fanfare in the end of the song. Brilliant!
On their Myspace page you can listen more.  Visit also their remix page on Myspace.

Slow Collision
Yes, This Is My Broken Shield

Other blogs about The Deer Tracks: GirlSonic, IndieHere, Rock Sellout, Quarterlifeparty

Slow Collision:

The video is built upon the paintings of the artist Scott Belcastro as you can read about here.

Also, checkout The Deer Tracks performing live at TV4.

Spectroscope v. 2.1

August 28, 2008 at 12:00 pm

I remember the first time that a voice really entranced me. It was when I heard Björk perform some kind of wordless misty song that was absolutely fantastic! If you replace the part about the fog, but with the same capacity of spellbinding the listener, you get Frida in Spectroscope.

It is exciting, fantastic and fascinating to listen to Spectroscope. They deliver music that doesn’t resemble any other artist I can think about. Drums and bass form the base of their music together with synth pads, and on top of this Oscar adds an outstanding guitar playing that makes the sound very unique. Together with the vocals I mentioned, you get a result that’s really good.

Well, I suppose you have gathered by now that I like this pretty much. ;-)

Decide for yourself by listening and downloading two tracks:

Visit the band:
Spectroscope on Myspace

Keep cool

(translated by Pär/Blindmen)


August 27, 2008 at 12:00 pm

When I listen to Jive, an image of a live scene appears in my head: four charged guys, with the guitars and the bass carried high upon their chests, hair swirling around, and dancing intensely…I hope it’s like that when they play live.

There’s such a groove about the Malmö band Jive’s music that it’s hard for me to sit still. The bass melodies are incredibly nice, and the vocals are brilliant. On the high notes the singer “growls” almost in a way like Howlin’ Pelle from the Hives.

Jive is just about to release their first EP, “Nite O’s”, which you can read about on their Myspace page. As a teaser you have the chance here to listen and download two great songs:

Ruby Riot
Nite O’s

Keep cool,

(translated by Pär/Blindmen)

Johan “John-John” Paulson

August 22, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Johan Paulson, or John-John as he calls himself, is a fantastic person in many ways. Musically he is found, among other places, as a former member of the Swedish grunge band Icke Lika Med, he has played with Håkan Hellström and performed at “Allsång på Skansen” (an extremely popular music show on Swedish TV) with his father, Mats Paulson!
It is now time for his own solo project under his own name and his own record company De las mercedes recordings with experimental, electronica/ambient songs.

To listen to the songs is like talking to or meeting Johan, it calms you down, and provides a comfortable feeling of love and warmth.

Now, here’s your chance to meet Johan, through his music. Here are three downloadable songs, and you can find much more on his web sites.

Season of Hope
Goodnight Theme

Visit Johan:
De las Mercedes Recordings on Myspace
Johan on Myspace


(translated by Clint Hell)

Billie the Vision and the Dancers

August 22, 2008 at 9:40 am

Billie the Vision and the DancersYou probably recognize that feeling of exaltation, that comes when you have discovered a new song or a band that’s so good that you know for sure that you will never grow tired of it. And you just want to hear it over and over again.

That’s exactly what I felt like, the first time I listened to Billie the Vision and the Dancers. I was also totally convinced that I alone had discovered a new great band…(don’t we all have a talent-scout inside of us?;-)). I was soon to discover though, that the band had been very productive, that they had released a number of albums, all free for downloading, and that they had thousands of fans. Well, my joy grew even bigger then!

Billie the Vision may be the coolest band on earth!

For more info and free downloading of all of their albums:
Billie The Vision’s home page
Billie The Vision on Myspace

A few songs to enjoy:
One More Full Length Record
Lily From the Middleway Street

Keep cool,

(translated by Pär/Blindmen)

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