Thursday, July 28, 2005

More Swedish love

The Lovekevins
Since I'm already on the subject of intriguing new bands from Sweden (see yesterday's post), now's as good a time as any to mention The Lovekevins. I first heard the instantly addictive Blame The English a few months ago, but only just realized this week that this Malmo-based duo's Web site has two other mp3s available for your listening pleasure. The Lovekevins have completed one EP--which is available in Europe, but doesn't appear to have U.S. distribution--and are currently working on a full-length album.

If you love Belle and Sebastian, you'll probably like this. Not a big fan of B&S (can't say I am)? You'll like it anyway. These songs are expertly written and lovingly arranged--you can't ask for more than that.

Blame The English (mp3) - The Lovekevins

Stop Being Perfect (mp3) - The Lovekevins

Happy Happy (mp3) - The Lovekevins

From Blame the English

If after hearing The Mainliners and Lovekevins you're craving more Swedish music, check out Swedesplease--a blog devoted to that country's current indie rock renaissance.

Finally, a couple news items of interest:

Downloading Myths Challenged (BBC). "People who illegally share music files online are also big spenders on legal music downloads, research suggests." Surprise, surprise.

Spotlight Unnerves Montreal (AP). "In many cities, this would qualify as a see-and-be-seen crowd. But in Montreal, it's the status quo. This is one cosmopolitan city where celebrity and pretense don't exist--just a strong community of musicians and artists dedicated to their craft."


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