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Few contemporary singers achieve as perfect a confluence of sound and image as Sarah Assbring. It's deeply reassuring to hear mournful, stylized '60s pop coming out of a melancholic beanpole who resembles a recently bereaved Edie Sedgwick.
El Perro del Mar cheers up — a little
| February 19, 2010
Adrian Soiza and Dani Umpi | Dramatica
Uruguay, a small nation often shadowed by neighbors Argentina and Brazil, is home to a thriving music scene that has produced some of the best performers and composers of the "southern cone" of South America.
Los Años Luz (2009)
| August 21, 2009
It takes a pillage
When I finally get Amon Amarth vocalist Johan Hegg on the phone, I feel as if I’d woken a giant.
Amon Amarth lead the Viking death-metal pack
| October 15, 2008
Highly recommended to those unafraid of late-period Bon Jovi.
Coming to Terms | Atlantic
| May 20, 2008
“Damn, humans in the year 2008 were way obsessed with cartoonish depictions of ‘the ’80s, what with all these shameless Oingo Boingo and Soft Cell ripoffs.”
Bittersweet World | Geffen
| April 15, 2008
This “club” is one anyone would be happy to join.
Join the Club | self-released
| October 15, 2007
In “Young Folks,” the hipster hit by the Stockholm-based indie-pop trio Peter Bjorn and John, Peter Morén boasts that “we don’t care about the young folks.”
Peter Bjorn and John, El Perro del Mar, and Lo-Fi Fink lead the new Swedish invasion
| March 03, 2007
Anyone who remembered Cardigans frontwoman Nina Persson as a pixie mewling “Love me, love me, say that you love me” got a rude awakening on the band’s previous studio album, Long Gone Before Daylight .
Super Extra Gravity | Stockholm Records
| January 22, 2007
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