Stockholm looks so stunning outside my window today. All the buds on all the trees just exploded at once, and the brand new leaves are so impossibly green you couldn’t have made it up if you tried. Too pretty for words.
So I am gonna stop trying and recap this last week in music instead.
Indie-duo Masquer put out their official debut single Happiness this week.
Get it for free here and get The Field‘s remix while you’re at it.
Their debut album comes out in the fall and is produced by Per Egland.
Speaking of Happiness, the Stockholm band by that very name played their last show at Nalen the other day. The will return later this spring with a new name and a cassette with new songs..
This is the video for the first single Viljan and you can download (Studio’s) Dan Lissvik’s lovely remix of it here.
Ison & Fille. Photo by Andreas Lönngren and Jonas Husbom
Ane Brun (you’re right, she is Norwegian, but she lives in Stockholm so I am gonna let it slide) has put out a teaser for her upcoming single Do You Remember.
Friska viljor’s latest album The Beginning of the Beginning of the End is now available on Spotify…
…as is Discover The Sound Of Sweden, Playground Music’s best of current Swedish music.
Last but not least, it was announced on May 3 that the Swedish Polar Music Prize this year goes to Patti Smith and Kronos Quartet. The gala ceremony takes place in Stockholm on Aug 30 and the laureates will each receive 1 million SEK.
I don’t know about you but I am going outside now.