Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Loney Dear - Dear John

Hailing from the tiny town Jonkoping, Sweden, Emil Svanangen and his band known as Loney Dear has created a lovely pop gem. Dear John is full of charming melodies, fun synth sounds, electronic drums, and clever lyrics. My favorite track is "Summers." However, "Everything Turns to You" is quite pleasing, too. You can also check out the first track on the record "Airport Surroundings" below. Check these guys out.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Le Man Avec Les Lunettes - Plaskaplaskabombelibom

For years I have believed that European indie rockers are having more fun and their scene is less uptight than the US! Italian band Le Man Avec Les Lunettes is yet another brilliant indie pop band that helps make my case. Their latest album Plaskaplaskabombelibom is full of charming melodies, entertaining keyboard riffs, and enough new wave goodness to make even the moodiest shoegazer want to dance. Check out the tracks below "Apple" and "A Summer Song." LMALL is worth a more than a few minutes of your time.