Swedish trio Peter Bjorn and John are finally back and ready to rock and roll. The band just announced that they will be releasing Gimme Some on March 29th in the United States via Startime International Records (they are still making records? What now?). The follow up to 2009’s Living Things marks a long awaited return from the guys. Check out the tracklisting below and be prepared to hear some tour dates in the near future.
01 Tomorrow Has to Wait
02 Dig a Little Deeper
03 Second Chance
05 Breaker Breaker
06 May Seem Macabre
07 (Don’t Let Them) Cool Off
08 Black Book
09 Down Like Me
11 I Know You Don’t Love Me
The Acid House Kings have been pumping out music for quite some time now, yet few to little praise has been given to them as they remain in the backdrop of indie-rock.
Returning back to the earlier days of retro twee pop, The Acid House Kings turned out cheery tunes that mirrored a pseudo-brady bunch era in the early 90’s. Having formed in 1991, the Kings are recognized as one of the founders of swede pop and could have very well opened up gateways for later swede artists such as Lykke Li, Peter Bjorn and John, The Hives, Jose Gonzalez and many more.
Yet more than a decade later, The Acid House Kings remain in the shadows. Perhaps, the Kings are yet to be accepted by hipsters worldwide because their music surpasses a superficial idea of what indie-rock should be: edgy, hip, and a stray from the normative mainstream sugar pop, above other things.
The Kings’ sound falls in line with that of Camera Obscura and Belle and Sebastian. Yet, don’t let their squeaky-clean image deter you because the indie-rock factor that we all treasure is very much alive in their music.
Sadly, the group has not released any new music since 2005 but the band anticipates a new album release in 2009. To my despair, the time is running out and my anxiety is climbing for new music from the Acid House Kings but I’m still crossing my fingers.
On a happier note, if a band couldn’t be any cooler, the Kings produced their “This Heart Is A Stone” music video in Karaoke form so you can bust out in song right along with the crew. Take a look below.
Here’s the proof, this is definitely a group that you need to have in your music library.
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“Do What You Wanna Do”
“This Heart Is A Stone”
Watch the Acid House Kings ‘This Heart is a Stone’
There is an over abundance of great music videos that have hit the web recently, and we feel it’s our duty to share them with you. Here are our favorite videos of the week. Yes they seem to vary in sound but hell, we would have it no other way. Let’s mix it up on this Friday afternoon.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs ‘Heads Will Roll’
The second video off of the new album is particulary brilliant. Would you expect any less frorm them?
Bat For Lashes ‘Pearl’s Dream’
Patrick Wolf ‘Hard Times’
Peter Bjorn & John ‘It Don’t Move Me’
Metric ‘Sick Muse’
REPRISE: GRIZZLY BEAR ‘TWO WEEKS’
C’mon, we just HAD to!
It seems like it has been ages since we’ve heard from the Swedish trio Peter, Bjorn & John. Was ‘Young Folks’ really that long ago? Not really I guess. The band is due to release their new album ‘Living Thing’ on March 31st, and have just put out their new single for ‘Nothing to Worry About’. Oddly enough, they did this through Kanye West’s blog.
The thing about P, B & J is the fact that they always have that ‘catchy single’ with an unexpected beginning. Like the whistles of ‘Young Folks’, the new track starts off with children singing that follows the band throughout the choruses. The guys are sounding a little bit like the French Kicks to me when I hear this new track. I’m not sure if thats a good assumption, but the vocals feel like Stumpf and Company took over.
I guess we’ll have to wait and see if ‘Nothing to Worry About’ and the rest of the album picks up where the band left off.
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