Tuesday, November 11, 2008

today's the day!

hello all,

i woke up way too early today, sort of like you would being a kid and knowing that you were waking up to your your birthday. well, today is the day our second record is finally out and i feel sort of excited in that same birthday way.
soon i'm going to run to amoeba here in san francisco to see if the record really exists. finally hold a copy. possibly buy one.

i've done some google-ing and found a whole bunch of nice words about the album. had i known it would be this smooth it might not have taken us three years to make a sequel...


"A Hundred Things Keep Me Up at Night is as good as indie rock gets in the late 2000s"
the allmusic blog: http://blog.allmusic.com/2008/11/10/love-is-all-a-hundred-things-keep-me-up-at-night/

4/5 blender:

8/10 popmatters:

"Agoraphobia rarely sounds this much fun"
la times: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2008/11/album-review-lo.html

3.5/5 spin:

artist of the day in spin:

"They’re a perfect Scandinavian house party band with their jumpy all-at-the-same-time production"

oh, and this guy really can't stand us:
"This is annoying, generic, insipid "rock music" at its worst. To call this band incredibly annoying would be an understatement. They're an earsore."

Monday, November 3, 2008

Swedish radio!

This will be in swedish since the radio program I'm talking about is in swedish...

Nästa vecka ska vi vara med i P3 pop. Vi pratar en massa strunt & spelar upp några låtar från skivan. Det kommer bli sköj!

Så alltså nästa måndag (10 november) 22.00-24.00 på P3. Vilken tid exakt vet jag inte...
Här kan man lyssna: http://www.sr.se/sida/default.aspx?ProgramId=2945

/Åke is all

Sunday, November 2, 2008

hello everyone,

this is not being updated nearly as often as intended.
but, well... it's sunday afternoon here in sunny and cold gothenburg. i've just finished screen printing some new tote bags for our next tours. some of us are leaving for san francisco on tuesday already. there are at least two good reasons for why we want to get over there so early:
1. our friends from cause co-motion and crystal stilts are playing tuesday night at bottom of the hill and we want to be there.
2. also, we have a feeling tuesday could be the best party of the year if everything goes well in the election.
...and then of course we are really looking forward to spending some time in san francisco again. it's been much too long since we hung out with our friends over there.

it's now only just over a week until our new record is out. pretty exciting.
and the two weeks we've spent at home since our last tour have been spent recording and mixing five new tracks that should be out early next year. one song is about the danger of early mornings, another about all that van trouble we had on our last european tour.

actually i have to go now, need to approve the final changes to the mixes of those mentioned songs.

see some of you very soon.