Amazing Things I'm Listening to From Sweden, Vol. 3

Fact: In Sweden, it is illegal to make bad music. Okay, so this may not be empirically true, but it is a reality that the Swedes are known for exporting pop of the very highest quality. In my ongoing series, Amazing Things I'm Listening to From Sweden, I discuss the best Scandipop that's been…


Lykke Li: I Follow Rivers (Video Premiere)

After premiering the deliciously demonic video for buzz single "Get Some," Lykke Li has returned with "I Follow Rivers," the first official single from her upcoming sophomore album, Wounded Rhymes, due out on February 27. (Click here to pre-order the album!) Filmed by the Egyptian-Swedish…


Lykke Li: Get Some (Video Premiere)

Is...is that Lykke Li grabbing her crotch? IT IS! Check out the kaleidoscopic new video for Lykke Li's "Get Some," directed by Johan Söderberg who, among other things, is responsible for the "Sorry" remix interlude video on Madonna's Confessions Tour and the "Get Stupid" interlude on the Sticky &…


Lykke Li Premieres Feisty Comeback Single, "Get Some"

Rawrrr! I love me some Lykke Li--from the folkier stuff of her debut (2008's Youth Novels) to her brilliant, chilly collaboration with Kleerup, "Until We Bleed." "Get Some" is Lykke Li's brand new single, which finds the Swedish chanteuse now diving head first into grittier territory: "Like the…


Lykke Li Duets with El Perro Del Mar for Acoustic Rendition of "Change of Heart"

LOOK! I said it sounded like a Lykke Li vocal production, and now Lykke Li's gone and met El Perro Del Mar (Sarah Assbring) on a terrace in L.A. to show us how it would sound! This is as good (if not better) than the studio recording, thanks to the lush harmonization and skilled use of a metal…


Introduucing...El Perro Del Mar!

It's my fault for not discovering her sooner...but I'm so glad that I finally have. This is El Perro Del Mar, otherwise known as Sarah Assbring, a Swedish artist making pop happen since 2006. I could say that the music she makes, a combination of drippy, ambient pop, distorted strings and a…


Kleerup: The Interview

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking on the phone with Swedish producer Kleerup while on the set of his new film. Instead of the traditional Q&A route, I’ve opted to put together something a bit…classier: A full-length article. Please read on, and I hope you enjoy!


Kleerup: Kleerup (Album Review)

Much as with Robyn--one of many featured collaborators on his debut--Kleerup has spent the past year or two toting his record around international waters. In May of 2008, Kleerup was released in Sweden. One month ago, it made its way to the UK. Now, on July 28, Kleerup's arrived in America. Since…


Heartbreak, Give Me A Seizure

Buckle up, kiddos...it's time to premiere the video for Sophie Ellis-Bextor's new single with the Freemasons, "Heartbreak Make Me A Dancer"! As usual, SEB looks stunning; ravishing as ever. So stone cold--her face really is the definition of "fierce," isn't it? Hard to believe she's given birth…


Röyksopp: Junior (Album Review)

Note: My reviews tend to go to more than one publication--some of which require editors, thus explaining the first line. My blog does not have any editors aside from myself...yet. --- If I had my way, this review would simple. In a word: Perfection. Sadly, I’m sure the editors would have…


All Points West: Festival Lineup

Here we go, East Coasters! The lineup for the summer festival has just been announced, including loads of MuuMuse favorites...MGMT, Lykke Li, St. Vincent, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MSTRKRFT and more! Be sure to grab your tickets on Friday!


Lykke Li: Little Bit (Villians Remix)

Good gracious, this woman lends herself well to remixes. Lykke Li's "Little Bit" has been mixed by the likes of CSS and Drake in the past...now it's Villians' turn. Cutting out of a slice of concentrated nu-rave energy and sprinkling Li's feather-light vocal bits all over the top, the mixers have…