Magic Potion – ‘Deep Web’

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Introducing Magic Potion, a slacker pop outfit from Stockholm, Sweden. Their debut single ‘Deep Web’ is all about “internet luuuv, eating pizza and feeling alone :(“. Tracked on quarter inch tape, it’s a got an analogue warmth and melted vibe that’s hard not to like! Magic Potion will deliver their debut EP later this year.

 
Magic Potion – ‘Deep Web’

Visit Magic Potion @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.

The Mary Onettes – ‘Sharkbrains’ (Skewed Studio Takeout)

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The Mary Onettes are giving away an unreleased track to celebrate their first tour of the USA in almost six years. It’s sobering that the Swedish dream poppers outtakes are actually better than most folks singles! Download a copy at Soundcloud. The quartet are touring on the back of their fourth album ‘Portico’ (updated dates below).

 
The Mary Onettes – ‘Sharkbrains’ (Skewed Studio Takeout)

The Mary Onettes USA Tour Dates:

Feb 12 (Thursday) – NYC @ Cameo Gallery
Feb 13 (Friday) – DC @ House of Sweden
Feb 14 (Saturday) – Chicago @ Empty Bottle (2H)
Feb 18 (Wednesday) – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Feb 20 (Friday) – San Francisco @ Rickshaw Stop
Feb 21 (Saturday) – Los Angeles @ Bootleg Bar
Feb 22 (Sunday) – San Diego @ Soda Bar
Feb 23 (Monday) – Phoenix @ Pub Rock

Visit The Mary Onettes @ Labrador @ Facebook.

Hey Elbow – ‘Martin’ [Video]

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Adrian Recordings present Hey Elbow’s new video ‘Martin’, the second single from their forthcoming debut LP. The Swedish trio come from a diverse background of “jazz and musical education, combined with an interest in noise”, which lead to the unique debut single ‘Bianca’. One to watch.

 
Hey Elbow – ‘Martin’ [Video]

Visit Hey Elbow @ Adrian Recordings @ Facebook.

Darkly – ‘Becoming Dangerfield’

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“Imagine being trapped alone in a vessel floating though space, stuck in orbit, with no way of returning to planet earth. Becoming Dangerfield is an exploration of where the mind could wander in a situation of extreme loneliness and hopelessness.” That’s the premise for Darkly‘s new album ‘Becoming Dangerfield‘, released this week. It’s the solo project of Stockholm’s Johannes Göthager (formerly of the Swedish shoegaze band Edweena). Despite the terrifying concept behind the album, I found it be a relaxing and reflective listen, full of psych-tinged pop. Take a listen to the stand out ‘In Orbit’…

 
Darkly – ‘Becoming Dangerfield’

Visit Darkly @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Gidge – ‘Fauna, Pt I’

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Wow, I’m not sure what Gidge are doing with ‘Autumn Bells’ but it’s taking me to another headspace entirely! The album is out via Atomnation on September 23 with a range of electronica, surreal soundscapes and experimental compositions. The Swedish duo (Ludvig Stolterman and Jonatan Nilsson) echo their Nordic surrounds with a deep selection of sounds (some tracks contain up to 100 different channels). Yep, 100 – that’s a mixing challenge. Pre-sale digital or vinyl here!

 
Gidge – ‘Fauna, Pt I’

Visit Gidge @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.