Thursday, April 24, 2008

Lykke Li

Once some time passes, I think people are going to look back at the last 6 or 8 years as the Swedish Invasion. Artists have been coming over in droves recently, and I'm not talking just Scandinavian Death Metal. Off the top of my head I can think of Jens Lekman, Peter Bjorn and John, Kristoffer Ragnstam, Johnossi, Mando Diao, José González, and Loney, Dear. I'm sure there are lots more out there that are making international waves.

One more name that I can add to the list is Lykke Li. Lykke (don't ask me how to pronounce it) just released her debut album in her home country, and although it's not available on this side of the Atlantic yet (look for it later this year), you can grab an EP appropriately titled the Little Bit EP. It contains three tracks from the LP, plus an additional track, Everybody But Me. You can purchase the songs digitally already; look for the hard-copy on May 6th.

The four tracks are very airy and delicate sounding, and on top of it all is Lykke's voice, very distinct and delicate itself. Even on Dance Dance Dance, which as the title suggests gets its groove on, there's not a lot going on, but what is there pieces together nicely and musically is quite pleasing.

Visit her website and become her friend on MySpace.

Upcoming tour dates

05.06.08 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
05.07.08 - New York, NY - Joe’s Pub
05.08.08 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
05.09.08 - Boston, MA - Middle East
05.10.08 - Montreal, QUE - Lambi
05.11.08 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
05.12.08 - Chicago, IL - Shuba’s
05.14.08 - Vancouver, BC - Red Room
05.15.08 - Seattle, WA - Triple Door
05.16.08 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
05.18.08 - San Francisco, CA - Bimbo’s
05.19.08 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lykke Li is dope. Im def going to the New York show on the 7th. She is defenitely a breath of fresh air -- in this overprocessed plethora of bad pop music...

Save Lykke Li!