Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sweet New Swedish Music! Free Downloads!

I have been loving Swedish bands this year. They seem to make effortlessly heavenly pop music; etheral and aching. Retro yet totally fresh at the same time. First (and still) I was captivated by the entrancing melodic tunes of JJ. Then Besnard Lake took my breath away, and just when I thought I was full up on my Swede quotient, along come the newest Swede installment, Korallreven (Corral Reef in Swedish), Marcus Joons and Daniel Tj├Ąder (also of The Radio Dept,). Their song "The Truest Faith" on the  XM/Sirius radio program Gorilla vs. Bear stopped me in my tracks (or in my typing!)  Sort of a trancey/sweet dancey Kings of Convenience.  To celebrate Korallreven's new debut album The Truest Faith they’re giving away a remix of their 2009 debut single ‘Loved-Up’. You can grab it HERE. Video after the jump.

AND to top it off, the good folks at Gorrilla vs Bear via Vice Magazine are offering up a 
blissed-out new Spring mix by Sweden's Korallreven, featuring tracks from Madlib, Pure Ecstasy, Toro y Moi, Kingdom, Teengirl Fantasy, Joy Orbison, and both sides of Korallreven's own gorgeous new Truest Faith single, which is out soon on Acephale. The duo says the mix is made up of songs that "make us feel the pure ecstasy of what in popular terms use to be called 'life'."
Download it HERE.  Full tracklist after the jump.

Friday, April 16, 2010

POP featured in Time Out NY! Best Indie Shops!

Wooohooo!! POP is included in Time Out New York Best Indie Shops 2010!  Thank you, thank you very much!
This boutique is a must-visit for affordable basics from brands like Free People, BB Dakota and Cheap Monday. After you’ve finished browsing the clothes—tees and tanks ($18–$30), shirts ($30–$80) and dresses ($38–$80)—check out the cubbies in back for bags by Manhattan Portage and Latico. 310 Grand St between Roebling and Havemeyer Sts  (718-486-6001, Read more here.