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√§der (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.
1. Korallreven - Sa-Sa-Samoa
2. Ghostape - My Country (A Thousand Mandolins Version)
3. Madlib - J’s Day Theme #3
4. DJ Screw - Sippin’ Codeine
5. Pure Ecstasy - Voices
6. Teengirl Fantasy - Now That’s What I Call Volume 2
7. Toro Y Moi - Blessa
8. 101 Strings - Seas of Samoa
9. Korallreven - The Truest Faith
10. Joy Orbison - The Shrew Would Have Cushioned the Blow
11. Kingdom Featuring Shyvonne - Mindreader (CFCF Remix)
12. Bien - Sunny Side
13. Korallreven - As Loved-Up As Ever

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