STEELE -FOLLOW

I received an email last week about Steele’s latest release “Follow” and I had been lagging in posting about it.  I’m now on summer break so I now how no excuse to bring new Swedish music to you.  To be quite honest, I’ve been selfishly hoarding a few songs and keeping them to myself.

Steele’s takes you into a dark exotic dreamland with raspy vocals and entrancing piano.  The video brings forth a sort of nightmare feel, but the music makes you feel the battle within.  The beat pulses give a sort of anxiety that keeps you entwined within the song and bracing for more.  Then it abruptly ends and you can breathe a sigh of relief.

 

MIYNT – After The Gold Rush

It takes a lot for music to get me going and excited lately, but I found something new that I absolutely love.  A mix of electronic, with a bit of glam funk to get your morning started off right.  MIYNT out of Stockholm gives us a dreamy interlude that takes us on a magical musical adventure.  It could be that I just finished watching Stranger Things on Netflix, but this is the space age journey I was looking for.  The intro gave me a beacon of hope and as the guitar eased in I was immediately entranced and grooving in my chair.

 

The reason why I’ve strayed…

So guys it’s been a while since I post unless it’s something that my lovely Stranded Mermaid friends release.  By the way, they are as awesome in person as they are musically across your stereo.   To get to my point of this post, there is a reason why I have not been able to find time to find you all new Swedish delights for your ears.  It’s because I am currently in the process of earning my masters and my normal time that I had dedicated to scouring the internet has been refocused on completing my school work and reading lots of interesting books.

So this last class of my first year of my masters was a project and I’ve really missed writing.  I had this grandiose idea that I could create a new website to post about religious tolerance.  The more I thought about it the more I felt it could become a place where others go to become educated on religion.  With the growing amount of terror acts, we tend to lose sight and stereotype everyone so this is the chance to spread some knowledge.  So my new blog is below, I would love if you went and gave it a visit.  There are two posts that are works in progress but progress always starts small.

So with great pleasure I present to you:

Religion for the Young, the Old and the Curious

Stranded Mermaid – Pagan Rituals I: Animal Worship

So today I did something unplanned and booked a five day trip to Sweden that leaves tonight.  Since this is a monumental occasion and I’ve been meaning to update my poor blog that I left in the dust and who better to pull me out of the wood works than Stranded Mermaid with their most recent release.  With their mystical sounds and dreamy vocals they will sweep me off to a far off land.  I’d have to throw out there that Lynx is my a favorite as it makes me want to dance in my chair and swing my arms in weird strange animal like gestures.  I wonder if its just my natural primal instinct that makes me want to run to the forest and frolic with all the forest animals, or if I just think I’m Snow White.   So with joy and great pleasure, I present my one of my favorite new songs.

i don’t speak french – Can You See

So it’s been a hot minute since I’ve written anything, you can partly blame my move and the start of grad school.  But I made the executive decision to at least bring you an update once a week.  So for my first post of the year,  I bring you i don’t speak french’s new smorgasbord of delight of a song “Can You See.”   They send your ears on a journey through euphoria, time space and folky dance with a Beatlesque influence.   I’m not sure if they meant to do this but I love it.  Especially the part that makes me feel like a giddy lil gypsy.   Glad to see you guys are back at it!

 

Stranded Mermaid – A Smalland Saga

I know I said I would wait  until the weekend to listen to this but I kept getting teasers on Facebook, Spotify and Soundcloud.  I just could not resist listening much longer.  Also, is it wrong that my last update was a Stranded Mermaid song as well…Favoritism?  I think not. Just a strong sense of  leaning towards loving everything a certain band puts out cause I know that they will never fail me.

A strong, eerie melody perfect for this upcoming weekend.  I have to dress up as a unicorn this weekend but I really want to ditch the tutu and rainbow headband (don’t ask, or actually you can if you want) and put on a headdress and frolick in the woods with fur and feathers to this song while letting go of all my inhibitions.  Their music just brings out the animalistic instinct in me.  Guys, I really hope this is your intention?

Again thank you for making songs that are impossible for me to resist!  You’re  music is imbedded forever in my soul!

Stranded Mermaid – If Dragons Could Cry

I apologize for my lateness and sharing this with you all.  So as I sit on the bus to New York I decided it’s time.    

As you may know, Stranded Mermaid is one of my favorite finds.  Actually they are probably my favorite find ever.  And here’s why…their music invigorates me and fills me with happiness.  Every time I hear a song from them I want to escape into a musical whimsical landscape that is created by the sounds that come from their mouths and instruments.  Thank you guys for continuing to take me to that place.