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.   

Trying to get back on track

So now that grad school has started and my move to Boston is completely.  I am going to try to get back on track with Swedes are Sweet.  And last night, I finally got the pleasure to receive my logo created by the awesome Kathy Lopez. I will be adding that to the site later, but for a sneak peek please visit my Facebook page.

So back to the music…

Here’s a summary of what’s come out since I’ve been on a break.

Last night, Swedish Electronic “noir-pop” group DNKL released a great new track. Smooth tempo to get your Wednesday off to  great start.

Club 8 – Love Dies

A sweet ballad embraced by delicate vocals.  Club 8 is always a treat!

Iamamiwhoami – The Deadlock

Oh how I’d love to see Iamamwhoami live but for now I will enjoy this presentation of their amazing new song.  Love it!

This is all I have time for now, but I promise I’ll post more soon.

Catching up with Depeche Mode? No…Catching up with Swedes are Sweet!

It’s Tuesday morning and I had my super human energy filled breakfast, my birthday is coming and I am ready to have some bouncing dance moments at desk.   So many songs have come out within the last month but I’ve been lacking on the posts.  My fault and I promise come Mid September Swedes Are Sweet will be back in full force.  And you will have all the Scandinavian delights you could ever hope for!  So here is a recap of whats been going on across the ocean.  It’s been quite a summer for poppy dance hits.

Last week, Moonbabies released a new dancey tune to uplift my soul and get me ready for some action! There music will definitely be on my birthday party play list.  It plays makes me feel good inside!

For all those who love smooth indie pop, This is Head released a new single and yet again they do not fail to fill my heart with joy.

For those of you who are more kean to guitar and bass, and want a little bit of passionate rock in their lives.  Caviare Days is for you…

And let me give a shout out to the Liv who lives across the pond who is always eagerly sending me her finds.  You are awesome!

Liv introduced me to Nadi Nair out of Gothenburg who mixes a bit of eccentric vibes with soulful vocals.  Her groovy beats making me want to dance slow banshee style.  I’d show you but I think I’d scare you.

Liv also gave me the heads up on the song below.  Most of you are familiar with the Teddybears.  But I am not talking about the soft furry kind you held to go to fall asleep as a child.  I’m talking about the groovy musical Grammy award winning kind.  Recently, they have been back at it bringing groovy hits to enchant our ears.

Eternal Death – Cry

So much is going on in my life…moving, getting into grad school, things coming together that I’ve had to take a little hiatus from the blog, but I can’t pass up the chance to share Eternal Death’s video for  one of my favorite songs “Cry”.  Eternal Death will definitely be blaring from my speakers as I begin my packing tomorrow.