[By Nic Lindh on Sunday, 16 October 2005]
If you’re in the mood for some new music this weekend, may I recommend checking out two Swedish artists? Neither one seems to have any distribution in the States yet, but thanks to the magic of teh intarweb, you can still check out their videos and other samples.
First up is Hello Saferide. Quirky and sunny pop with lyrics to make you smile. There’s a video up for the current single My Best Friend. Fun stuff.
Note that the video doesn’t start playing until it’s completely loaded, at least in Safari, so just hang on. It’ll play after a while.
Hello Saferide’s single is up on the Swedish iTunes Music Store, so you can buy it if you’re blessed with a Swedish credit card, but for some godforsaken reason the album isn’t there yet even though it’s been out for nigh on a month now. Sigh. I really, really want to buy it.
Next up is Frida Hyvönen. You know she’s cool since she has rock dots in her name from birth. This is sort of Tori Amos-ish—piano-driven and a bit off-kilter. I have no idea what the lyrics are about, but in a good way, if you know what I mean.
The video for her song The Modern is a bit film-school-y† but the song is fantastic. Sadly, there’s not a peep about her on the Swedish iTunes Music Store.
†Oh, yeah, I’ll keep making up adjectives as I go along.