Dungen are finally set to make an Irish appearance on November 13th in support of forthcoming album Skit I Allt. It could well be their first ever show here – over the last few years the Swedish rockers seem to have toured everywhere but here. Roll on November!
Here’s their latest track, from Skit I Allt (translation: “fuck all”) which is out next month:
Tickets are onsale at €14.50.
Canuck Warren Hildebrand is a 20-year-old ‘bedroom producer’ who has clearly been having a healthy Atlas Sound diet – which is no bad thing. Lo-fi synths and fuzzy vocals rule throughout this massaging work, with occasional upbeat/mellow kicks on tunes like ‘Jimi Bleachball.’
Under the alias ‘Foxes in Fiction,’ Hildebrand had been releasing material on cassette through his own label Orchid Tapes before recently signing for Brooklyn electronical label Moodgadet, who have re-issued debut LP ‘Swung From The Branches.’
It’s list season again, whether you like it or not. 6 months into 2010, and we’ve had a pretty fine year thus far - lots of exciting new acts and great music being churned out by old reliable.
There’s been many fantastic releases – Caribou, Beach House, Holy Fuck and Errors have all been on heavy rotation since their release, while others have been slow burners, creeping into my consciousness and sounding more amazing with every listen… (Liars, Future Islands and Joanna Newsom).
I’ve been pretty disappointed with certain indie staples like The National and Broken Social Scene, despite the acclaim it just feels a bit like they’ve been rehashing the same elements year in year out and I’m just not excited by their latest albums.
It’s not that the songs are bad; they’re fine – but I feel like I’ve heard them so many times before and delivered with more enthusiasm in the past.
I’m not sure if it’s because these bands are getting lazier or if I’m getting more expectant as a fan – I want to be as captivated as I was the first time around and it just isn’t happening for me.
On the other hand, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by some acts like Laura Marling and Foals who’ve expanding on their previous accomplishments with new ingredients and in doing so created something that’s as ballsy as it is enjoyable.
Added on 15 March 2010
The second single off You Can Make Sound is given the video treatment, complete with some nifty animation and special effects.