Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Sweet Serenades Are Sweet

Martin and Mathias found each other for the first time in May 1991. They were both wearing the same CCCP-cap (a hip thing among pre-teens in northern Sweden at the time) and riding similar BMX-bicycles. Ever since then they’ve been inseparable.

The Sweet Serenades was officially formed in Stockholm, Sweden 2002. The sound is mainly influenced by great songs, broken hearts, sexual frustration and musical acts as Tom Waits, Clap your hands say yeah, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, ACDC, Eddie Meduza, ABBA, The Technicolors, The Perishers, The Shins and many more. We call it Jungle Rock. Or testosterone Pop.

As of late, they've been everywhere. From Hype Machine charts to weepy medical drama Grey's Anatomy. It's well deserved despite looking like a couple of axe murderers who just happen to make some darn fine indie pop. Their album, Balcony Cigarettes should be out any day if it isn't already until then or until the next episode of Grey's you can check out a mini best of below.

Download: Greatest Hits (zip file)

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