It’s that time again…time to introduce another Swedish band! Seems that the Scandinavian scene is always pleasantly surprising us with new bands and artists. So until Jans Lekman gets over Swine Flu, let’s peek at a different Swedish scene; that of kraut/prog/noise rock. Alexander Palmestål and Mikael Enqvist are the Swedes behind Pistol Disco since their debut in 2007 with Radiation and follow up album Two. They have now released their latest material titled Evergreen.
Evergreen is a 40 minute voyage from pop to rock and from kraut to noise. The opening track Organ and Drums sets an accelerating pace only to be followed up by the highly addictive tune of Beat of the Tune. The next couple of tracks give way to a dreamier trip before setting the rhythm for Formula One. The album ends with a clearly noisy and liberating trip named Champagne (I’d love to learn the process behind naming tracks with no lyrics…anyone have a clue?). I never expected such a powerful album from these guys, but Evergreen is highly recommended from my part. You can order it from Celebrity Lifestyle Records or just download for free from here. I know I praise Swedish pop...but it seems the Swedes are slowly trying to prevail even over Canada’s rocks! Is it an evil plan or what?