Loney dear, aka Emil Svanängen, has announced the details of his first album in six years. The self-titled release is due out September 29th…Read More
Apparently, lightning does, in fact, strike twice. In exactly the same way that indie chamber folk auteur Jens Lekman was discovered — his homemade CD-Rs falling into the right hands — Lekman’s Swedish compatriot Emil Svanängen ended up signed to a respected American indie label when someone in Sub Pop’s Seattle offices happened upon the talented singer/songwriter’s early homemade discs through the Internet. Hailing from the small city of Jonkoping, Sweden, Svanängen first began recording homemade, overdubbed tapes of delicate, folkish indie pop (with shades of acts like Belle & Sebastian, Neutral Milk Hotel, and the Magnetic Fields) in the early 2000s. As Loney, Dear, Svanängen self-released three homemade CD-Rs through his website: River Fontana Redux, Citadel Band, and Solange. As buzz developed through MP3 blogs and other new media manifestations, Sub Pop offered Svanängen a contact in 2006. The first proper Loney, Dear album, Loney, Noir, was released in early 2007, as Svanängen put together a full-band lineup of the group for his first international tour. Dear John arrived in 2009, followed by Hall Music in 2011, the latter of which found the multi-instrumentalist mining even more ornate instrumentation, inspired by recent tours with various orchestras in Sweden.
Sally Shapiro’s Johan Agebjörn is set to release a brand-new studio album on February 10th on Paper Bag Records. Notes marks a new musical…Read More
This sincere record presents songs about love that echo sadness meanwhile being stoked in optimism and beauty. With a voice strong through depth of emotion and perspective, you get the feeling Loney Dear’s music could alter the deepest depths of misery; so it is on the Swedish recording artist’s latest LP ‘Hall Music’.Read More