Astropol, the side project of Björn Yttling (Lykke Li, Primal Scream, Peter Bjorn and John), Bebban Stenborg (Shout Out Louds) and Smash (Stockholm indie underground visionary) – will be releasing their debut album The Spin We’re In via the Swedish Artist Collective INGRID on December 4th.
The album was recorded between the Ingrid Studio in Stockholm and the Golden Void and Perfect Sound studios in Los Angeles. The album was produced by Astropol with additional production help coming from Thom Monahan (Devandra Banhart, Vetiver, Fujiya & Miyagi), Måns Lundberg (The [International] Noise Conspiracy, Deportees) and Mattias Boström. Highly acclaimed mixer Lasse Mårtén (Franz Ferdinand, Chrissie Hynde, Kelly Clarkson) mixed the set and it was mastered by Henke Jonsson (Sarah Blasko).
The Spin We’re In features ten traditional love songs written by the trio that revolve around Stenborg’s obsession with the idea that woman are somehow inferior, Smash’s uncanny knack for catchy pop tunes and Yttling’s infamously harsh approach to all things lovely. The result is an album of passion lost, northern comfort and the devastating predictability of being lonesome.
Gearing up for the album drop, Astropol released their first song “The Sound of a Heart That Breaks” on Record Store Day, April 18th, 2015 via the INGRID compilation Volym 2. They followed that up on Friday, June 19th, with a special Midsummer’s Eve remix by Yttling dubbed “The Sound of a Heart That Breaks (midsummer version).” In August, they released their second song, “Just Before Our Love Got Lost” after the track premiered on The Guardian and this past Friday, November 13th, the band released “Make Love Stay”. On December 4th, they will release their full-length debut – The Spin We’re In.
Make Love Stay
Just Before Our Love Got Lost
Always You And Me
The Shelter Of My Love
There Used To Be Birds
In The World
The Sound Of A Heart That Breaks
Rain Down On You