The pop scene doesn't revolve around Scandinavia and Northern Europe, despite what we all might think! I need to introduce a wider array of musical talent to this blog! Gah!
But one last time, let me indulge ... Love Dance is just too darn good to pass up. The Bergen, Norway band's taking up a unique and sort of old-fashioned (or maybe just lazy?) marketing technique: no MySpace, no imeem, no Facebook, no nothing aside from the website which features nothing more than two email addresses and a foggy B&W photo. I love it. No interpretation required, no searching, no wondering ... all you need to do is sit back, turn on the music, and enjoy it for what it is.
So that's what I'm requesting you do right now! Listen to Love Dance's beautifully arranged guitar pop ballads, swingers, and baroque pop licks. The debut LP, Result, is quite a sophisticated entry ... clean, matured production ... complex harmonies and rhythms ... hooky melodies that won't be forgotten any time soon. Wish these Swedes luck ... they're pumping out some fantastic pop music! A little bit of Kings Of Convenience, a little bit of the Whitest Boy Alive, a little bit of Acid House Kings, a little bit of everything compact and beautiful and soft-spoken and shy and heart-wrenching ... ahhh.
Strangely, the record was released on the German label Marsh Marigold ... but I don't advise buying it from them -- too far away! Instead, head over to Poppolar Records to grab the thing! Definitely worth your time!
Love Dance - Unsympathetic Ways
Love Dance - Losing Faith
Love Dance - It Sometimes Brings Me Down