Wednesday, March 29, 2006

MUSIC: Amandine

The latest full album released by the Swedish group Amandine, titled "This Is Where Our Hearts Collide", is often described as Americana.... which is kind of ironic considering they're Swedish. However, that term does encapsulate a genre of music that taps into country/rock/folk/blues while evoking a sense of desolation and grandeur (I know they may seem like opposites, but they're not). This album is strong, start to finish, almost enough so that it's hard for me to pick a favorite song. Fans of Wilco, M. Ward, and Luna may immediately experience an intense connection to this music; all you others will soon follow.

::: Amandine - Halo
::: Amandine - Blood & Marrow

They've got a show coming up at the Independent on 04/10 in SF, hope to see some of you there. Buy the album here, amigos.