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El Perro Del Mar – “I Was A Boy” Video

The melancholic Swedish songstress Sarah Assbring — better known as El Perro Del Mar — released a video for her song “I Was A Boy” off of the 2012 album Pale Fire. The video’s simplicity is jarring; a back-lit Assbring stares unflinchingly into the camera with pink-rimmed eyes as she croons the entirety of “I… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 27, 2013 - 5:33 pm

El Perro Del Mar – “Hold Off The Dawn” Video

The video for El Perro Del Mar’s skittering, assured, dance-inflected single “Hold Off The Dawn” is a beautifully shot live-in-studio thing from directors Bell And Light. It’s always fun to watch people pounding out heavily synthesized music with actual drumsticks and stuff. Watch it and download the track below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2012 - 12:48 pm

Stream El Perro Del Mar Pale Fire

Next week El Perro Del Mar will release Pale Fire, a release from which we’ve already heard “Walk On By” and “Hold Off The Dawn.” Today, the band’s posted the entire thing online and you can hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 5, 2012 - 1:23 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: October 2012

It’s been an absolutely devastating couple of days around here, so we hope this mix can be a thing you can put on and feel a sense of normalcy, or comfort. Who wouldn’t be comforted by those lips, no? Ten tracks, lots of time signatures/vibes. Go in:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 31, 2012 - 3:13 pm

El Perro Del Mar – “Hold Off The Dawn”

We’ve already heard one song from El Perro Del Mar’s forthcoming Pale Fire LP — the gorgeous, Sade-ish “Walk On By” — and now we’ve got another. “Hold Off The Dawn” is a skittering, dubby synth-pop track with an icy sheen that adds layers with every verse. Listen to and download the song below or… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 29, 2012 - 1:32 pm

El Perro Del Mar – “Walk On By” (Saint Etienne Remix)

Wistful British polyglots Saint Etienne are originators in the cosmopolitan-dancepop game, and lately, Swedish pop artist El Perro Del Mar has been walking the aesthetic trail that they helped to blaze. So it’s cool to see Saint Etienne dropping a new remix of “Walk On By,” the new El Perro Del Mar single. They transform… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 19, 2012 - 8:47 am

El Perro Del Mar – “Walk On By” Video

A while back, we posted “Walk On By,” the breezily bubbling but heartbroken dance-pop single from Swede-popper El Perro Del Mar. The song is rich and luxuriant, but its brand-new video, all fuzzed-out green-screen, looks like something that could’ve been recorded in one of those old shopping-mall karaoke kiosks. Frode&Marcus direct. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2012 - 5:09 pm

El Perro Del Mar – “Walk On By”

Swede-popper Sarah Assbring, who records as El Perro Del Mar, is evidently done with the girl-group pastiche that brought her to the game, something she’s already proven abundantly on recent tracks like “What Do You Expect?” and “Innocense Is Sense.” And now she’s getting ready to release the new album Pale Fire, and she’s sharing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 22, 2012 - 4:13 pm

El Perro Del Mar – “Innocense Is Sense” Video

El Perro Del Mar threw something of a curve with last year’s one-off “What Do You Expect?,” which wound up being a snug title: Where the Swedish chanteuse had normally indulged in downcast and lush indie-pop there was now tense electronic production. Today we learn that was a bridge to a new realm: Meet “Innocense… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 18, 2012 - 6:45 pm

El Perro Del Mar – “What Do You Expect”

The hilariously named Swedish singer-songwriter Sarah Assbring, who understandably records as El Perro Del Mar, has already released a couple of albums of lush, downcast indie-pop. So the new El Perro Del Mar track “What Do You Expect” comes as something of a surprise. It’s a tense, stripped-back electronic track with shades of dubstep and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 15, 2011 - 2:08 pm

Robyn Works On New LP, Remixes El Perro Del Mar, Sings With Sting’s Daughter

The lovable pop of Love Is Not Pop may have been somewhat overlooked this year, although El Perro Del Mar’s got fans in high places helping to rectify the situation with folks from “>Fuck Buttons, and More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 17, 2009 - 12:18 pm

New El Perro Del Mar – “Change of Heart”

Downcast Swedish chanteuse Sarah Assbring, aka El Perro Del Mar, is releasing a mini-album called Love Is Not Pop on April Fools Day. The first single’s the lush, bittersweet, and surprisingly danceable “Change Of Heart,” which you can hear at her MySpace. Studio’s Rasmus Hägg co-produced, made it danceable. More »

By: brandon / February 17, 2009 - 4:51 pm

Lykke Li And El Perro Del Mar Take Away Some Shows

The latest chapter of the La Blogothèque project gets a few Swedish artists to collaborate, which is about as hard as getting a Wolf Parader to start a side project. But still it’s special, and of course this is the Take Away Series so even when the direction and video work is farmed out (here… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 28, 2008 - 5:53 pm

New El Perro Del Mar Video – “Party”

There’s always been something sorta spooky about Sarah Assbring’s fiesta invitation in “Party,” and director Emily de Groot harvests the haunt and goes straight Rear Window era Hitchcock. This new video of the track last year’s El Perro Del Mar is an artistic reinterpretation of the tune’s intent, but Ms. Assbring is with it. She… More »

By: Stereogum / August 28, 2007 - 1:31 pm

El Perro Del Mar @ Mercury Lounge, NYC 11/16/06

Swedish chanteuse El Perro Del Mar (aka Sarah Assbring) took the Mercury Lounge stage last night with three dapper dudes, each seated and skinny-suited. She preferred standing, though, mostly with an acoustic around her neck and occasionally toe-tapping a tamborine placed foot-side, often the only percussion for her delicate, strummed sadness. Tough slot–rainy night and… More »

By: Stereogum / November 17, 2006 - 6:42 pm

Cheapest By The Dozen

Some free MP3s we’ve been digging very much. (I promise we’ll listen to yours soon — tips at stereogum dot com.)

Shearwater – “Seventy Four Seventy Five” (MP3)
Teddybears (Feat. Iggy Pop) – “Punk Rocker” (MP3)
The Purrs – “Get On With Your Life” (MP3)
Professor Murder – “Free Stress Test” (MP3)
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By: Scott Lapatine / August 10, 2006 - 3:10 pm