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Korallreven – “Limitless” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Korallreven’s smooth synths are perfect for punctuating the night sky — it’s the kind of music that feels good when you’re in the dark, wondering at all the potential. Their new video for “Limitless” captures that feeling well, following around three pod people dressed in all white. One of them picks up a ride with… More »

By: James Rettig / April 21, 2015 - 10:38 am

Korallreven – “November Rain” (Guns N’ Roses Cover)

Swedish pop duo Korallreven have shared a sparkling cover of Guns N’ Roses’ “November Rain.” Their version of the Use Your Illusion ballad filters the track through their icy production style and gives it a more modern feel. Introducing the song, the band said they were inspired by Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen’s “Arpeggios From Hell“… More »

By: James Rettig / November 28, 2014 - 11:33 am

Korallreven – “Death Is Not For Us”

The Swedish duo Korallreven landed on our radar three years ago by making beautifully floaty and breezy synth music. They’ve been quietly pumping out tracks since then, and they’ve now announced plans to follow up An Album By Korallreven, their debut, with a sophomore effort called Second Comin’. The new LP will feature collaborations with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 17, 2014 - 10:55 am

Korallreven – “Try Anything Once (Airbird Remix)” (Feat. Cornelius)

Back in September, the Swedish dream-pop duo Korallreven released their song “Try Anything Once” featuring vocal tracks by the Japanese recording artist Cornelius (aka Keigo Oyamada). The song was one of several follow-ups from their 2011 LP An Album By Korallreven — since then, they have collaborated with Julianna Barwick and their tracks have inspired… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 18, 2013 - 1:45 pm

Korallreven – “Try Anything Once” (Feat. Cornelius)

Despite its release in 2011, Korallreven did a good job giving 2012-legs to their track “Sa Sa Samoa,” even blessing a remix with its own video. the Swedish electronic duo are slated to release a follow-up to 2011’s An Album By Korallreven later this year, but they kick things off with new single “Try Anything… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 17, 2013 - 11:29 am

Korallreven – “Sa Sa Samoa (Elite Gymnastics Remix)” Video

When Minneapolis production vandals Elite Gymnastics remixed Korallreven’s ethereal Julianna Barwick collab “Sa Sa Samoa,” they transformed it into a jagged, hyperactive, Whitney Houston-sampling late-’80s hardcore rave banger. And the track’s new video is a giddy, gaudy pile-up of rave-style imagery: Ancient footage of people going nuts dancing, pink CGI pills flying everywhere, skeletons swordfighting,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 12, 2012 - 11:11 am

The 25 Bands We’re Most Excited To See At SXSW 2012

Hey, everybody, it’s that time again! South By Southwest 2012. Are you ready? How’s your hashtag game? Can you feel the early-onset FOMO? As the Austin institution grows larger and larger, with more and more high-level acts (ahem) interjecting themselves into the fray, there’s still plenty of room for the groups that are just starting… More »

By: Stereogum / March 9, 2012 - 11:24 am

Stereogum Range Life 2012 Preview & Mix

Last week, we announced our Range Life showcase, taking place at midnight on March 15 at the PureVolume house at 340 E. 2nd St. & Trinity, right in the middle of the brouhaha that is next week in Austin, TX. We’ve got a nice, well-balanced lineup in store with a dash of international, featuring the… More »

By: Stereogum / March 6, 2012 - 1:12 pm

Korallreven – “Sa Sa Samoa (Elite Gymnastics Remix)”

Two duos we’ve been really high on here at Stereogum are fluttery Swedish haze-pop producers Korallreven and Minneapolis cut-and-paste noise-pop manipulators Elite Gymnastics. And on a new track, the two come together. In their remix of Korallreven’s glimmering Julianna Barwick collab “Sa Sa Samoa,” Elite Gymnastics throw in a chipmunk-soul sample of Whitney Houston’s “I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 28, 2012 - 11:29 am

Stereogum Presents… Range Life In Austin 2012 Lineup

Around midnight on the evening of March 15th, until well after every other bar in town has stopped serving legally intoxicating beverages, the Stereogum crew is throwing an Austin-based party with a bunch of bands we believe in while charging absolutely no money for admission, or legally intoxicating beverages. It’s called RANGE LIFE, and it… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 28, 2012 - 9:38 am

Korallreven – “Sa Sa Samoa” Video

In director Filip Nilsson’s video for “Sa Sa Samoa,” the Julianna Barwick collaboration from the Swedish ethereal-pop production duo Korallreven, we watch a guy with a scraggly beard and a very nice hooded windbreaker slowly ambling around while clutching a mysterious, possibly magical lunchbox. Not a whole lot happens until the final two shots, but… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 16, 2012 - 2:25 pm

Korallreven – “As Young As Yesterday” Video

Few things conjure carefree vibes like the words “young,” “yesterday,” and “skateboard,” so mathematically speaking the video for “As Young As Yesterday,” which focuses on one juvenile skateboarder gliding his troubles away, is the most relaxing thing to happen to you all day. It is also black-and-white and rather uneventful. The becalming song, which come… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 8, 2011 - 2:43 pm

Download Korallreven Ra Ra Rave On Mix

Fresh off of the release of their lush debut LP, Swedish electronic duo Korallreven made a playlist for Self-Titled featuring artists like Zomby and Elite Gymnastics. Download the Ra Ra Rave On collection after the jump and read some insight on the songs over at Self-Titled’s site. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 15, 2011 - 4:50 pm

Stream Korallreven An Album By Korallreven

We’ve been following Swedish duo Korallreven as they’ve made the rounds with the likes of “Young As Yesterday,” and “Honey Mine,” which both feature Taken By Tree’s Victoria Bergsman, and many of their jams have been the subject of several solid remixes. It’s easy to see why — the band’s lush, florid electro pop sustai… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 7, 2011 - 1:22 pm

Korallreven – “Sa Sa Samoa” (Feat. Julianna Barwick)

For their latest track, Swedish Balearic production duo Korallreven have recruited ethereal sound-manipulator Julianna Barwick to add her wall-of-ahhs vocal style to the mix. As you might imagine, those two different kinds of pretty sound awfully nice together. Grab “Sa Sa Samoa” below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 27, 2011 - 10:19 am

Remixtape Vol. 6

It’s the return of Remixtape, the feature where I listen to a tremendous amount of shitty blog-bait “X Remixes Y” tracks and weed out those worth your weed-out. (Right?) Volume 6 opens with this month’s undisputed champion of tracks bearing Remix in their title: the indomitable “Huzzah!” featuring a fierce set of relatively underground rapper… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 30, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Korallreven – “As Young As Yesterday (Girl Unit Remix)”

Take a moment to honor Swedish Balearic beat-minders Korallreven’s Class A assemblage of talent on their new “As Young As Yesterday” 12″: The track itself features vocals from oft-collaborator Victora Bergsman, and and the extended single boasts remixes from Panda Bear and pinnacle Night Slug producer Girl Unit, he of the world-beating club track “Wut.”… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 27, 2011 - 5:10 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: September 2011

Save a bit of humidity, it is an undeniably autumnal day in NYC. It’s gray, it is wet, and it feels positively gauche to jam to anything that would feel right at a beach. So to help to fill the void created by expunging “sunny music” from your daily playlist, and to show solidarity with… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 23, 2011 - 6:03 pm

Korallreven – “As Young As Yesterday (Panda Bear Remix)”

Panda Bear has remixed “As Young As Yesterday,” the new single from the Swedish Balearic duo Korallreven. In Panda’s hands, the smooth Victoria Bergsman collab becomes one big drawn-out sound-smear. Give it a listen and grab the original below.

And in other Panda Bear news, the man has joined the lineup of JeffMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 20, 2011 - 11:13 am

Korallreven – “As Young As Yesterday” (Feat. Victoria Bergsman)

The Swedish Balearic production duo Korallreven previously recruited former Concretes singer and current Taken By Trees mastermind Victoria Bergsman to guest on their track “Honey Mine,” and now they’ve snagged another collaboration with her. This one is called “As Young As Yesterday,” and like “Honey Mine,” it’s a shamelessly pretty whoosh of the sort of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 13, 2011 - 12:48 pm
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