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As we mentioned, when discussing the demos at Peter Morén’s MySpace, he sounds a tad sad without Bjorn and John. He also sounds wordy. And like Wham!. And Robyn Hitchcock (especially Eye). Recorded over two years, Morén’s first solo album The Last Tycoon is an understated effort — mostly the man alone with his guitar… More »

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Peter Bjorn & John – “High Up (Take Me To the Top)” (Stereogum Premiere)

It’s been four years since the last proper Peter Bjorn And John album, 2011’s earworm-laden Gimme Some. While it may appear that the trio have taken a hiatus, they actually spent 2012 founding INGRID, a record label/artist collective that includes fellow Swedes like Lykke Li and Miike Snow, and the lot of them are about… More »

By: Aaron Lindenberg / April 16, 2015 - 10:33 am

Peter, Bjorn & John – “Put It There” (Paul McCartney Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

On the new tribute-album compilation The Art Of McCartney, a long list of impressive big names line up to cover the songs of Paul McCartney, in his Beatles and Wings and solo incarnations. With 34 songs on the complete album, somehow there wasn’t enough room for Swede-pop dukes Peter Bjorn And John, who recorded a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2014 - 10:38 am

Watch Peter Bjorn And John’s Previously Unreleased Videos For “(I Just Wanna) See Through” & “100 M Of Hurdles”

Better late than never when it comes to music videos. Peter Bjorn And John recently discovered two very old music videos of the songs “(I Just Wanna) See Through” and “100 M Of Hurdles,” the respective title tracks of the band’s 2003 EPs. The videos are over a decade old, and were found on VHS… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 22, 2014 - 2:40 pm

David Lynch – “We Rolled Together (Yttling Jazz Remix)”

Björn Yttling of Peter Bjorn And John has given the remix treatment to “We Roll Together” by director David Lynch. “Together” came off Lynch’s recent The Big Dream, an album about as strange as everything Lynch has done in his music career (which is really just an extension to the strangeness of his entire career). More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 9, 2013 - 10:49 am

Peter Morén – “Constant Reaction” (Stereogum Premiere)

The members of the appealingly musical, annoyingly punctuated Swedish indie-pop powerhouse Peter Bjorn and John have been known to engage in any number of individual pursuits between group projects, and just as when they’re configured as a band, Peter Morén is the one most likely to be out front in the spotlight. Morén’s kicked out… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 3, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Watch Peter Bjorn & John On Yo Gabba Gabba!

This week’s episode of Yo Gabba Gabba! is all about spies (and co-stars Jason Bateman!), so who better to invite on as musical guests then spy anthem-creators Peter Bjorn & John? The trio perform their track “I Wish I Was A Spy” and you can watch it below. Check it out. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 20, 2013 - 5:56 pm

Peter Bjorn & John – “I Wish I Was A Spy”

Since 2011’s Gimme Some, Peter Bjorn & John have been kicking around in various combinations and doing sundry things: The covered the Strokes for our STROKED comp as a unit; Björn released music as Smile (with Teddybears’ Joakim Ahlund); the three re-teamed to lay down a remix of Norah Jones’s Danger Mouse collabo “Miriam”; and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 11, 2012 - 5:27 pm

Norah Jones – “Miriam (Peter Bjorn & John Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

The last we saw of Norah Jones’s Danger Mouse-collabo “Miriam” was the official video, which featured her in her Sunday finest sitting in a paddle boat with a bloody oar, and eventually, a disturbing explanation for these facts. Poor Miriam! It was a fittingly unsettling video treatment for an interestingly unsettling NoJo production, though obviously… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 13, 2012 - 4:32 pm

Smile – “From Time To Time” (Stereogum Premiere)

Sweden’s indie-pop overlords are banding up. Ingrid is a new collective founded by Lykke Li, Miike Snow, Peter Bjorn & John’s Björn Yttling, and the Teddybears’ Joakim Ahlund, among others. Yttling and Ahnuld also have a new project together called Smile, and they’ll soon release their debut album A Flash In The Night on the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2012 - 1:16 pm

Peter Bjorn & John Play Kimmel

Last night, Swede-pop professionals Peter Bjorn & John appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, performing a wiry, energetic version of “Dig A Little Deeper.” As a web-only bonus, they also ran through “Second Chance,” another track from this year’s Gimme Some album. Watch both videos below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 12, 2011 - 10:29 am

Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It

The Strokes’ debut album Is This It was first released on 7/30/01. To help us celebrate this 10th Anniversary, we asked some of our favorite indie bands to cover each track. The resulting collection, STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It, is in the spirit of our previous free tribute albums for Radiohead’s OK Computer,More »

By: Stereogum / July 26, 2011 - 9:30 am

Peter Bjorn & John Soundtrack Bud Light Lime Spot

This month Bud Light (the beer that has its own Santigold remix) celebrates the third birthday of its Lime spinoff. While this new commercial doesn’t mention that milestone, it does mention the beverage is not overly limed nor overly sweet. It also takes place in a convenience store that only stocks Bud Light Lime and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 16, 2011 - 3:01 pm

Peter Bjorn & John – “Second Chance” Video

Peter Bjorn & John’s “Second Chance” clip is the next logical step from their “Breaker Breaker” video. In fact, I’m pretty sure it’s the next thing they shot: You’ll see the same set, the same black background, but different outfits and a lot more mess in this one — if you’ve got OCD you’ll enjoy… More »

By: jessica / February 22, 2011 - 5:04 pm

Peter Bjorn & John “Dig A Little Deeper” For Conan

Peter, Bjorn & John stopped by Conan last night to do their newest single, “Second Chance.” The trio also did “Dig A Little Deeper” for the backstage crowd, who helped John Eriksson with the hand clap percussion. Eriksson also helped himself to some backstage furniture, using a Conan end table to stand in for some… More »

By: jessica / February 2, 2011 - 10:10 am

Peter Bjorn & John – “Second Chance” (Stereogum Premiere)

After brief detours resting most of their guitars in favor of keyboards and sample pads on Living Thing in 2009, and most of their voices in favor of horns and extended instrumentals with Seaside Rock the year before, Peter Bjorn & John are back in their uncannily catchy, traditionally arranged pop rock guise. Gimme SomeMore »

By: Amrit Singh / January 24, 2011 - 3:18 pm

Peter, Bjorn & John – “Breaker Breaker” Video

The first taste of Peter, Bjorn & John’s upcoming album Gimme Some is short, fast & aggressive. I hope all the songs on the record are like this, though even 2009’s Living Thing was meaner than you’d expect from the band. Sample line from “Breaker Breaker”: “Before you break my heart… I’m gonna break your… More »

By: jessica / January 18, 2011 - 9:52 am

The Golden Filter – “Hide Me (Peter Bjorn & John’s Hortlax Cobra Remix)”

The Golden Filter reworked “Lay It Down” for Peter Bjorn & John, so PBJ returned the favor with this remix of the NYC duo’s “Hide Me” single. The original “Hide Me” comes off both delicate and strong, gossamer vocals with a hit-the-(New York) streets beat on it. Peter Bjorn & John’s Hortlax Cobra remix take… More »

By: jessica / April 20, 2010 - 3:35 pm

Peter, Bjorn & John Cover “Summer Breeze”

Peter, Bjorn & John got darker, donned leather, and grew mustaches in 2009 and were rewarded with a muted response to Living Thing, a collection known best or its enjoyable videos. Clearly undaunted, they’ve turned in a downcast take on Seals & Crofts’s 1972 soft rock classic “Summer Breeze” that sounds more like a late-Autum… More »

By: brandon / December 17, 2009 - 9:30 am

Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Rock

We’ve seen indie rockers reach out to hip-hop’s most recognizable collective (or at least the most recognizable hip-hop collective to indie rockers). But lately, it’s been Wu-Tang Clan making the moves. This week Judgment Night 2009 is in full force, with genres meshing again and RZA, GZA, and company at the heart of it. More »

By: brandon / October 5, 2009 - 1:04 pm

New Pretty Good Dance Moves (Feat. Björn Yttling) – “Leave Me Alone”

Pretty Good Dance Moves, the Chicago/Brooklyn duo of Aaron Allietta and Jimmy Giannopoulos, are set to release a self-titled full-length this year to follow up on their self-released EP of last. “Leave Me Alone” is its first single and wrangles guest vocals from Swedish pop vet Björn of Peter Bjorn & John and Chicago newcomer… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 23, 2009 - 10:03 am
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