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Johan Agebjörn – “The Boy Who Thought It Was A Good Idea To Cry” (Feat. Sally Shapiro) (Stereogum Premiere)

Swedish musician Johan Agebjörn is best known for writing and producing many of Sally Shapiro’s best known works, but he keeps up a healthy solo release schedule too. Agebjörn’s upcoming album Notes marks a change from his previous ambient and nu-disco sounds; his starting point for each song on the project was the Casio MT­52,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 5, 2015 - 9:57 am

Young Galaxy – “In Fire (Sally Shapiro Remix)”

Young Galaxy got some pretty great news this week when they made the Polaris Prize shortlist for their album Ultramarine, though it’s really not a surprise if you’ve heard some of the singles off it. Songs like “New Summer,” and “Pretty Boy,” nailed a certain sadly romantic vibe while still sounding like something you’d want… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 18, 2013 - 1:48 pm

Sally Shapiro – “If It Doesn’t Rain (Dan Lissvik Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Today, Sally Shapiro released Elsewhere, a remix album of her most recent full-length Somewhere Else. Among refits from Young Galaxy, Little Boots, and Nite Jewel is this Dan Lissvik’s flip of Shapiro’s “If It Doesn’t Rain.” Both versions are darkly emphatic, but Lissvik takes it late night, seedy Miami. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 21, 2013 - 12:07 pm

Sally Shapiro – “If It Doesn’t Rain” Video

Twee Swedish disco siren Sally Shapiro’s video for “If It Doesn’t Rain,” a lovestruck thump from her new album Something Else, tells a love story about an animated snowflake boy and an animated regular girl. Iris B. Cegarra is credited with editing the clip, putting it together with footage from a 60-year-old cartoon by the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 12, 2013 - 11:12 am

Sally Shapiro – “Sundown” & “All My Life” (Stereogum Premiere)

Take a listen to “Sundown” and “All My Life” two more tracks from Sally Shapiro’s upcoming album Something Else. Both are racked with the sweetness you come to expect from Shapiro but are suited for different moods. “All My Life” is primed for the dancefloor, while “Sundown,” which was produced by Johan Agebjörn is a… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 25, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Sally Shapiro – “Starman” (Feat. Electric Youth)

Twinkling Swedish twee-dance diva Sally Shapiro will release her new album Somewhere Else next month, and we’ve already heard first single “What Can I Do.” For the next single, “Starman,” Shapiro lined up a guest appearance from Electric Youth — also featured on College’s “A Real Hero,” better known as the best song on the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 10, 2013 - 4:35 pm

Sally Shapiro – “What Can I Do” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Sweden’s Sally Shapiro kind of disappeared after her 2009 sophomore album My Guilty Pleasure, but she’ll return in 2013 with a new album, Somewhere Else. We heard achingly sweet and earnest first single “What Can I Do” last month, and now we’ve got a video for the track. Directed by Jarett Sitter, the animated cli… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 3, 2012 - 12:37 pm

Sally Shapiro – “What Can I Do”

A few years ago, the Swedish singer Sally Shapiro perfected a particularly twee and wispy form of gleaming synthetic Italo-disco, one that offered a pretty perfect contrast between icy and warm. She hasn’t released an album since her 2009 sophomore joint My Guilty Pleasure, but she’ll return early next year with the new LP SomewhereMore »

By: Tom Breihan / November 5, 2012 - 12:41 pm

Anoraak – “Don’t Be Afraid” (Feat. Sally Shapiro) (Alternative Version)

Sally Shapiro cohort Johan Agebjörn and French electro producer Anoraak teamed up on “Don’t Be Afraid,” a song featuring Shapiro on vocals. As the headline suggests, this is an alternate (non-album) take. It appears in different form — more guitar, same amount of Shapiro — on Anoraak’s debut album Wherever The Sun Sets. More »

By: brandon / September 21, 2010 - 10:15 am

New CFCF – “The Explorers (Remix Feat. Sally Shapiro)”

“The Explorers,” a track by CFCF, aka Montreal HEALTH pal Michael Silver, showed up earlier this year on his Panesian Nights EP. For the four-song The Explorers EP, you get the proper version as well as a remix by Torontonians Woodhands, the unreleased “Just Hold Hands,” and this take on the title track with regular… More »

By: brandon / October 6, 2009 - 4:44 pm

New CFCF – “Monolith”

CFCF is Montreal’s Michael Silver, a very busy remixer who’s touched up HEALTH, Sally Shapiro, Justice, Spank Rock, and many more ceteras. You’ve sampled one of his solo compositions before with “Crystal Mines,” and today’s track comes from a forthcoming full-length of originals titled Continent. It’s titled well, “Monolith” being an evocative name for the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 9, 2009 - 1:16 pm

New Sally Shapiro – “Dying In Africa”

“Tears, regret, and melancholic longing” is how we pegged Sally’s first bout of Guilty Pleasure, “Love In July.” From its track’s title, you’d be right to think the italo-disco princess is lingering on that particular mood with this next one. Nicolas Makelberge’s original is already an electro-pop tear-tugger, so Sally’s only choice is to magnify… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 21, 2009 - 12:49 pm

CFCF Remix Sally Shapiro (Stereogum Premiere)

Italo disco queen Sally Shapiro has prepped us for the release of her new album with two worthy singles, “Miracle” and “Love In July.” The best part about Sally Shapiro singles is that they invariably come with lots of fun remixes; even though the bonus reinterpretations rarely equal the depths of her iced and longing… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 15, 2009 - 3:49 pm

New Sally Shapiro Video – “Love In July”

After Sally Shapiro’s overcast “Miracle” and subsequent extended Bogdan Irkük remix, its seemed like a positive sign that she’d found “Love In July,” but turns out this new track’s not without its own tears, regrets, melancholic longing, and sad spoken words. For the Paul Leeny and David Loom-created clip, the unrepentant Swedish italo-disco romantic take… More »

By: brandon / July 10, 2009 - 10:19 am

New Sally Shapiro – “Miracle (Bogdan Irkük Remix)”

Swedish italo-disco dreamer Sally Shapiro’s My Guilty Pleasure, the followup to Disco Romance, is out this fall. When we debuted the first single “Miracle” a ways back we asked Shapiro if a miracle relationship ended could there be another miracle that might start it up again:

We’re not told that … But not a… More »

By: brandon / June 23, 2009 - 5:29 pm

The ‘Gum Drop LXXXVII: Hear New Sally Shapiro, Win Nixon “Master Blaster” Headphones & The Expanded Check Your Head

My Guilty Pleasure, the followup to Sally Shapiro’s Disco Romance, is out in late summer/early fall. First single “Miracle,” penned and produced by Johan Agebjörn and Roger Gunnarsson, is out officially via Paper Bag on 6/16, but it showed up first in this week’s Drop. We asked Sally about “Miracle”‘s synth storm. In part, she… More »

By: brandon / May 6, 2009 - 9:51 am

Sally Shapiro – “Miracle”

My Guilty Pleasure, the followup to Sally Shapiro’s Disco Romance, is out in late summer/early fall. First single “Miracle,” penned and produced by Johan Agebjörn and Roger Gunnarsson, is out officially via Paper Bag Records on 6/16, but you can hear it first in this week’s Drop. We asked Sally about “Miracle”‘s synth storm. More »

By: brandon / May 5, 2009 - 11:07 am

Sally Shapiro – “Time To Let Go (Lindstrøm Remix)”

We’ve given a lot of love to Sally Shapiro’s Disco Romance — in both its remixed and untouched, original form. Time for more of the former, because Sally Shapiro Remix Romance Vol 1 came out today. The comp features 10 remixes of the Swedish Italo disco chanteuse by the Juan MacClean, Holy Fuck, Skatebård, Junior… More »

By: brandon / April 15, 2008 - 1:13 pm

New Sally Shapiro – “Hold Me So Tight” (Cansecos Remix)

We like Sally Shapiro. We do. Good for us, then, on 4/15 Paper Bag’s releasing Remix Romance Vol. 1, a collection of 10 remixed Shapiro tunes by folks/crews like the Juan MacClean, Holy Fuck, Skatebård, Junior Boys, Lindstrøm, and the Cansecos, who’ve gone and posted their take on “Hold Me So Tight” at MySpace. The… More »

By: brandon / March 4, 2008 - 5:56 pm

Holidays Are Times Of Magic, Free MP3s

Thank you, Jim Noir. Over the past few weeks, more and more bands have come to the holiday table with new, seasonally appropriate songs to help get festive. As would be expected, it’s definitely a mixed bag (stocking?), but there are a surprising amount of goodies as opposed to lumps of coal. We decided to… More »

By: Stereogum / December 12, 2007 - 10:44 am
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