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Backtrack: Studio West Coast

Studio were the Gothenburg, Sweden-based duo of Dan Lissvik and Rasmus Hägg. Their output, which consists of a series of singles that were later collected, with some repeating tracks, on 2007’s West Coast and Yearbook 1, was heartbreakingly limited, lush, and often absurdly gorgeous. It presented Gothenburg as a tropical outpost of Sweden that existed… More »

By: Sam Hockley-Smith / August 8, 2013 - 3:32 pm

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2012

Each September, we recognize 40 new bands we look forward to listening to for years to come. And each December, we salute the veterans who’ve decided to pack up their knives and never ever get back together. This year’s class of quitters includes an anarcho-pop one-hit wonder, a multi-platinum Aussie rock band, and a New… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 26, 2012 - 3:48 pm

ceo – “Illuminata (D Lissvik Remix)”

White Magic Epilogue, a remix EP from Eric Berglund’s Tough Alliance side project ceo, came out in Scandinavia last year, and now it’s out everywhere else as well. Below, you can download one of the EP’s three remixes, a take on “Illuminata” from Dan Lissvik, half of fellow Swedish Balearic pop duo Studio. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 20, 2011 - 2:52 pm

New Fever Ray – “When I Grow Up (Dan Lissvik Remix)”

Studio’s Rasmus Hägg provided El Perro Del Mar’s “Change of Heart” with a buoyant, danceable base. Here, the Swede’s partner Dan Lissvik gives another countrywoman a brighter palette, transforming Fever Ray’s eerie, excellent second single “When I Grow Up” into an afternoon in the park: The sound of children playing, a languid, pastoral, sun-dappled feel. More »

By: brandon / March 9, 2009 - 11:04 am

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