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Taken By Trees – “Only You” Video

Taken By Trees is the former Concretes singer Victoria Bergsman, and last year, she released Other Worlds, a truly gorgeous album of tropical synthpop that flew under a lot of radars. If you missed out on it, all the more reason to watch her new video for “Only You,” a love song with an immaculate… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 25, 2013 - 11:34 am

Jens Lekman, Taken By Trees, Big Search @ Fonda Theater, Hollywood 11/6/12

The Swedes continue to invade America as charm-pop specialist Jens Lekman stopped by the Fonda Theater in Hollywood in support of his latest album, I Know What Love Isn’t. Lekman was in good spirits, congratulating the audience on the Obama victory and injecting his usual anecedotes before some songs. Fellow countrywoman Victoria Bergsman provided support… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / November 7, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Taken By Trees – “Large” Video

Former Concretes singer Victoria Bergsman — aka Taken By Trees — has just released her new album, Other Worlds. We first got a listen to single “Large” last month, but now, it has video accompaniment. In the clip, the camera follows Bergsman through a dreamlike, slo-mo tour of Los Angeles, scored by her airy, summery… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 8, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Stream Taken By Trees Other Worlds

Taken By Trees, the solo project of former Concretes singer Victoria Bergsman, has a new album called Other Worlds coming next week, and it’s a perfectly lovely and lilting thing, an island-dazed dub-pop concept record that feels like it would be best enjoyed while wearing linen and sandals and maybe, like, silk pants. We’ve already… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 25, 2012 - 12:17 pm

Taken By Trees – “Horizon”

Former Concretes singer Victoria Bergsman is about a week away from releasing Other Worlds, her new album under her Taken By Trees moniker, and things are shaping up nicely. We’ve already heard the dizzily gorgeous tracks “Dreams” and “Large.” And now here’s “Horizon,” a shivery two-minute slither of synthetic exotica that reminds me of a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 24, 2012 - 3:45 pm

Taken By Trees – “Large”

Taken By Trees, otherwise known as former Concretes singer Victoria Bergsman, will release her new album Other Worlds next month, and we’ve already heard the gorgeous and luminous first single “Dreams” (as well as its dub remix). And below, we’ve got another album track: “Large,” which is nearly as beautiful and which works as tropical… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 10, 2012 - 4:03 pm

Taken By Trees – “Dreams (Dub Remix)” Video

In the luminous video for her excellent song “Dreams,” Taken By Trees — otherwise known as former Concretes singer and Peter Bjorn And John’s “Young Folks” collaborator Victoria Bergsman — frolicked through the Hawaiian countryside, with the camera only revealing her face at the very end. The song’s rippling six-minute dub reggae remix now ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 21, 2012 - 3:48 pm

Taken By Trees – “Dreams” Video

Earlier this month, we posted “Dreams,” the gorgeous new bliss-pop single from Taken By Trees, the new project of former Concretes singer Victoria Bergsman. For the song’s brand-new video, director Amanda Marsalis gauzily films Bergsman swanning around Hawaii’s lush North Shore and doesn’t show us her face until the very end. The end result i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 25, 2012 - 4:26 pm

Taken By Trees – “Dreams”

In June, Taken By Tree’s Victoria Bergsman announced that her blissful pop project would release a new album in October. Today, the first single from October’s Other Worlds hit the web, and here’s Bergman with some context:… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 11, 2012 - 9:14 am

Taken By Trees Other Worlds Details

Taken By Trees — the blissful pop project of Victoria Bergsman — will put out a new record later this year called Other Worlds, an LP produced by the Tough Alliance’s Henning Fürst. It’s out 10/2 on Secretly Canadian. Head below to see the tracklist and watch a short trailer. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 14, 2012 - 12:57 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

Taken By Trees – “Anna (CFCF Remix)”

Victoria Bergsman covered Animal Collective’s “My Girls” as “My Boys” on her second Taken By Trees album East Of Eden. She also got Panda Bear to provide backing vocals on an original album track, “Anna.” The latter has received the remix treatment from Montreal’s CFCF. If you recall, Bergsman recorded Eden in Pakistan with the… More »

By: brandon / May 28, 2010 - 4:06 pm

New Taken By Trees Video – “My Boys”

You’ve probably already heard the “Young Folks”/ex-Concretes singer Victoria Bergsman, aka Taken By Trees, do her gender-specific take on “My Girls.” Now you can watch her, aka her stunt double, walk a tightrope in an idyllic, sunspotted field while intoning the crowd-pleasing East Of Eden track. More than just showing off her balance, there’s probably… More »

By: brandon / September 28, 2009 - 12:28 pm

Taken By Trees Covers Animal Collective’s “My Girls”

We’re tired of the achingly sincere amateurs and questionable remixes. Where’s an indie contemporary’s premature spin on the ninth best song of the decade? Some of us have blogs to blog! Enter “Young Folks”/ex-Concretes singer Victoria Bergsman aka Taken By Trees. Her terrific, foreign born East Of Eden includes “My Boys,” a jaunty and vaguely… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 28, 2009 - 1:55 pm

New Taken By Trees – “Watch The Waves”

Though the collection’s title might make you think of über-American author John Steinbeck, Swedish “Young Folks”/ex-Concretes crooner Victoria Bergsman, aka Taken By Trees, recorded her new album East Of Eden in Pakistan. Once you know that, of course, the title takes on different, non-Salinas, CA resonances. She traveled with an engineer and one musician Andrea… More »

By: brandon / August 7, 2009 - 9:16 am