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The end is definitely near: The weather in NYC dropped like 20 degrees this week, and we’re all over here looking back on 2014 trying to decide if the records we loved in March still stand up in November, and if the records we loved in November will stand up in March, and all the… More »

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The Amazing – “Safe Island” Video

Earlier this year we shared the nine-minute cityscape video directed by Shilling & Shilling for the Amazing’s “Picture You,” the title track off the Swedish quintet’s latest album. Today we’re premiering the murky video for the record’s third single, “Safe Island,” which takes place in the small English beachside village of Birchington-On-Sea. The black-and-white video… More »

By: Lisa Brown / June 24, 2015 - 11:58 am

Stream The Amazing Picture You

We’ve already heard two impressive singles off of the Amazing’s third studio album Picture You, “Safe Island” and “the title track” (which was one of our 5 Best Songs one week) and now the entire album is available to stream a week premature of its release date. The Swedish band sculpts seemingly effortless guitar work… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 10, 2015 - 4:47 pm

The Amazing – “Safe Island”

Swedish quintet the Amazing introduced their upcoming album Picture You with the title track, which made the cut for The 5 Best Songs Of The Week last fall, then released the second single “The Headless Boy” earlier this year. Today, the band drops a third preview from the album, “Safe Island.” The track opens with… More »

By: Collin Robinson / January 27, 2015 - 2:40 pm

The Amazing – “Picture You” Video

Last fall we shared the stunning nine-minute title track from the Amazing’s upcoming Picture You. Now here’s the video, directed by Shilling & Shilling, which follows actress Tamsin Topolski through a cityscape. Frontman Christoffer Gunrup told The Fader, “It’s about when dreams become nightmares. Wonderful feeling.” Watch below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 16, 2015 - 1:06 pm

The Amazing – “The Headless Boy”

The superlatively-named the Amazing introduced their third album with the nine-minute-long title track “Picture You,” a song that wasn’t as epic as its runtime may suggest. Instead, it’s a shimmering and plaintive piece that unfurls much like a long drive on a country road, and their followup is much of the same. “The Headless Boy”… More »

By: James Rettig / January 7, 2015 - 8:06 am

The Amazing – “Picture You” (Stereogum Premiere)

The Amazing are one of the best-named bands I’ve encountered in a while, mainly because they’re also one of the best. Judging by “Picture You,” the title track from the Swedish quintet’s third album, they play adventurous psychedelic prog-rock that shimmers gorgeously as it spreads out across the surface of the earth. (All apologies to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 7, 2014 - 10:03 am

Tame Impala, The Amazing @ El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles 11/16/12

Setting their guitar phaser pedals to stun, Tame Impala captivated a sold out El Rey Theatre crowd with intoxicating swirls of sound. Touring behind excellent sophomore album Lonerism, Tame Impala would seemingly be selling out arenas if this was the 1960’s. Also on the bill were the Amazing which features members of Dungen constructing their… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / November 19, 2012 - 12:51 pm