Anna Von Hausswolff – “Mountains Crave” Live Video (Stereogum Premiere)

26-year-old Swedish singer/legit church organist Anna Von Hausswolff was a happy surprise for those of us attending this year’s by:Larm festival in Oslo hoping to come home with at least one name to give friends wanting promising new Nordic talent. The reference point I gave after her excellent performance then was “triangulating Kate Bush and Stevie Nicks,” and a “less gothic Zola Jesus making wistful pop,” which is fair enough in regard to the big single from her 2012 LP Ceremony. As Tom noted last month, things for Von Hausswolff and her record are obviously getting a second wind, because this summer the Ceremony LP will get a re-release, and since her live show is partially responsible for the movement, her camp commissioned this live video of “Mountains Crave,” church organ and all. It casts Anna in a good light (color: red) and you should check it out below:

Ceremony is out 7/9 via Other Music Recording Co. in North America and 6/17 via City Slang in the UK and Europe.