New Fredrik Video – “11 Years” (Stereogum Premiere)

The last time the Swedish sextet and BTW Fredrik took to their stop-motion camera aesthetic, we saw only one member in the flesh, and that member was playing a dorsal-finned guitar. The chopped animation remains the same for “11 Years,” although the surreality is dialed down: We see the full crew on a train, a fantastical countryside passing them by, the scene sentimentally set for this affecting, gentle baroque pop ballad about growing apart, being let down, and reminiscing. And even while they’re looking back, they’re on a journey that keep them moving forward. Deep, kid.

Na Na Ni is out via The Kora Records. It’s good. Here’s a taste:

Fredrik – “Alina’s Place” (MP3)

One more here. Some dates in the States:

11/05 – Washington, DC @ DC9
11/06 – Baltimore @ Metro Gallery
11/07 – New York, NY @ Cake Shop
11/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall
11/09 – Brillobox / Pittsburgh, PA
11/10 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
11/11 – Ithaca, NY @ Lost Dog Cafe
11/12 – Boston, MA @ TT the Bears
11/13 – Portland, ME @ Space 538
11/14 – TBA
11/15 – New York, NY @ Pianos
11/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber

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