New Loney Dear – “Airport Surroundings”

When last we saw Emil Svanängen he was busking in London while a bunch of kids laughed at him. In the Marcus Söderlund-directed video for Dear John opener “Airport Surroundings,” he’s out for revenge, first on his bike and then in his car, never once stopping for gas, and covering more ground than you’d expect from a three-minute Swedish pop song. OK, it’s likely not revenge he’s after, but coupled with the obsessive lyrics it makes for a somewhat dark, creepy stalker vibe — albeit in a not-very-scary Death Cab For Cutie way.

Dear John is out 1/27 via Polyvinyl. Shortly thereafter, you can catch the guys live, often with Andrew Bird.

01/29 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
01/30 – Boston, MA @ The Orpheum *
02/02 – Richmond, VA @ The National *
02/03 – Washington, DC @ The 930 Club *
02/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse *
02/06 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza *
02/07 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues *
02/09 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
02/10 – Houston, TX @ Rudyard’s British Pub
02/11 – Denton, TX @ Hailey’s
02/12 – Austin, TX @ The Paramount Theater *
02/13 – Albuquerque, NM @ The El Rey *
02/14 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto *
02/15 – San Diego, CA @ Soma San Diego *
02/17 – Visalia, CA @ Howie and Son’s Pizza
02/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Orpheum *
02/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *
02/20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *
02/21 – Portland, OR @ Roseland *
02/23 – Seattle, WA @ The Moore *
02/24 – Boise, ID @ The Knitting Factory *
02/25 – Murray, UT @ The Murray *
02/26 – Denver, CO @ The Ogden *
02/27 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *
03/01 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
03/18 – 03/21 Austin, TX @ SXSW

* = w/ Andrew Bird

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