Loney Dear

Watch Ghost & Candlemass Members Cover “Enter Sandman” At Metallica’s Polar Music Prize Acceptance

Winning the Polar Music Prize is a pretty big deal in the recording industry. Founded by ABBA's manager Stig Anderson, the prize celebrates the "power…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 14, 2018 - 6:30 pm

Loney Dear – “Sum”

This fall, the Swedish indie-pop tinkerer Emil Svanängen, who records as Loney Dear, will release his new self-titled album. The LP is Svanängen's seventh, and…
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2017 - 10:11 am

Watch Loney Dear’s Exceedingly Lovely Take Away Show

You know who's underrated? Loney Dear. Fortunately, La Blogothèque has reminded me how good the Swedish indie-pop experimentalist can be. Loney is the subject of…
Chris DeVille | November 16, 2016 - 9:39 am

Johan Agebjörn – “The Boy Who Thought It Was A Good Idea To Cry” (Feat. Sally Shapiro) (Stereogum Premiere)

Swedish musician Johan Agebjörn is best known for writing and producing many of Sally Shapiro's best known works, but he keeps up a healthy solo…
Chris DeVille | January 5, 2015 - 9:57 am

Loney Dear – “Loney Blues” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

In Loney Dear's new video, a masked skateboarder skates between stark city scenes set to songwriter Emil Svanängen's slow, orchestral build. Tone-wise, it's a pretty…
Corban Goble | January 16, 2012 - 11:22 am

Loney Dear – “My Heart”

Loney Dear's new album Hall Music is out this fall. The collection, his sixth overall, follows 2009's Polyvinyl debut Dear John. Here's the chiming, quietly…
Brandon Stosuy | July 20, 2011 - 10:02 am

Andrew Bird/Loney Dear @ Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles 2/18/09

The tour pairing tuneful and sensitive Swedish troubadour Loney Dear with sensitive and tuneful Chicagoan troubadour Andrew Bird has made its way to the west…
Amrit Singh | February 19, 2009 - 11:12 am

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…
Brandon Stosuy | January 22, 2009 - 2:46 pm

Loney Dear Goes Busking At Arnold Circus Bandstand

When of Montreal pulled out the lawn furniture for Bandstand Busking, they were basically left to their own devices. In Loney Dear's case, the Swede…
Brandon Stosuy | January 12, 2009 - 2:17 pm

New Loney Dear – “Airport Surroundings”

Sweden's Emil Svanängen returns with a new album and less a band-name comma this January with Dear John, the follow-up to the orchestrated folk of…
Amrit Singh | November 10, 2008 - 3:53 pm

New Loney, Dear Video – “I Am John”

It's all about cartoon-y videos this week! Sweden's Loney, Dear (who made a big impression during CMJ) get the charcoal animation treatment from The Knife…
Stereogum | February 2, 2007 - 2:24 pm

Stereogum Does CMJ: Sub Pop Showcase @ Bowery Ballroom

While we were being blown away/surprised/disappointed/nostalgic at Mercury Lounge, our friend Abbey Braden was one of the many troopers that turned up at the 7PM…
Stereogum | November 6, 2006 - 3:28 am