Hanging From The Christmas Tree by Favours for Sailors

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Who : Favours for Sailors from London, UK.

What : Another Christmas song coming your way. Favours for Sailors prepared this holiday diddy, one that might or might not appear on their upcoming EP (Furious Sons ) in early 2009. If you live in London, go see them live (check myspace for details) and report back.

Song : Hanging From The Christmas Tree . This song also appears on the Tough Love Records Christmas mini-album.

Young Bride by Provincial Parks

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Who : Provincial Parks from Toronto.

What : I woke up every 30 minutes last night, either sweating, or shivering. I’m sick as a dog, but still managing to blog away here. A couple weeks ago I caught an opening set by Toronto’s Provincial Parks and I was pretty impressed. I haven’t been able to spend enough time with their EP (Iron Ponies), but why don’t we just start with an introduction. The band not only shares a certain sound to Midlake (AM radio getting a modern sheen ), but they share a song name as well. Take a listen below.

Song : Young Bride . Wait for that chorus and those CSNY backing vocals.

New song by The Soundtrack Of Our Lives

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I think Sweden’s The Soundtrack Of Our Lives have the best band name. I find it so meaningful when we think of music in that way, tied to events/places/people/memories. Since I just heard their new single off the upcoming record (called Communion, a concept double-album), I haven’t tied it to any thing happening in my life just yet. But, I do see this song (called Flipside) in the future reminding me of sunshine and driving during that sweet summer of ’09.

Flipside


The Sweet Serenades

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Apparently these two guys are not brothers. Could have fooled me.

Martin Nordvall and Mathias started The Sweet Serenades in Stockholm in 2002. Officially crowned Sweden’s woodsmen of indiepop, these guys are keeping up the reputation Sweden has had in recent years as an exporter of really catchy music. Maybe you’ve heard them when songs from their EP (First Taste) were ciculating the interblogweb.  Below is a song from their upcoming release Balcony Cigarettes (Leon Records).

Take a listen to Mona Lee. Here’s the video, which we also threw over to Indiemusicfilter.tv. Find their stuff on iTunes here.