The punk quartet from Stockholm, Sweden recently released Holograms, their self-titled debut album. The four boys are in their twenties and don’t have a penny to their name. Although they would love to tour the U.S., they don’t think they will be able to obtain working visas and they can’t afford nice equipment. Their troublesome situations probably played a part in the heavy tone of the album. Holograms covers some depressing topics such as Sweden’s less than ideal beginnings and cities consumed with isolation/ desolation. Endearing lyrics or not, their music is much more than tolerable; Pitchfork even slapped a 7.1 rating on their album. Give them a listen and give them some money, so they can hurry over to the U.S. and play us a show.
RIYL: Iceage, Art Brut, King Krule
By: Robyn Johnson