mar 22 2014

The Double Header

Photo: Jonas Löfvendahl

Photo: Jonas Löfvendahl

Yesterday nite we dragged our souls down to Pustervik and the magical world of Woody West. The almighty double header of Israel Nash and Midlake was up for grabs.

750 people (sold out) joined in for a great show, one to remember. Mr Nash started out with his buddy Eric Swanson on pedal steel. The bearded voice of the Texas man reflects greatness of Neil Young and John Fogerty and the setting was beautiful. Bone-chillin stuff, distinct, heartwarming and very present.

Moments later Midlake turned their psychorock-volume up. Singer Eric Pulido have turned out a perfect front man for the gang of fuzzy vividness. The audience played a great part and the love from the band to the city of Gothenburg is for real. The flute orchestra marched on and yes, Roscoe is still the perfect song.

Israel Nash came upon stage for a wonderful Fearless together with the band, Friday complete. Check out Israel’s song Rexanimarum from his 2013-album ’Israel Nash’s Rain Plans’, out on Loose Records – and have a great weekend.

apr 30 2010

Jag faller för 10-talet



Jag har redan sett ett år där Spoon, The Tallest Man on Earth, Johnossi, Joanna Newsom, Midlake, The Magnetic Fields, Free Energy och Drive-by Truckers släppt fin musik.

Snart kommer Interpol, The National, Jens Lekman, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Cat Power, Sleigh Bells, Fleet Foxes, The New Pornographers och Band of Horses med sina alster.

Och då har jag inte ens gått in på årets bästa upptäckt…