Kristofer Åström - She thinks I still care (video)

Kristofer Åström covers a tune made famous by the great George Jones. Direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ftzFkTzynk

Kristofer Åström - For you

Kristofer Åström performs a brand new song for Northern Lights: http://northernlightsblog.com/2010/11/we-celebrate-the-northern-light-release-with-a-brand-new-song/
Very recommended.

Sirius playlist week #41

Here's the playlist for this week's radio show Sirius XMU:

01. The Scrags - In the devil's hands
02. TALK 1
03. Boeoes Kaelstigen - Desolate view
04. Johnossi - Roscoe
05. Kimono - Tomorrow
06. TALK 2
07. Fun - Here comes the ugly man
08. Kite - Hexx
09. Mother of the Forest - Bränna broar
10. Mother of the Forest - Vid berget
11. TALK 3
12. Non Tiq - QUiet
13. Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - I could have sworn I heard them SING
14. Enslaved - Raidho
15. TALK 4
16. Säkert! - Riot
17. Kristofer Åström - Devil
18. Sweatmaster - Calling Satan, let me in
19. Mercyful Fate - Black funeral
20. TALK 5
21. Lighthouse Project - Lust for lie

Reminder: my show airs every week on Sundays and Mondays at 11pm ET on Sirius XMU. That's channel 26 on Sirius, 43 on XM and 831 for DirecTV subscribers.

Kristofer Åström heading to Switzerland

Kristofer Åström is heading to Switzerland this weekend:

10/01 - Parterre, Basel
10/02 - USL, Amriswil
10/03 - Werkstatt, Chur

Kristofer Åström - Painbringer

Download a timely b-side from Kristofer Åström: http://kristoferastrom.com/news/247/

Kristofer Åström - Twentyseven (live)

Kristofer Åström is giving away a nice live version of "Twentyseven" as a free download: http://kristoferastrom.com/news/a-little-gift-2/

Free EP from I'm on TV

Swedish female-fronted indie act I'm on TV have a new 3-song EP that they're giving away for free download: http://www.grooverrecordings.com/?p=194
I'm not that into it, even though it apparently features guest appearances from Annika Norlin and Kristofer Åström.

MP3: Kristofer Åström - Walpurgis night

Timely, no? Kristofer's 2004 album "Loupita" remains an all-time fave and "Walpurgis night" is undoubtedly a highlight. Have a good time tonight and don't do anything I wouldn't do.

Kristofer Åström - Walpurgis night

Nikola Sarcevic - Nikola & FattiglapparnaNikola Sarcevic
Nikola & Fattiglapparna
Stalemate Music

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Millencolin have written some very catchy skate punk songs during the 16 years they've been around, but unlike some of their contemporaries (e.g. NOFX) you can't give them any credit for much lyrical flare. Back in the day when CDs were all the rage it happened to me more than once that I bought a new Millencolin CD and reading the lyrics in the booklet on my way home totally killed all the excitement I'd built up in shop when buying the album. Usually I tried to ignore the lyrics when listening to the CD and most of the time it still sounded alright, but I couldn't completely ignore their crassness. This problem has only increased with the years and it really came to show when in 2004 Nikola Sarcevic released his first solo album "Lock-sport-krock" (with English lyrics, it very much sounded like an acoustic version of Millencolin). I liked a couple of songs on it, but the cheesy lyrics make it quite a hard listen. "Roll roll and flee" that was released two years later and was an improvement, so I'm a bit disappointed that Sarcevic now has decided to sing in Swedish on this, his third solo album ("Nikola & Fattiglapparna"). By having Swedish lyrics Sarcevic really puts them in the spotlight (if you're Swedish that is; if you're not, it probably has the opposite effect). Even though there are one or two good moments to be had on the album, most of it sounds like a poor man's Kristofer Åström with kindergarten-like lyrics and some terrible rhymes. I heard in an interview that Sarcevic wrote the lyrics first in English then translated them to Swedish which, to be honest, doesn't sound like such a great idea. It's a bit of a shame that the album is so dire, since Sarcevic's got a bit of knack for a melody and I kind of like his voice.
- Stefan Nilsson

Cookies n Beans album gets title, release date

Swedish pop/roots trio Cookies n Beans have finally confirmed that their new album "Beg, borrow and steal" will be released on March 24. Said album was produced by the band with help from Kristofer Åström and Magnus Tingsek and features songs written by fellow Swedish artists Lisa Miskovsky, Sophie Zelmani, Tobias Fröberg, Peter Morén (Peter Bjorn and John) and more, including themselves of course.

DOLL: We've been planning this for years, and of course you had to fuck it up

Division of Laura Lee will be exhibiting a collection of their artwork (along with their new font I presume) at MacForum in Göteborg from March 6-20. There will be a reception on the 6th with live music from Lowood, Kristofer Åström and Isak Ferna (Giant Boar) as well. Full details: http://www.divisionoflauralee.com/2010/02/13/exhibition/

New Kristofer Åström website

Kristofer Åström has a new website: http://kristoferastrom.com/

Kristofer Åström + Lowood - Hard to live (video)

Check out a video of Kristofer Åström and Lowood performing Kris' song "Hard to live" together backstage in Frankfurt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmP7wNEcx00

Racingpaperplanes - Ok? No way!

The first sample of the upcoming Racingpaperplanes EP "Guiding light", recorded together with Kristofer Åström, is now streaming at myspace: http://www.myspace.com/racingpaperplanes
RPP mainman Richard Wilson also says that he is still seeking a label to release the EP so all interested parties are encouraged to get in touch.

New Kristofer Åström EP now streaming

Kristofer Åström is now streaming every track from his new "When her eyes turn blue" EP at myspace: http://www.myspace.com/kastrom
And yes, I'm stoked to hear that "No government" is indeed a TST cover!