Artist: MABD

Country: Sweden
Genre: Indie/Pop/Rock
Reviews: Jag vill inte förstå (mp3)
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Scraps of Tape - Flera meter kort

At long last available for public consumption, the new Scraps of Tape single "Flera meter kort" featuring guest vocals from Mattias Alkberg of The Bear Quartet/MABD. Said tune will be released on a digital 3-song EP and 4-song 7" on August 15 and can be preordered here:
Otherwise, look for the band's new full-length album "Resident flux" to be released in late October with many, many more fine guest vocal contributions from a plethora of artists.

Sirius playlist week #51

Here's the playlist for this week's (all-punk/hardcore) radio show:

01. Darkthrone - Hiking metal punks
02. TALK 1
03. Ebba Grön - Staten & kapitalet
04. Massgrav - Jävla fittor
05. Disfear - Live the storm
06. Samtidigt Som - För jag tror att ingen annan kan känna såhär för dig
07. TALK 2
08. We Live In Trenches - Autonomy clinic
09. MABD - Kom kom
10. Black Sheep - Crazy world
11. C.Aarmé - Ti ca tu a
12. Sods - Television sect
13. TALK 3
14. No Hope for the Kids - Rainy day
15. Frivolvol - Take it from the beginning
16. Hanna Hirsch - Ingen kommer sakna oss
17. Silver - Drenched in comfort
18. TALK 4
19. Randy - Win or lose
20. Victims - Your division
21. Smalltown - Warning
22. Lögnhalsmottagningen - Bodybuilder
23. M:40 - Sista tiden
24. TALK 5
25. Hebosagil - Cosmic

Reminder: my show airs every week on Sundays and Mondays at 11pm ET on Sirius XM U. That's channel 26 on Sirius, 43 on XM and 831 for DirecTV subscribers. Next week's show (December 28/29) will be all jazz.

Top 10s for 2008: Mattias Alkberg (The Bear Quartet/MABD)

Mattias Alkberg (The Bear Quartet, MABD) will be releasing a 7" on Ny Våg early next year called "Jag är en antenn". "Extremt Lo-Fi" he describes it. After that, look for him to record a new full-length around February for release on A West Side Fabrication or maybe again with Ny Våg.

Mattias Alkberg (The Bear Quartet, MABD) has a new song posted on his website featuring backing from a couple of guys in Park Hotell:

MP3: MABD - Jag vill inte förstå

I went through my day yesterday thinking it was Thursday and then woke up this morning dismayed to discover I'd have to go through it all again. Summer cannot come soon enough, amirite? Alright, so anyhow- I know it might seem incongruous, but the reason I bring it up is because I was all set to post my interview with Mattias Alkberg of MABD/The Bear Quartet and was thinking that an old MABD track would be the perfect Friday accompanyment. But it's not Friday, it's Thursday and just because people say that Thursday is the new Friday doesn't make it true. Well, I decided to go with it anyway and let Matti decide on which song would be most appropriate:

Below my post on the MABD web site there is an unreleased track, "Allting är drömt", did you notice that? Not a lot of people have, not yet anyway. It's a live demo from the the Easter holidays this year, our final rehearsals and I think it's one of the best things we ever did.

But if I were to choose, it would have to be this one: one of the songs from the "Ragnar EP": "Jag vill inte förstå". It might be a bit hard to decipher, but I sing about Tomas Tranströmer and the art of not understanding. It's not very representative of the band, but it's very representative of me to pick it.

Enjoy the track and be sure to read the interview.

MABD - Jag vill inte förstå

Interview: Mattias Alkberg

Mattias Alkberg has laid MABD to rest, but has also assured his fans that he will continue making music in many, many forms:
Hardcore, orchestral pop, whatever... wait and see!

Now posted on the MABD website: three old tracks from Joon Erektion, Mattias Alkberg's teenage oi!/hardcore act from '83:
Act fast, 'cuz these tracks won't stay up forever.

Live report: Randy + Johndoe @ IAT! Clubnight #4, Debaser, Malmö 12/14/07

Listen to Mattias Alkberg and Jonas Teglund perform "Soon after Christmas" by Stina Nordenstam:,%20jonas%20teglund.mp3
Lots more Mattias Alkberg/MABD/BQ news here, though I am not up to the task of translating it. Kind Swedes, please elaborate in the comments if you please.

MP3: Bröderna Lindgren - En hund som jag

I make no secret of my appreciation for children's music. "Bamses dunder hits!" still gets regular airplay in my house and no, I have no children of my own and my dogs hate singing and dancing so it's definitely not for their benefit. Naturally, when I heard about the new Bröderna Lindren record "Vuxen barnmusik!" ("Children's music for adults!"), I knew I needed to have it. Factor in the all-star cast of guest vocalists (Kristofer Åström, Ebbot Lundberg and Asha Ali, to name a few) and a backing band featuring drummer Fredrik Sandsten from The Soundtrack of Our Lives and I. If you're of a certain age (an adult?), you'll probably feel the same as it harkens back to the kind of songs I/we grew up on on Sesame Street, Schoolhouse Rock, The Muppet Show and so on: classic rock/pop that's happy and easygoing with plenty of opportunities for singalongs. Now, as for the track I've selected today, it features Mattias Alkberg from The Bear Quartet/MABD and is one of the more balladesque numbers. Not only is it one of the best vocal performances I've heard from him in awhile, it's also about dogs (more or less), so I'm all about it. Enjoy!

Bröderna Lindgren - En hund som jag (ft. Mattias Alkberg)

Top 10s for 2007: Absolut Noise

Top 10s for 2007: It's a Trap!

I don't normally post about small tours in Sweden, but this one is a bit unusual: Mattias Alkberg (MABD, The Bear Quartet) and Ulf Stureson are teaming up for a half-acoustic Advent tour kicking off in Umeå on Thursday:

11/29 - Scharinska, Umeå
11/30 - Pinkerton, Skellefteå
12/01 - Norrbottensteatern, Luleå
12/02 - Debaser, Stockholm
12/04 - Debaser, Malmö
12/05 - Styrbord Babord, Göteborg

Jonas Teglund (Park Hotell) will accompany Matti on every date except the first (MABD will play) and Ulf will be joined by Johan Andersson (Björn Olsson).