First Aid Kit - Wolf (video)

The latest video from Swedish duo First Aid Kit.

Ane Brun - These days (video)

New from Ane Brun. In related news, Ane had to cancel her US tour with Paul Gabriel due to illness and is being replaced by friend/band member/Swedish artist Jennie Abrahamson.

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Trust No One Recordings

5

As usual, this latest offering by Switchblade is tough going. We're six minutes into what has to be classified as a pretty boring opening track ("Movement I"), before things kick off in earnest and -- luckily -- what does kick off is nothing short of psychedelic uneasiness, more down to the vocals than anything else. This album has some great moments; every song has some part that really, really kicks ass. The problem is that Switchblade take so damn long to get there every time that it comes across as boring in a lot of places. It's heavy; there's no denying that. But if we take it at face value, around half of it is "wow, killer" and half of it is "yeah, whatever."
- John Norby

RAS - Råttornas vinter

Check out a sample from the upcoming RAS album, due out in October via : http://t.co/qEOCrkS0
I don't know anything about this band at all, but instrumental synthpunk is all good by me.

First Love, Last Rites - Charlot (trailer)

has announced that the new First Love, Last Rites single "Charlot" will be released on November 12.

Delay Trees - HML

Finnish indierockers Delay Trees pay tribute to their hometown Hämeenlinna, also the birthplace of renown composer Jean Sibelius. The band's new album "Doze" will be released on October 19 via .

Dalaplan - Trillar i (video + more)

New visuals from Swedish punkrockers Dalaplan as directed by Christian Jönsson for an upcoming documentary due to be released next year. Look for the band's new 7" single "Ta mig när jag faller" to be released by on October 10 to coincide with the start of the band's upcoming Swedish tour.

Arkhamin Kirjasto - Sea of Madness (video)

From the band's new album "Torches ablaze", out now via .

Richard Reagh presents "The Ed Harris Masters" (video)

Richard Reagh explains the concept behind his latest project "The Ed Harris Masters", a series of five digital singles he'll be releasing in the near future. As for the Marvin Gaye cover he references, you can find it here.

My Own Summer - Blood dries

Solid expansive melancholia out of Kalmar.

New We Are the Storm album finished

We Are the Storm report that they are now finished with their new album "Wastelands" and are currently shopping it around for release. As mentioned earlier this summer, said album was recorded at an old theater in their hometown of Uppsala with Kristofer Jönson (Jeniferever, I Break Horses) engineering and producing before being sent off to Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna) for mixing and mastering.

Horrible Houses - Songs for Halloween & Early Hours

New/old super lo-fi recordings from Swedish artist Horrible Houses, just repackaged and rereleased in a small limited-edition run by . Expect lots of warble and hiss.

First acts confirmed for Chaos in Tejas 2013

Scandinavian hardcore acts Terveet Kädet, Infernöh and Lower are three of the first bookings for next year's Chaos in Tejas Fest. Details at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chaos-in-Tejas/174007855968095

Scraps of Tape working on new album

Scraps of Tape have officially started work on album #5: http://scrapsoftape.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/album-5/
No word yet on when to expect it, but I would imagine an early 2013 release.

Pitchfork reviews Hooded Menace

Pitchfork is lukewarm on the new Hooded Menace album "Effigies of evil", their first for US-based label : http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/17076-effigies-of-evil/