MP3: New Decade - While tonight still is
Finally, back to some new music. New Decade is a fairly typical melancholy rock quartet from Stockholm. You get your twin shimmering guitars, steady pulsing bass and impassioned, slightly buried vocals. They're not the first, they won't be the last, but they do it well. Sometimes that's enough. However, they do throw in enough subtle and unexpected melodic twists to elevate them above the rabble. Listen to the extended instrumental section at the end of this song to hear what I'm talking about. It's those slightly dissonant harmonies that help build tension and give it that Swedish sound. It's not quite enough to earn them a wholehearted recommendation, but it's decent enough for a debut.
New Decade - While tonight still is