The brilliant Susanne Sundfør will release her new record Music For People In Trouble this week via Bella Union, and today we are honored to welcome the Norwegian pop luminary as she takes over the site for the day. In keeping with the theme of her beautiful new album, Susanne will be sharing lists of her favorite books, films, and musicians -- as well as some of her own photos from her extensive travels -- that inspired the new album, under the title "...for People in Trouble":
Copenhagen-via-Norway duo Smerz rocked the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA last night. All photos by Faith Silva on the Impossible Project's glossy new metallic frame film. Click for more:
Norwegian duo Catharina Stoltenberg + Henriette Motzfeldt -- aka Smerz -- return with a hypnotically whirring new single for XL Recordings, once again eliciting those distinctive, blurred late-night club vibes that made their debut EP Okey one of the most magical and original releases of 2016. Watch the Michella Bredahl-directed video for "Oh my my" below, and catch Smerz live later this month when they play their first-ever U.S. shows in Brooklyn/SF/LA:
Clairo, an extremely versatile young Boston artist to whom we were just introduced earlier this month by Drew of Hoops, collabs with Oslo's Jakob Ogawa on a dreamy soft-pop duet, taken from the latter's forthcoming debut EP. Listen to the exceedingly charming and lovely "You Might Be Sleeping" below:
Not sure why no one told us about the dope new EP from Norwegian electro-pop duo Smerz that dropped a few weeks back on Hard Up, but consider this our first case of serious year-end-list regret. We were enthralled by their single "Because" that dropped early this year, and while new track (and EP opener) "Thrill" isn't quite the immediate, danceable banger, it is a haunting and hypnotic Knife-esque gem in the vein of "You Make Me Like Charity" that has us even further entranced by the group...