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watch Norwegian duo Smerz’s shadowy new video for “Thrill”

SMERZ THRILL

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...

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Kornél Kovács shares a “rejected remix for norwegian pop star”

AURORA I WENT TOO FAR

Swedish producer Kornél Kovács (if you haven't yet listened to his debut LP The Bells, you should do that now) shares his dreamy, apparently rejected remix of Norwegian pop star AURORA's massive hit that I don't think I've ever heard before today...

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Anna of the North – Baby

ANNA OF THE NORTH

Oslo's Anna of the North shares her twinkling new single, a swaying, swoony slow-dance that radiates so much youthful, wistful anticipation that someone should probably make it some kind of official international 2016 prom anthem...

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Postiljonen – “Atlantis”

POSTILJONEN SKYER

Another beautiful, soaring summer anthem from one of our favorite records of 2013 so far, Postiljonen's Skyer, out later this month on Best Fit Recordings. "Atlantis" video coming soon:

photos: Øya Festival 2012

FRANK + TYLER :: OYA 2012

Frank Ocean + Tyler, the Creator :: Øyafestivalen 2012

Over the last week, some of the best artists in the world converged in Oslo, Norway, to play Øyafestivalen, the greenest festival in Europe, and from the looks of Faith Silva's gorgeous photos, the chillest, most relaxed festival anywhere. Check out Faith's dreamy pics -- featuring Chromatics, Jessie Ware, Frank Ocean, Feist, John Maus, Purity Ring, Tyler, the Creator, Lee Scratch Perry, Best Coast, Yelawolf, Holy Other + more, all shot on The Impossible Project's Nigo Edition instant film -- and read her recap after the jump...

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