Tour blog begins today!

On the Lollapalooza tour I blogged on Aftonbladet.se but this time I thought I’d give all my non-swedish friends and fans an opportunity to follow me on tour, so my tour blog this time will be in english here on my own website.


Flight trip

I’ve just arrived in Canada for Canadian Music week and am exploiting the free wifi on the Fairmont to write this. The trip yesterday was about 14 hours long and we were very happy to have some pizza and get some rest on an inflatable bed at my friend Gary Taxali’s house here in Toronto when we arrived. Gary is the most talented artist, he designed the stunning coverart for Aimee Mann’s latest album and when he heard we were coming here he invited us to stay with him. Check out Gary’s work here: http://www.garytaxali.com

At Gary Taxali’s

Today’s mission is to check out Toronto, pick up some lotion (I realized I was allergic to the one I brought from home) and to check out my favourite store “Forever 21”.

flight
Going to Canada
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View from my window
gary's
Gary's cool artwork
breakfast in Toronto
No refill on the coffe in Canada
blogging
Blogging at the fairmont this minute!

Warm-up for SXSW tonight 3/3

Berlin
Me and my band are warming up for our Canada-USA-tour with a couple of intimate gigs at our favourite hang-outs in Stockholm. Tonight (Tuesday March 3d) we play at Berlin STHLM (SkĂĄnegatan) at 9pm (kl 21).
Come and cheer us on and listen to some old and some new songs!

Rave review from Ninthspace

I just got this lovely review from Ninthspace! Thank you so much! 🙂

“I guess, by the time a musician gets to their third album they know whether it’s going to work out for them. Not writing, recording and touring as a hobby, but embracing their talents and working with something that’s turned out to be innate to their existence. There are perhaps a handful of musicians that I could categorise in such a way.

With the release of Jonestown, Sofia Talvik easily gets over the idea of the difficult third album (younger sibling of the difficult second album) and turns out a collection that eclipses her first two. Opening track and lead single As Summers Pass recalls the past with its acoustic progressions, but the subsequent song My James Dean is astonishing.

Because it’s not what you’re expecting. Sure it has these synth pads that appear to hang over from its predecessor, but the guitar loops lower, more geared towards grooving. The best way I can describe it is the merging of the droning synth-rock of Stereolab and the sub-Spektor inclinations of El Perro del Mar with piano too.

Over the top of this comes Sofia’s outstanding vocals and a plaintiff declaration that I’m not that special. But she is.

Dell Summer Rocks Interview!

I did a bunch of interviews after my gig at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago. Dell had a huge dome there filled with laptops where you could do your own mixtape. They made an interview with me after my gig.
Check it out here:

You can also make your own mixtape:
Dell is rocking all summer with the Dell Summer Rocks tour. Put together your own digital mixtape with one of our songs of course and check out the rest of the tour happenings
[here].

Some Lollapalooza stuff

I promise I’ll make a better blog about the tour, with pics and videos soon. But for now I have gathered a few interviews and stuff that has been written about my performance at Lolla. Check them out here:

Interview and live performance on Fearless Radio, Chicago
Interview with Consecuence of Sound
Consequence of Sound in writing
Review by Hectic but eclectic
Photos of my set by Shadixpn
Photos by Underground Bee
Review by Chicago Sun Times
Review by Woxy.com
Review by Left of the Dial
Review by Chicago Music Guide
Live interview with Chicago Music Guide