Thursday, July 28

MOONBABIES

Yesterday's "NASA back in space" post leads fairly effortlessly into this one (though it looks like the shuttles are grounded again - at least until they can stop shit from falling off the booster rockets).

Moonbabies are from Sweden, and like a lot of their countrymen, they are highly harmonic, tastefully tuneful popsters. There's just two of them - Ola and Carina. Ola's a boy (I think), and Carina's a girl (I'm pretty sure). And yes, they make some very beautiful music together. Gentle indie pop with some subtle electronic accents that never overwhelm the melodies. The perfect soundtrack to summer, actually. Sunny yet laid-back. If I have one complaint, it's that their songs sometimes run about a minute too long (though this is not the case on the title track to their new 8-song LP, War on Sound, out July 26).

Viva la Sweden!

From the LP War on Sound, 2005 >>>>
[MP3] [left-click] "War on Sound"

From the LP The Orange Billboard, 2004 >>>>
[MP3] [left-click] "Sun A.M."
[MP3] [left-click] "Summer Kids Go"
[MP3] [left-click] "Fieldtrip USA"

From the LP June and Novas, 2000 >>>>
[MP3] [left-click] "We're Layabouts"

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