I've given a lot of love to the Swedes since starting this blog back in June. Only relatively recently did Beat the Indie Drum turn me on to one of their neighbors from Norway (the bound-to-be-big Robert Post, whose great "Got None" is still available [here]... but hurry).
Madrugada is a Norwegian three-man band that's been making music for about a decade now. Their last LP, The Deep End, was released earlier this year, though I doubt many Americans have even heard of it. I would highly recommend the three songs from the album below. The lead singer has a highly distinctive and resonant voice, and each tune succeeds in carving out its own unique character.
So let's show the oft-neglected Norwegians a little love here...
[MP3] [left-click] "The Kids Are on High Street"
[MP3] [left-click] "The Lost Gospel"
[MP3] [left-click] "Subterranean Sunlight"