Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Swedes are back! The Swedes are back!

Hey ho! It's an exciting concert update. See, I'm a nerd for this band of Swedes who've somehow gotten less famous and more polished over the last few years, the (International) Noise Conspiracy, and while their albums have admittedly grown less and less urgent over the years, their live show remains - not much contest here - the BEST. The best.

It so happens that this band of Swedes will be in Los Angeles this week. Initially, they were set for an opening slot with Taking Back Sunday at Club Nokia. Yes, this is still set to be. However, they've done the right thing and added on two small headlining shows as well. These dates are not to be missed and are as follows:

November 12 - El Cid
November 13 - Club Nokia
November 14 - Center for the Arts (2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock)

Additionally, their brand new record, The Cross of My Calling, will be released on November 25 (US) and November 14 (Europe). They would rather you pay for literature than their album, so they've placed the album on their My Space page as a free stream. It's not their best by a longshot, but it's better than their last effort, to be sure. Have a listen and spend your money on Living My Life, then. But support their live performances, as they are simply tops!*

*Also, watching Dennis Lyxzen slither around to "A Body Treatise" is an 11/10 on the scale of sexy, and this song is almost guaranteed to be on the set list.

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