Many have probably already forgotten about this album since it was released early in January. But I remember thinking then that “Mr Noah” could very well be the best single of the year, and it probably was. Up there with Animal Collective at their peak. Click on the headline for video. Panda Bear – Mr Noah
It takes hell of a lot(!) for me to be interested in new garage rock. It’s a genre that usually seems to be pretty exhausted and I prefer to go back to the classics. But then suddenly this Louisville band comes along with one of the funniest and punchiest records I’ve heard in a long time. Play loud! Click on the headline for video. White Reaper – Pill
Sunny Sunday in the botanic garden. Wool tie and pants from from Berg & Berg, vintage tweed jacket from Lanvin, Emma Willis tattersall shirt, ps from Cucinelli, shoes from Alden and sunglasses from Moscot. Click on the headline for more pictures.
”Where You At” was the best rap single of the year. It was a great year for Drake, but he was never better than on his guest verse on this song. Also, love Future’s red Fedora. Rest of the album did not reach the same heights, but still a really good album. Click on the headline for video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw3Or6eqIpI
New York based producer Saffron released two EPs during 2015, and together they are among the prettiest, smartest and coolest electronic music I’ve heard this year. Not a single note too many. Click on the headline for video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gglb5AYIoxw
The lovely ”Bird of Prey” was one of the best songs of 2014 and I was looking forward to Prass’ first full album. And I wasn’t disappointed. A classical songwriters album combined with Prass excellent voice. She needs to careful not to fall into the same kind of bland trap like Norah Jones and Rumer, but so far so good. Click on the headline for a video Natalie Prass – Violently
There was a lot of buzz about this album and the first time I heard it I was disappointed. Sure, lots of attitude and good lyrics, but what about the songwriting? But give the album a few listens and the songs will begin to stick. Captivating, would love to see her live. Click on the headline for a video. Courtney Barnett – Dead Fox
Besides menswear music is a huge interest in this family. Actually it’s mainly classical music, but we do listen to everything. Since twenty years or so we do a list of the 25 best pop (in the widest sense of the word) albums of the year. We will post the list in installments, adding a videolink counting down from 25: Click on the headline for more text. Rae Sremmurd – SremmLife A reminder that music must be allowed to be stupid and funny. One of the best rap songs of 2014 was “No Type”, and Rae Sremmurd followed up with
Pictures that are a couple of years old. Taken in Sundbyberg, just oustide of Stockholm. Evening comes quickly that time of year. Coat from Paul Smith, scarf from Drake’s, suit from Aquascutum, Paul Smith shirt, Charvet tie, Eton PS and Red Wing boots. Click on the headline for more pictures.
Completely unstructured jacket from Belvest in a thick but soft tweed fabric. Fits almost like a cardigan. I need to shorten the arms a little bit though. Worn with a wool tie from Cappelli, Barba shirt, ps from Cucinelli and pants from Berg & Berg. Click on the headline for more pictures.