[MP3] The Sweet Serenades – “Moving On”

open up yourself to me, let the changes come

♫ The Sweet Serenades – Moving On

  • Who: Near-brothers Martin & Mathias
  • What: Heartbroken indie pop, like The Strokes, Oberhofer, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
  • Where: Stockholm, Sweden + Facebook / Amazon
  • When: New LP Help Me is out this spring!
  • Why: Long time readers of The Burning Ear will remember when I lost my shit for The Sweet Serenades’s debut album Balcony Cigarettes back in 2009. Besides my rave reviews, the two scruffy Swedes had a string of minor victories with that album, even landing a track on Grey’s Anatomy. Apparently the following years weren’t just bags full of Kroner and the past while has been spent holed up “in various basements and a moldy band trailer” where they wrote and recorded the next LP, Help Me! I vote for all basements and trailers going forward because this is working for me. Hip swaying, knee twisting, & finger snapping goodness laid under fuzzed vocals, jumpy guitar jamming, and a handful of “oohs.” Plus cowbell. Full album please!