Artist: David Sandström Overdrive

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MP3: A Heavy Feather - Caitlin Mooney

A Heavy Feather is David Sandström and "Caitlin Mooney" is the first single from his album "You're the lotion on darkness knuckles as it punches light in the face". The concept of David taking his hyper-literate rock songwriting (see: David Sandström Overdrive) and applying it to hyper-literate, down-tempo electronica might seem bewildering, but that's because it is. On the other hand, he's done enough stylistic left-turns over the years, from Refused to the "Grandfather" album (my favorite) to collaborating with rapper Adam Tensta, his latest venture probably shouldn't come as a surprise, and yet it's not a direction I had anticipated. I'm really not sure what to make of the song either, especially outside the context of the album as a whole. It seems an odd choice as a single, but perhaps that's by design? I wouldn't put it past him.

A Heavy Feather - Caitlin Mooney

Frida Selander - Forever on your team

I remember hearing Frida Selander in passing something like a half-dozen years ago and not being too impressed, but there's been considerable buzz building in the interim. For one, her inclusion as a member of David Sandström Overdrive is a surefire vote of confidence, but I've also been hearing increasingly louder whispers that her next album will be incredible. Not that I can confirm the hearsay, though we do have this new single to whet our appetites. "Forever on your team" is definitely reminiscent of DSO, not that that's a bad thing, not in the least. Recording with Oskar Sandlund probably helps (I believe it's him on drums as well). As for the rest, wait and see -- "Try again baby" will be officially released on March 25 via .

Sirius playlist week #16

Here's the playlist for this week's radio show Sirius XMU:

01. Masshysteri - Dom kan inte höra musiken
02. TALK 1
03. David Sandström Overdrive - How the story feels
04. Ludwig Bell - Jag är en idiot
05. Faster Katt - Strange candy
06. TALK 2
07. Zombiekrig - Döden
08. Vorum - Eyes burning red
09. Okkultokrati - No light for mass
10. TALK 3
11. Björn Kleinhenz - Dackes drabanter
12. The Je Ne Sais Quoi - Transparent for you all
13. EL-SD - Sösjö
14. Robert Svensson - Beat
15. TALK 4
16. The Aches - Something to die for
17. Meleeh - Trauma
18. Grande Roses - Hell's own trial
19. Underachiever - Keep an eye
20. TALK 5

Reminder: my show airs every week on Sundays and Mondays at 11pm ET on Sirius XMU. That's channel 26 on Sirius, 43 on XM and 831 for DirecTV subscribers.

MP3: Folkvang - Folkvangs första

Folkvang are an unsigned act from Umeå, Sweden who play folksy instrumental music, not too far off from the sounds of Björn Olsson, but with a distinct Norrland touch. In fact, I'd say that "Folkvangs första" could be an Isolation Years song sans vocals; it's got that same sort of loping, easy-going melancholy sound I associate with the quieter acts of the region. Anyhow, the band has an album in the can, recorded by Christian Gabel (Bob Hund, Thåström, Hello Saferide, etc.) and mastered by Oskar Sasndlund (David Sandström Overdrive), but no label to release it... perhaps you might be interested?

Folkvang - Folkvangs första

There's a Razzia going on vol. 2

Razzia Records will be releasing volume two of their "There's a Razzia going on" compilation series on October 7 and here's the tracklist:

01. Hello Saferide - I fold
02. Joel Alme - You remember the goodtimes but the goodtimes don't remember you
03. David Sandström Overdrive - Song is holy
04. Theodor Jensen - BAPADA
05. I Are Droid - With lowered arms
06. Konie - I'm just another boy
07. Dundertåget - Låt mej va
08. Jonna Lee - Violent Playground
09. They live by night - Ctr+Alt+Del My Heart (Fredrick Carlsson Remix)
10. Säkert! - Min hemstad (Wannadies cover)
11. Maia Hirasawa - Because of you

Sirius playlist week #30

Here's the playlist for this week's radio show Sirius XMU:

01. I Are Droid - Sevenfold
02. TALK 1
03. [ingenting] - Halleluja!
04. Montys Loco - Farewell Mr Happy
05. Turboweekend - Something or nothing
06. José González - How low
07. TALK 2
08. Ison & Fille - Ikväll vi är kungar
09. Arcana - Invisible motions
10. Eskju Divine - Darkness all around
11. TALK 3
12. Murmansk - Silver heel
13. Björn Kleinhenz - HAZ 920
14. David Sandström Overdrive - Songs that maybe won't be forgotten
15. Randy - Evil
16. TALK 4
17. The Bombettes - Oh boy
18. We Are the Storm - Where we used to be heroes
19. Elmo - Young love
20. The Bear Quartet - Volksblues (ft. Karin Dreijer Andersson)
21. TALK 5
22. Mattias Alkberg - Jag bara tänkte, liksom, att

Reminder: my show airs every week on Sundays and Mondays at 11pm ET on Sirius XMU. That's channel 26 on Sirius, 43 on XM and 831 for DirecTV subscribers.

New David Sandström Overdrive single in May

The new David Sandström Overdrive single "These are the days" will be released in May.

This week's chart

Here is the It's a Trap! listening group top 10 artists of the week, unique to our group:

01. Frida Hyvönen
02. Hello Saferide
03. The Soundtrack of Our Lives
04. The Sound of Arrows
05. Fever Ray
06. David Sandström Overdrive
07. Jens Lekman
08. Moto Boy
09. Håkan Hellström
10. Anna Ternheim

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David Sandström Overdrive - Pigs loseDavid Sandström Overdrive
Pigs lose
Razzia Records


Quite possibly the only former Refused member still musically relevant, the David Sandström Overdrive have returned with their third album "Pigs lose", their first for indie-stalwart Razzia. Keeping true to his Elvis Costello-inspired garage rock, "Pigs lose" gives us some of David Sandström's best material, but at sixteen tracks in length, also a few that are not. The lamenting balladry of "Lisa, Lisa", the plodding "Happy home" and the sheer epicness of "Tearing through the decades" showcase and hone the songwriting perfectly, whilst "Songs that maybe won't be forgotten" is easily one of the best songs of the year. However, "Dead alive" and "The god thing" are downright hokey and disrupt the album's flow. However, fans will not be disappointed; although a little editing down to ten or eleven songs would have made this album one of the more memorable of the year just past.
- Matt Giordano

Annika Norlin + David Sandström - Fairytale of New York

Listen to live audio of Annika Norlin (Hello Saferide, Säkert!) and David Sandström (David Sandström Overdrive) performing The Pogues classic "Fairytale of New York" at the Razzia "Oh no, it's Christmas!" fest:
See the "related videos" for actual footage with crap audio.

Musik med PSL 2008 leftovers

PSL posted a bunch of leftover "Musik Med" live clips these past few weeks, including songs from Hello Saferide, David Sandström Overdrive, Tobias Fröberg and more:

Top 10s for 2008: It's a Trap! (albums)

The video for the new David Sandström Overdrive single "Not a good boy" is now online:
Fellow ex-Refused member Kristofer Steen is the director.

MP3: David Sandström Overdrive - Songs that maybe won't be forgotten

Facing the prospect of another 12-hour workday at ye old dayjob, so let's make this quick and easy. I can't wholeheartedly recommend the new David Sandström Overdrive album "Pigs lose" because it's got a bit too much filler, but man oh man, the good songs are damn good. Maybe even some of his/their best! It's the culmination of a 10+ year career with the wisdom of hindsight and the optimal optimism necessary to combat jadedness. Learn from the past, look forward to the future; don't dwell, keep on moving, keep looking at the world with fresh eyes. Turn up the fucking cowbell and get going! It's easy to get bogged down by negativity in this day and age, but we can fight it. Even better if we've got a kick-ass soundtrack.

David Sandström Overdrive - Songs that maybe won't be forgotten

Here's the playlist for this week's radio show:

01. TALK 1
02. Anna Maria Espinosa - A little moonlight
03. Marit Bergman - 1985
04. The Goner - Haven
05. TALK 2
06. Park Hotell - Black hole
07. Fredrik - Holm
08. Emmanuel Tegel - Solaris (beat mix)
09. TALK 3
10. The Alien - Extract #3
11. Boeoes Kaelstigen - Radius (Boeoes Kaelstigen's yea/nay remix)
12. Montt Mardié - Modesty Blaise
13. TALK 4
14. David Sandström Overdrive - Songs that maybe won't be forgotten
15. They Live By Night - Endless summer
16. Katzenjammer - Tea with cinnamon
17. TALK 5
18. Nitad - Dag efter dag

Reminder: my show airs on Sirius Left of Center (channel 26) at 11pm ET with repeats on Monday at the same time.