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Tack! Tack! Tack! checks in after returning home from Emmaboda:
T!T!T! at Emmaboda had a strong red threat of Sweden through the line-up. From Brighton (home of Sweden Made Me) came Bobby McGees. The UK-Sweden link was further bolstered by Monster Bobby's membership in 2/7 Swedish band The Pipettes.
Nevertheless, this was T!T!T! at Emmaboda with IAT jocks.
Festival faves The Bobby McGees gave up seven songs to 150 people crowded in the D&tC tent with Monster Bobby following on with a further six songs, increasing the crowd to 250 - this in competition against Hello Saferide performing on the main stage. Not too shabby we say.
Bands to catch the eye of T!T!T! included Familjen, Hemstad, I'm From Barcelona, Vapnet, SMK, Hello Saferide and D&tC, to name just a few. We missed them, but The Tiny were said to be immense. Old timers like Billie the Vision and the Dancers gave a memorable show, and trumpetplayer Lisa promised to marry T!T!T! Even more lovely was when The Pipettes dedicated "Pull shapes" to T!T!T!
T!T!T! dedicated it to all the other would-be proponents of music on the scene for Scandi music. From Spain, Italy, Scotland, England, Ireland, USA and elsewhere; everyone was there. You know who, Tack!
The kind folks of Hemstad have posted a little mixtape for free download: http://www.hemstadhemstad.com/
Swedish instrumental indiepop act Hemstad will be releasing a 7" single for the song "Kaserntorgets Charkdisco" in the UK this October via the label Wigwam. More details to come.
Das Kometen, the solo project of Chris Magnussen of Hemstad, has posted a new video: http://www.suchgreatheights.se/daskometen/video2.htm
Hemstad sideprojects James Ausfahrt and Das Kometen both have brand new EPs available for free download via the Bat Boogie X netlabel: http://www.suchgreatheights.se/label/index.htm
Das Kometen, the solo project of Chris from Hemstad, has posted some new songs for free download: http://www.suchgreatheights.se/daskometen/index.htm
There's a song on here called "Som en b-sida om sommaren" ("Like a b-side in summer") and that pretty well encapsulates this record. Pick a hot and steamy night. String some inflatable palm trees with lights. Fill a kiddie pool with ice & beer & soda and your backyard with friends. Imagine sand between your toes. Pop this one in your boombox and start doing the twist. All instrumental, it's part silly, part surf, part B-52s, part casios, occassionally a little annoying, but mostly just fun fun fun. Let the summer dance parties begin.
- Nancy Baym
Chris Magnusson of Hemstad has a new electropop solo project called Das Kometen that you can check out right here: http://www.suchgreatheights.se/daskometen/index.htm
Beware of the auto-playing video, but keep an eye out for the hilarious outdoor keyboard/groove shots.
I've been honored with a guest appearance on Hemstad's "H Deux Trois" list: http://suchgreatheights.se/hemstad/website/13.htm
Buy Hemstad CDs here: [click here]
Hemstad CDs just arrived on my doorstep this afternoon. Get it now!
Hemstad has a brand new website and a new mp3 from their forthcoming album: http://www.hemstadhemstad.com/
The winner has been announced in the Hemstad lookalike contest: http://hemstad.blogspot.com/2006/01/winner.html
Details on the upcoming Hemstad record due out in February via Catbird Records: http://www.catbirdrecords.com/cbr003.html