Nebraska-based indie label Series Two has released a new CD from Swedish act Klas today called "To sleep and love". Samples at myspace: http://www.myspace.com/klas1
Klas comes across like a mix between Jesus & the Mary Chain and an early Beck (or a not-as-quirky Adam Green) on this self-released CDR. It's Swedish, lo-fi, melodic and utterly charming. Apparently Klas didn't know when he recorded it that The Tough Alliance already have had the good taste to do a cover of 50 Cent's "Many men", although Klas's fine ninety-six second version (with whistling and all!) sounds very different from TTA's rendition. There's definitely room out there for both covers. Four of the six songs on this CDR can be listened to/downloaded on Klas's myspace page - just one click away!
- Simon Tagestam
Cult of Luna will have a special tour-only 7" coming out on ONE 01 featuring two cover tunes. 500 copies, grey vinyl and only available at shows. Ebay gold? Hell yes. In other news, vocalist Klas is becoming a father and will sit out this next tour. Guitarist Johannes will cover in his stead.