Artist: Promise and the Monster

Country: Sweden
Genre: Indie/Pop/Rock
Reviews: Transparent knives / Sheets (mp3)
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Musik med Promise and the Monster

Live music at PSL with the excellent downer pop act Promise and the Monster:

Top 10s for 2011: Absolut Noise

Promise and the Monster - Sand (video)

"Sand" is the 2nd single from Promise and the Monster's latest record "Red tide".

Absolut Noise reviews/interviews Promise and the Monster

Absolut Noise has posted a review of the new Promise and the Monster album "Red tide" along with an interview with the artist:

Promise and the Monster album preview

Gimme Indie is doing a streaming preview of the new Promise and the Monster album "Red tide":

Promise and the Monster - Swim (video)

Long-awaited new music from Promise and the Monster off the forthcoming album "Red tide", due out September 26 via .

Best of Imperial Recordings

will celebrate 9 years as a label on March 1 with the release of a new digital-only 41-track greatest hits collection, simply titled "Best of". Featured artists include José González, Promise and the Monster, Zeigeist, Martin McFaul, Melpo Mene, Eskju Divine and Samuraj Cities.

Promise and the Monster live in 2011

Promise and the Monster has announced new tourdates for 2011:

02/19 - Northern Living Festival, Warsaw (POL)
03/26 - La Chapelle Sait-Jacques (Les Femmes S'en Męlent), Vendome (FRA)
03/27 - Théâtre de la Cité Internationale (la Galerie) (Les Femmes S'en Męlent), Paris (FRA)
03/28 - La Poudričre (Les Femmes S'en Męlent), Belfort (FRA)
03/31 - University (Les Femmes S'en Męlent), Nantes (FRA)

New album from Promise and the Monster in 2011

Promise and the Monster reports that she is working on a new record for release around February/March 2011.

Top 10s for 2009: Rickard Jäverling

Swedish piano-based indie trio Eskju Divine has broken up and frontman Gustaf Spetz is going solo. His debut album "Good night Mr Spetz" will be out on January 28 via his old label Imperial Recordings (José González, Promise and the Monster) with the first single "You and me" preceding it on December 29. Listen at myspace:

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

01. Tomas Halberstad - Travel as I wait
02. TALK 1
03. Robert Svensson - 1991
04. Auton - El Dorado
05. Parken - Jag har varit vilsen, Lisa
06. TALK 2
07. Tiger Lou - Trust falls
08. Promise and the Monster - Night out
09. Park Hotell - Black hole
10. TALK 3
11. Sort Sol - Excalibur
12. Convoj - The shovel
13. Satyricon - Black crow on a tombstone
14. On Volcano - Out of sight
15. TALK 4
16. Hello Saferide - Anna
17. Him Kerosene - Ventilate
18. Tobias Hellkvist - Ships of the North Atlantic
19. TALK 5
20. Division of Laura Lee - LAX
21. Oskar Schönning - Nino casino
22. Haust - Success
23. TALK 6
24. Passiv Dödshjälp - Helvetet, tur och retur

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

Check out Promise and the Monster's excellent new video for "Night out":

Majessic Dreams - Beautiful daysMajessic Dreams
Beautiful days


The influence of 1960s folk music is wrapped perfectly around the mechanism of Scandinavian pop music with Majessic Dreams. Finger-picked acoustic guitars find themselves awash in a sea of warm keyboards and distinctly Scandinavian voices, sometimes echoing the themes of The Radio Dept., other times recalling more Americana influences, especially with tracks like "Wish he was you". Like Promise and the Monster, this act crafts magnificent dreamscapes with their stratified instrumentation, the guitar strings retaining their staccato appeal without coming across as coarse or brash. The only failing of "Beautiful days" is that its emotional core seems rather stagnant -- tracks flow too easily into one another, and soon the entire affair becomes a beautiful blur instead of a collection of beautiful, individual songs. With repeated listens, this failing may slip away for some. Definitely worth a listen, if nothing else.
- Lars Garvey Laing-Peterson

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

01. The Bear Quartet - Put me back together
02. TALK 1
03. Karin Ström - Silent night
04. Camouflage - Syster sol
05. Ulf Ljusberg - Whatever was
06. TALK 2
07. Juvelen - Don't mess
08. Invocator - Breed of sin
09. The Grand Opening - Secrets revealed
10. TALK 3
11. Motorpsycho - For free
12. Coldworker - Flammable
13. Mixtapes & Cellmates - Photo Jenny
14. TALK 4
15. Egil Olsen - Singer/songwriter
16. Last Days of April - Will the violins be playing?
17. Desert Planet - Riot sector 68
18. TALK 5
19. Printer - Satisfaction
20. Psyke Project - Physical romance
21. Promise and the Monster - Light reflecting papers
22. TALK 6
23. Marybell Katastrophy - Hidden agenda
24. Pan Sonic - Johdin
25. Opération Zéro - Etude no. 1
26. TALK 7
27. Jonas Game - Nothing to lose
28. Mari Boine - Tundra flower
29. Vapnet - Plötsligt händer det inte
30. TALK 8
31. Moto Boy - Ride my wild heart
32. Markus Krunegĺrd - Jag är en vampyr
33. Gravy - Behind my walls
34. TALK 9
35. Looptroop Rockers - The building
36. Victims - Victims in blood #5
37. Anna Leong - Guillotine
38. Zeigeist - Humanitarianism
39. TALK 10
40. Ef - Appendix