Artist: The Amazing

Country: Sweden
Genre: Hardrock
Reviews: Gentle stream / And it looks like today (mp3) / Dragon (mp3) / Dragon (mp3)
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The Amazing in the US

The Amazing are coming to the US for a string of dates in November:

11/07 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
11/08 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
11/09 - Royale Night Club, Boston, MA
11/10 - Webster Hall, New York, NY
11/13 - Metro, Chicago, IL
11/15 - The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
11/17 - The Fonda Theatre, Hollywood, CA

Pitchfork reviews The Amazing

Pitchfork reviews The Amazing's latest album "Gentle stream":

Subliminal Sounds to reissue Resan

will be doing a limited LP reissue of early 70s Swedish psych/proggrock act Resan with in-depth bio/liner notes provided by Reine Fisk (The Amazing/Dungen). Read more/preorder here.

Samling - Stackars lilla värsting (video)

PSL has the premiere of the new Mats Udd-directed Samling video "Stackars lilla värsting":
If you dig mellow psychrock like Dungen or The Amazing, you should check this out.

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Subliminal Sounds


There's some inherent complicity in this record that triggers a violent uneasiness. It's like it's 1972 and I'm one of those kids who are sick of the soft-pop chart hits of Fleetwood Mac, America, fluffy brown hair & equally revolting album covers (however radical these folkies were in their own right). Halfway through listening to The Amazing's "Gentle stream", the overall one-beat homogeny gives birth to a nihilistic urge to shake things up. Now, if I could goddamned be like everybody else, especially the hip Scandy radio-pop listening public, this cauldron would probably just spill off the decks like almond milk; the super gooey melodies and the Air-like retro sexing mood perfected by obviously professional musicians doing it up professionally -- probably wouldn't hurt so bad. Already celebrated Dungen members serve up what can be viewed as a Seventies itch they needed to scratch, or a chance to break the market with another kind of popular. Title track, "Gentle stream" has the cushy opening déjà vu of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young while the following track has more of that Nick Drake, laid-back reminiscence. Track 3, "International hair" hints at a Morrissey chorusing style (an uncanny reminder of "...International Playboys", anyone?). "Gone" however, could annoy even those loving the most introverted croon as it teeters too much on the side of breathy repetition. However well-produced this album is, however deserving of fans of the NME or just willy-wet twee folk revivals -- as for me, count me out.
- Ann Sung-an Lee

Vyn - Evighetsminuten

Another tune from the upcoming Vyn album, due out December 7 via /. If you dig pastoral rock like Björn Olsson or The Amazing, you'll dig this and hey -- Christoffer Gunrup from the latter band will be playing some acoustic songs at the release party on December 3 at Folkoperan in Stockholm.

The Amazing - Gone (live at TV4)


Watch The Amazing play a couple new tunes on Swedish TV.

The Amazing - Gone (video)

PSL has the premiere of The Amazing's new video "Gone"":

'Gentle stream' preorder

The new album "Gentle stream" from Swedish psychrockers The Amazing is now available for preorder from :

New album from The Amazing in fall

Swedish psych act The Amazing will have a new album out in October via .

Anna Järvinen album preview

The YouTube e-card for the new Anna Järvinen album "Anna själv tredje" which, as you will hear, was recorded with dudes from Dungen and The Amazing. Direct link:

The Amazing - Head beaches (video)

Filmed in gritty Super 8, this is the video for "Head beaches" from the excellent Swedish psych act The Amazing. Direct link:

NPR song of the day: The Amazing - The Kirwan song

Swedish psyche act The Amazing were selected as NPR's Song of the Day last week:

Dungen - Skit i allt (video)

Oh, hey -- a new Dungen video! I still prefer The Amazing and probably always will, but this song is still pretty chill. Direct link:

Sirius playlist week #25

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

01. Baby Alice - Piña colada boy
02. TALK 1
03. CEO - Come with me
04. Faster Katt - The girl and the crow
05. EL-SD - Walking sideways
06. Masshysteri - Dom kan inte höra musiken
07. TALK 2
08. Champagne Riot - The champagne anthem
09. Khoma - In it for fighting
10. Dear Euphoria - Rescue
11. Haust - Anti-reproductive
12. TALK 3
13. This Is Head - 0011
14. Familjen - Det var jag
15. Mikkel Meyer - Tunge (feat. Non)
16. TALK 4
17. Rasmus Kellerman - The greatness & me
18. Grande Roses - The astronaut
19. We Live In Trenches - White knuckles
20. The Amazing - And it looks like today
21. 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.