Artist: The Goner

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Tandem Bridges - Some mornings

The first taste of Tandem Bridges, a new project featuring Daniel Westerlund of The Goner and Swedish folk artist Anita Livstrand. "Some mornings" is a tune off the massive new Lee Jackson tribute album "For Lee Jackson in Space", an all-star compilation for the dearly departed Texas writer/cultural enthusiast featuring contributions from a huge array of other artists such as Øyvind Holm, Kemialliset Ystävät and more. Full details + album stream here.

The Goner presents "Swedish Delights Mixtape"

Daniel Westerlund of IAT favorites The Goner has curated a mixtape of "Swedish Delights" for The Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show featuring various deep cut selections from the 1960s Swedish underground up through and including the present-day. Listen/download here:

The Goner - Hello friend, today I will sing beautifully for you

A new 2-track single from one of my favorite underappreciated acts, The Goner. More pop/less obtuse than before on the a-side, but just as good.

Sulli - Soft coal

More melancholic new sounds from The Goner sideproject Sulli.

The Goner - Sun on stone/Illumination

"Sun on stone" b/w "Illumination", a brand new two-track single from IAT faves The Goner. More of an anxious rock sound than their earlier folk/drone work, but very cool all the same.

Stora Landsvägen goes Gottsunda

Daniel Westerlund of the excellent avant-folk act The Goner and ex-bandmate Johan Knudsen are composing the music for a new production of the play "Stora Landsvägen", originally by August Strindberg and rewritten for this occasion by poet/playwright Annika Boholm and directed by Ulf Friberg. The play opens on February 15, more info here:

Sulli - All time is light

A new song from Sulli, the singer/songwriter duo of vocalist Shpresa Lleshaj and Daniel Westerlund (The Goner).

Sulli - Lost gallows

New music from a singer/songwriter duo featuring Daniel Westerlund of The Goner. Direct link:

Hexvessel - Invocation summoning (video)

Stereogum has the premiere of the new Hexvessel video "Invocation summoning", as well as links to a number of other tunes:
If you dig dark neofolk or stuff like Wovenhand and The Goner, you should definitely check out Hexvessel. It's a great record.

MP3: Tremoro Tarantura - Traumarium

Can't say that I know much about Tremoro Tarantura, but that's fine -- I almost prefer my psych/drone artists to be mysterious recluses. Keep it all in yr head where it belongs. What I do know is that I'm way into this. Looping, open-chord guitar figures build and mutate as the voice of Zweizz mutters distorted curses under the surface, all while the drums keep pounding away until it eventually arrives at peak white noise/black metal dissolution. Much like The Goner, another favorite mining similar turf, Tremoro Tarantura shows that modern drone minimalism does not need to be ambient. My advice: listen loud.

Tremoro Tarantura - Traumarium

Top tens for 2010: Daniel Westerlund (The Goner)

Sirius playlist week #34

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

01. Särkyneet - Huono nainen
02. TALK 1
03. Masshysteri - Masshysteri del två
04. Interment - Eternal darkness
05. Cut City - The sound and the sore
06. Fireside - Lovecar
07. TALK 2
08. Moto Boy - Early grave
09. V. Sjöberg New Jazz Ensemble - Start at the finish
10. The Goner - Lost summer
11. TALK 3
12. The World - Roybgiv
13. Familjen - Det var jag
14. STYGG - Sleep
15. TALK 4
16. EL-SD - Hille
17. Menfolk - Column 79
18. Camouflage - La la la
19. Grande Roses - The astronaut
20. TALK 5
21. Donkeyboy - Ambitions

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 EP for free download from The Goner

has rereleased The Goner's "Bitemarks EP" as a free download:
Said EP was previously released as a paid download via the now-defunct label. As regular readers know, I'm a big fan of this band so this is highly recommended.

Sirius playlist week #26

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

01. C.Aarmé - M.P.P
02. TALK 1
03. Abcess Exil - Havsluft
04. MF/MB/ - The big machine
05. Magnus Pelander - You have got no friends to turn to
06. TALK 2
07. The Bear Quartet - We're not gonna make it
08. Nidingr - Hymiskvitha
09. Kopfer Kat - Planet noise
10. No Hope for the Kids - Gasangreb
11. TALK 3
12. Jasmine Kara - Try my love again
13. The Goner - Strong interactions
14. Jesper Norda - Gentle and slow with a new sharp edge
15. TALK 4
16. Menfolk - Heart and sling
17. Andreas Söderlund - Hawaii
18. Hebosagil - Big sun
19. 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.

The Goner - Behold a new travelerThe Goner
Behold a new traveler
Deep Water Acres


The Goner is most definitely a grower! The first listen to any of Daniel Westerlund's releases always has the same result: it's always pleasurable with immediate effect; it always leaves a sort of eerie quirkiness that has you wondering what in the hell is going on in Westerlund's mind; and it always reassures you that the next few times the record gets a spin it's only going to get better. "Behold a new traveler" continues this particular aspect of The Goner's listening experience as unconventional vocals meet atmospheric, eccentric musical passages that interweave to create a truly captivating and addictive sound. The album's strongest moments are found on "Within the hour", one of the more uplifting sections of the recording, albeit in an oblique sort of way, and closing track "En route" with its drone-meets-grunge progression toward some pseudo-insanity. The production on "Behold a new traveler" is somewhat repressed, yet it fits The Goner's style perfectly. Anything brighter would definitely be to the detriment of the music and it's this choice of sonic output that really elevates the album to such high regard. Musically, he's hard to pin down. Think Rusted Root meets Wardruna meets Michael Stipe-gone-Cajun and you're pretty close to what Westerlund manages to create in his music. And the best thing about this album? The fact that even though it already sounds amazing, I know it's only going to get better! A tall order indeed, but The Goner has hit the nail firmly on the head.
- John Norby