Dödens Dal - Kall Luft (trailer)

Dödens Dal, coming this October via .

Flora & Fauna LP comp details

The full tracklist and ordering info for the new, vinyl/digital-only, all-exclusive comp from is now posted: http://www.brilliant.nu/fflp07.html

Rigas - Allting går åt helvete

is giving away the brand new Rigas single "Allting går åt helvete" as a free download: http://www.brilliant.nu/ffs15.html
Expect a new full-length album in May.

Nya Sampan - Njals tango (+ F&F comp news)

A sample tune from the upcoming label showcase LP, due out May 16. Side A will feature exclusive cuts from the label's electronic roster with acts such as Daniel Savio, Rigas den Andre and so on while the flip will reflect their label's more acoustic side with artists like Sjöarna, Siri Karlsson and The Bethlehem Beard Corporation.

2012 Manifest Award winners

Here are the winners of the 2012 Manifest award, Sweden's indie/alternative Grammy:

Folk/Ballad: Siri Karlsson - Gran Fuego ()
Experimental: Hanna Hartman - H ^ 2 ()
Punk: Obnoxious Youth - The Eternal Void ()
Dance: Jonsson/Alter - Samlad årsproduktion ()
Hardrock: Opeth - Heritage ()
Rhythm: Simone Moreno - Planetas ()
Singer/Songwriter/Country/Americana: Ane Brun - It All Start With One ()
Rock: Pascal/Mattias Alkberg - Allt det här ()
Best Unsigned: Death By Armborst
Jazz: Jonas Holgersson - Snick Snack ()
Hip-Hop: Mofeta & Jerre - Briljanter & Smaragder ()
Synth: Necro Facility - Wintermute ()
Pop: Azure Blue - Rule of thirds ()
Best live act: This is Head ()
SKAP/Manifest Prize for best lyrics: Philip Ekström - Det Vackra Livet ()
SKAP/Manifest Prize for best composer: Maria Lindén - I Break Horses ()
Manifest Prize for best indie: Popkollo

2012 Manifest Award nominees

The nominees for the 2012 Manifest Awards, Sweden's alternative/indie Grammy, have been announced:

Marin/Marin – Småfolket ()
Merit Hemmingson – EQ ()
Navarra – Nya fönster ()
Siri Karlsson – Gran Fuego ()

Skudge – Samlad årsproduktion ()
Jonsson/Alter – Samlad årsproduktion ()
The Field – Looping State of mind ()
Pallers – The Sea Of Memories ()

Sju Svåra År – Storma varje hjärta ()
Obnoxious Youth – The Eternal Void ()
Vånna Inget – Allvar ()
Black Feet – Black Feet ()

Mofeta & Jerre – Briljanter & Smaragder ()
Ison & Fille – För evigt ()
Mohammed Ali – Vi ()
Roffe Ruff – Barrabas ()

Hans Appelqvist – Sjunga slutet nu ()
Hanna Hartman – H ^ 2 ()
Ophir – Opus Operatum ()
Midaircondo feat. Michala Østergaard-Nielsen – Reports on the Horizon ()

In Solitude – The World. The Flesh. The Devil ()
Opeth – Heritage ()
Terra Tenebrosa – The Tunnels ()
The Haunted – Unseen ()

Syster Sol – Kichinga! ()
Simone Moreno – Planetas ()
Kapten Röd – Fläcken Som Aldrig Går Bort ()
OK Star Orchestra – The Beat and the Melody ()

Azure Blue – Rule of thirds ()
Jonathan Johansson – Klagomuren ()
Korallreven – An album by Korallreven ()
Loney Dear – Hall Music ()

Pascal/Mattias Alkberg – Allt det här ()
Kajsa Grytt – En kvinna under påverkan ()
Bob Hund - Det överexponerade gömstället ()
Tramp – Indigo ()

Henric de la Cour – Henric de la Cour ()
Necro Facility – Wintermute ()
Mr Jones Machine – Monokrom ()
Covenant – Modern Ruin ()

Jonas Holgersson – Snick Snack ()
Parti & Minut – Från klart till halvklart ()
Priming Orchestra – Deep Blue ()
The Splendor – Delphian Palace ()

Best Unsigned:
Death By Armborst
Schizo and the Personalities

Brothers of End – Mount Inside ()
Ane Brun – It All Start With One ()
Promise & the Monster – Red Tide ()
Lars Bygdén – Songs I Wrote ()

Best live act:
Kriget ()
This is Head ()
Graveyard ()
Mattias Alkberg ()

Interesting to see and dominating their respective niches. Winners will be announced on February 3 at a ceremony at Nalen in Stockholm. Read more: http://manifestgalan.se/manifestgalan-2012/nominerade/

New Rose - The sun is a star

Preview a track from New Rose off their debut LP "Tracklist within", out now via . Quite a bit more rockin' than I'm used to hearing from that label these days, which is of course no bad thing.

Svensk Musik label of the month: Flora & Fauna

, home to acts such as Rigas, Moder Jords Massiva , Parken, Sir Eric Beyond and many more, is celebrating their 10th anniversary and is also Svensk Musik's label of the month: http://svenskmusik.org/article/october-flora-fauna/
Follow the link for an interview with label mainman Henrik von Euler plus a bit about their latest releases from artists such as Sjöarna and New Rose.

Sjöarna - Kolsnaren (video)

Sjöarna = A new Swedish band featuring Pelle Lindroth (Parken), Andreas Söderström (ASS), Cecilia Österholm and Henrik von Euler (Rigas). Look for their debut album to be released on October 19 via .

Rigas - The last dance of the unforgiven (video)

The first cut from the new Rigas album "Bring the dead", due out September 28 via .

Flora & Fauna plan 10y anniversary comp

Swedish label will be celebrating their 10th anniversary this year by releasing a 2xLP compilation featuring new tracks from almost every artist that has even been involved with the label, including Parken, Pavan, Marions, The Chrysler, Sir Eric Beyond, Existensminimum, Hundarna från Söder, Rigas and more. Expect a November release.

Rigas - These days

A new single from Rigas, now available for free download: http://www.brilliant.nu/rigas2011/02%20These%20Days.mp3
Said tune is off the forthcoming album "Bring the dead" which will be out in September via and it will also be remixed by Jenny Wilson as a free mp3 b-side.

New music from Siri Karlsson, The Bethlehem Beard Corporation

"Passageren" is the new single from Swedish psych/folk duo Siri Karlsson, the first sample of their forthcoming album "Gran fuego" which will be released on April 27 via .

And speaking of , the label also has a new single out today from The Bethlehem Beard Corporation called "Marcy Ave": http://soundcloud.com/florafauna/the-bethlehem-beard
Can't say that I dig it nearly as much as the Siri Karlsson (which is fantastic and highly recommended), but it's worth checking out.

Parken - Ser du stjärnan i det grå (video)

From the album "Framtiden var här", due out October 6 via . Direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSd8r_OPxH4

Parken - Ser du stjärnan i det grå

Preview Parken's new single "Ser du stjärnan i det grå", due out May 12 via : http://soundcloud.com/florafauna/parken-ser-du-stjarnan-i-det-gra
Parken's sophomore album "Framtiden var här" will follow on October 6.