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Catch the Buzz: Peter von Poehl

On debut album Going to Where the Tea Trees Are, this Swedish singer/songwriter conjures his inner Air just in time for mating season.

Who? Those who miss the light, heady days of Moon Safari-era Air, don’t fret: Peter von Poehl has landed. With meticulously crafted songs featuring spacey atmospherics, warm tones, and von Poehl’s lushly fragile vocals, it’s no wonder the French duo themselves took him along on their recent world tour.

Don’t write off the Sweden-born songwriter as a mere copycat, however. Although “Going to Where the Tea Trees Are” evokes the love-making loneliness displayed in Air’s soundtrack for The Virgin Suicides, von Poehl’s slow-burning singing voice puts him on another planet.

Recommended if you like… Air, Peter Bjorn and John, Jens Lekman

Their latest: Peter von Poehl’s debut, Going to Where the Tea Trees Are, drops June 10 via Bella Union.

Now Hear This: “Going to Where the Tea Trees Are” (DOWNLOAD MP3)

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