Release Date: January 26, 2010
Label: Friendly Fire
Imagine if the strangest folks behind the sunshine pop records of the ’60s swallowed Syd Barrett’s LSD stash and rocked out underwater with the Electric Light Orchestra while breathing helium. Then envision something even more fantastical. The U.S. debut of this beguiling Scandinavian quintet features free-association poetry as discombobulating as its arrangements are unnervingly accomplished, and audio nerds everywhere will debate how these Danes managed to engineer such wobbly and woah-inducing sounds. Rarely has whimsical weirdness been done with such finesse.