Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Get to Know: Under Byen (Under the City)

Do you hate injustice? I do. Well I say, down with injustice! YEAH (fist pump)! Under Byen is a band who has been criminally overlooked this side of the Atlantic; to right this injustice we bring you four songs of golden purity. Formed in 1995, this Danish band has five albums and two EPs to their name, the latest being Samme Stoff Som Stof (Same Fabric As Fabric), and I bet you've never heard of them. Every lyric is sung in Danish, intentionally because they feel this is how they can create better music; however this is definitely not a deterrent to have a listen and gain a new favorite band to brag about to your friends. Current members include: Henriette Sennenvaldt (vocal), Sara Saxild (bass), Thorbjørn Krogshede (piano), Nils Gröndahl (violin/saw), Morten Svenstrup (cello), Morten Larsen (drums), Stine Sørensen (drums), and Anders Stochholm (band doctor). That's right, two drummers and a saw. Never has home depot seemed so sexy. Other instruments featured include organ, clarinet, lapsteel, and accordion.

Hints of Portishead, Bjork, Sigur Ros, and Mum come to mind; but alas, they do have their own sound and in this humble reviewer's opinion are much less boring than mum, less creepy than Sigur, more consistant than Portis, and more in depth than Bjork. U.B. specializes in everything from orchestral indie pop, downbeat, chamber, electronica, classical piano, feedback driven mood setters, and lush-ass-knock-you-into-a-dream-state epics. Oh, and Henriette Sennenvaldt's voice could make you fall in love, with what or whom exactly is yours to decide.

Download >>Den Her Sang Handler Om At Få Det Bedste Ud Af Det Download >>Af Samme Stof Som Stof

Download >>Mission Download >>Vinterbørn

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