Peter Bjorn and John

Peter Bjorn and John is a blogger buzz band. Certifiable. And a lot of times I don’t jump on the bandwagon because there’s enough hype about certain bands already (Swan Lake, I’m looking at you). But I’m gonna pitch PB&J (heh) to you anyway for two reasons. 1) I didn’t hear about them from a blog — a reliable friend recommended them. And 2) they rock!

This is music to put in your car stereo. It’s music to clean your house to. It’s crazy Swedish synthy, drummy, lyricky, infectious music. PB&J do what Scandinavian pop is known for — they make the kind of music that when it hits, it hits so hard that you’re singing it for weeks afterward, over and over, wondering why you don’t hate it yet. The latest record, “Writer’s Block,” was released on the Wichita label (home to such blogger buzz bands as Clap Your Hands… and My Morning Jacket). Nice work, Wichita! Let the Swedish invasion commence.

Peter Bjorn and John – Site | Myspace | Label (Wichita)

[These tracks have been removed. You can contact me if you’d like a copy.]

Peter Bjorn and John – Amsterdam (highly recommended!!)
Peter Bjorn and John – Young Folks (feat. Victoria Bergsman)
Peter Bjorn and John – Objects of My Affection