loney, dear is swedish pop folk, my fav! i don't know what it is about the swedes and music, but they certainly have it down. if you like upbeat folk-y music loney, dear is so your speed. i've had loney, noir, loney dear's 4th album on repeat since i found it the other day. it was released state side back in february...and i'm not sure how i missed it, but i am certainly glad i found it. and w/ it i found loney, dear's most recent release to us here in the u.s.: sologne.
jeez, i don't know where to begin...other than that i wish we, you and i, yes that's right, me and you were good enough friends that when i told you to buy two albums you would just do it. because that's just the friendship we have. but i know relationships are based on trust. i just wish you would take my word for it. all i know is that there are three things that make an album worth it for me. harmony. lyrics. and the want to play it more than once. the repeat button factor, as it were.
loney, noir and sologne have all three requirements. both albums are a bit different, but not enough to really say so. loney, noir is a little younger, not as composed or layered as sologne. it's also a bit poppier than sologne. i could sit here and dissect both albums but honestly i've been playing them back to back and i'm coming out of a mashed potato food coma at the moment. so why don't you cruise on over to his myspace page and decide for yourself. or just buy one of the albums, i'd never knowingly lead you astray. seriously, i love you.
while you're hemming and hawwing and hovering over your itunes (both albums are a measely $9.90) and wondering if you should buy an album check out this great, creepily wonderful animated video for their single i am john directed and created by andreas nilson.
* the battle of trinidad and tobago by loney, dear.
** all images taken from the web.