Favorita
»Favorita«
2007
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Surprisingly Cynical Crossword
We’re launching our very own record label to bring you this long-lost nugget of Swedish indie guitar pop. The missing link between Beagle and Metro Jets, Favorita were all set to take over the Swedish indie scene when their label went bust and the band imploded. But this record is too good for the story to end there, so, ten years later, we’re releasing it as a beautiful digipack CD with seven bonus tracks, both the bands videos, all the lyrics, sleeve notes and never-before-seen pictures! Click here to read more.

Price ~ $12.99 .................

Ferns
»On Botany«
2007
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Disaster Strikes Again
Another gem from Fruit Records, what could be better than a Malaysian band than sounds as fresh as if it just stepped off the bus from Malmo! Lead by singer Warren Chan whos hushed voice is right at home with the pop oriented but rather somber mein of this nice album. On top of it, it has some of the most ingenious packaging I ever saw. Yep, that's real astro turf on the cover.....

Price ~ $16.99 .................

Ola Framby
»Ola Framby«
2003
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Coming Home
This is the debut solo album from Ola Framby, the songwriting force behind legendary Swedish band The Girls and the frontman of 60's beat revivalists The Men. It's a solo album in the truest sense of the word, written, performed, recorded and mixed entirely by Ola at his own studio, this collection of 12 tunes carves a path close to his classic Girls album "It's Not For The Oskon". Layered vocal harmonies (often reminiscent of the best mid-70's Queen albums) spring out from every turn. It's amazing that this is just one guy in the studio as it really sounds like a band rocking out together! Any fan of the Girls or of quirky well-crafted pop music by bands like Eggstone or The Mopeds will find this album to be a real treasure. Reminds Spinguy of Foetus.

Price ~ $12.99 .................

Frank Hammersland
»So Easily Distracted«
2007
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Don't Wanna Bring You Down
Popium frontman Frank Hammersland is a prolific artist, churning out solo albums almost as often as Popium records. This new effort is a real delight. It’s a Summer album really...easy breezy guitar-based pop, country tinged (thanks to some superb pedal steel) and a cast of some of Norway’s finest players including Thom Hell and Sgt. Petter. Features a great cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Night Ride Home”.

Price ~ $15.99 .................

Happydeadmen
»Classics: A Decade In Pop«
1999
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Saints' Everlasting Rest
Without question this band was not only on the forefront of the swedish scene from it's beginning but it remains one of it's all time best. This album brings together classic cuts from their many albums into one simply terrific album. Possibly the best "pure" guitar pop album ever.

Price ~ $12.99 .................

Hari and Aino
»Hari and Aino«
2008
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Gold
Debut album from Stockholm's best kept secret. These are 10 breezy popsongs that bring to mind bands such as Sambassadeurs or Charade. The perfect companion for springtime!

Price ~ $15.99 .................

Morten Harket
»Vogts Villa«
1996
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Tilbake Til Livet
This is a-ha frontman Harket’s third solo album with 10 tracks sung in Norwegian. This album was only ever available in Norway and Sweden, and features the song "Vuggevise", which is the Norwegian version of his song "Lay Me Down Tonight" (which appeared in an English Version on the Wild Seed album).

Price ~ $19.99 .................

Ingenting
»Ingenting Duger«
2004
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Hår Kommer Solen
This is the first band to be signed to the Labrador label that actually sings in Swedish. While some of the slower tracks are reminiscent of Sigur Ros the harder tracks bring to mind images of the Velvet Underground as well as a few other 60's and 70's influences. And the vocals? Hell, who knew what Liz Frazer ever sang in the Cocteau twins, and it didn't matter. And if all that wasn't enough this is signed by Christopher Sander! By the way, Ingenting, means "nothing" in Swedish.

Price ~ $14.99 .................

Irene
»Long Gone Since Last Summer«
2007
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By Your Side
The sophomore follow up is no let down from this brilliant swedish band. Tobias still has the same great inflection in his voice, the music is as quirky and catchy as ever with bright horn accents and infectious melodies and it seems they can do no wrong. A very enjoyable romp sure to bring to mind a sunny swedish day.

Price ~ $14.99 .................

Luke Jackson
»And Then Some«
2008
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Compilation Medley
Recorded in Sweden and accompanied by members of Brainpool, Beagle, and the Cardigans as well as performers from Malmö’s Opera Orchestra, this collision of Swedish pop sensibilities and the distinctive eloquence of Robert Kirby’s string arrangements makes this album a treat indeed. Layered guitars, sweet harmonies and sweeping strings make for gorgeous, unpretentious songs born of the trials and tribulations of a life lived to the fullest. Even Spinguy likes it. (the clip is a medley of songs)

Price ~ $11.99 .................

Luke Jackson
»And Then Some«
2008
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Compilation Medley
This is the deluxe audiophile vinyl edition of "...And Then Some" which is half-speed mastered by the legendary Stan Ricker (Joe's Garage, Brothers In Arms, Dark Side Of The Moon MFSL) and pressed onto 180 gram virgin vinyl. Comes in a beautiful gatefold sleeve with printed liner and a dropcard for a high quality download of the album and more. NOTE: Please add $10 for shipping this album to north america, $15 worldwide

Price ~ $24.99 .................

Luke Jackson
»Come Tomorrow«
2008
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Come Tomorrow
The world’s first ever 45/DVD/hidden download package comes in a beautiful custom-designed gatefold sleeve and is a strictly limited edition. (less than 100 copies left) It’s only available from this website and two record stores in Japan. The B-Side is “A Little Voice” and the DVD features the video for “Come Tomorrow” with outtakes and studio footage, and as for the hidden download...well, you’ll have fun trying to find it, but suffice to say it includes some very exclusive content!

Price ~ $9.99 .................

Jenka
»Be«
1998
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Blue On Pink
What happens when a Japanese girl sings Swedish pop? Recorded in the same period of the same year (98) in the same studio (Tambourine) with the same producer (Tore Johansson) as the Cardigans "Gran Turismo" it is no surprise this album has a very similar feel to that work and band. Imagine the Cardigans best work with a quirky twist and a Japanese accent and you've got it. (the opening riff on the sample clip here is lifted right from Gran Turismo as well) A real treat.

Price ~ $11.99 .................