Tuesday, February 14, 2012

SXSW 2012 Preview: Solander

One of the greatest thing about the SXSW music conference is that it's truly a global experience. Artists from around the globe make their way to our lovely city to play for us and lots of times it's their first time on U.S. soil. To be honest, I'm not sure of Solander has played in North America before but I'm glad they are in March. Based in Sweden Solander plays gorgeous, layered, pastoral indie-rock with beautiful melodies and lush production. Their latest album is called Passing Mt. Satu and I really want to buy it on vinyl. It looks like they don't have a U.S. distributor yet but I would guess that they'll get picked up after the fest this year. In the meantime you can listen to both of their LPs on Spotify and I'll be sure to post their album via Bandcamp below the break. For now, you should watch the gorgeous visuals with this gorgeous song:

Solander - Flight video via YouTube

To be honest, it's hard for me to guess when and where Solander will play because I don't know if their Swedish label, Tenderversion Recordings will have their own SXSW showcase. Regardless of whose banner they play under, I REALLY hope they play at The Parish and//or Central Presbyterian Church. Per usual, keep an eye on Show List Austin, Do512 and SXShhh to find out when and where Solander will be playing unofficial showcases.