"Somewhere Else" is the latest from Indians, just out on 4AD. It's a very small tribe, and this Scandanavian version of the last of the Mohicans is one dude, Soren Lokke Juul, a Dane, making his ethereal debut. This could've been pretty boy Brit TechnoPop from MTV in the '80s (when they actually had music) but the geography is all wrong but the vocals are all just right as on "Melt," which is good enough to have been a great Elton John song. Others are even better - perfect examples of beautiful music, exquisitely realized such as "Reality Sublime" and "Melt" both baroque and bitchen, symphonic and surreal, and of course, he has a perfect voice with a better English accent than we have. This one is going to be near the top of somebody's list sometime - the album jacket says "2012" but the label website says this one is coming out on 28 January 13. In any case, this is perfect for 2 a.m. hoping-to-get-lucky soundtrack, this Juul is truly a Great Dane.
Rockin' Roll Call
Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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