The Legends Set To Release New Full-Length In June

posted April 11, 2009

The Legends Set To Release New Full-Length In June

The highly anticipated new full-length from The Legends, "Over and Over," is set for US Release on June 16th through Labrador/Caroline Records. The album's first single "Seconds Away," released this past November, was described as 'The noisiest pop single to ever come out of Sweden' and has already generated considerable buzz worldwide, staying at No.1 on Elbo.ws for nearly three weeks.

The man behind Stockholm-based The Legends, Johan Angergård, (Club 8, Pallers, Acid House Kings) has been known to take his audience for quite a ride. With jarring shifts in musical direction since 2003, The Legends are notorious for being resilient to change, unwilling to compromise their sound while relentlessly confusing and annoying his audience along the way.

The Legends' forthcoming album "Over and Over," recorded in a decrepit basement in South-Central Stockholm, marks yet a new creative turn for the band, mixing hypnotic washes of distorted synths with sweet, bouncy melodies that echo off walls of feedback and loud, shimmering guitars. Pulling influences from his own angst-driven life, the album mirrors Angergård's own personal changes and growth during the time in which it was written, starting dark and stormy and finishing with a brighter end. Combining a modern mix of white noise and vibrant melodies, "Over and Over" pulls influences ranging from the Beach Boys to '60s girl-pop, with indie, ambient and krautrock sounds that resonate throughout the record.

Keep a look out for Johan Angergård as he visits the US this spring. Joined by Jonas Färm (Starlet) on guitar, Martin Nordvall, (singer of The Sweet Serenades) in bass, Jonathan Hummelman, (drummer of The High Heeled Honeys) on drums, and Karolina Komstedt (vocalist of Club 8) on background vocals and percussion.

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