Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Fredrik Ståhl

After taking a couple of days to recuperate from posting 46 bands and to prepare for an upcoming holiday here in the US, we only had to return to our previous offering to find today's featured musician. A few months ago, the Swedish duo Honeymoon Over! made their way onto our fortunate little music blog [August 2007 review + download]. At the time, it was mentioned that a solo project for half of the band existed but we neglected to elaborate or share the music. Now you get to hear it. The brand new full length release from Fredrik Ståhl, titled Shortcomings & Longshots, was just released last week on Gothenburg based Frukt Records. It is a follow up to Fredrik's most recent EP, Start Making Sense, both of which are available completely free for download through Frukt. The solo material contains hints of the low key song structure we enjoy from Honeymoon Over! while extending a bit further into the realm of true pop. For some reason, a few lesser-known guilty pleasures from the 1991 Dave Wakeling solo release, No Warning come to mind when listening... and this is a very good thing (shhh!). Besides the free downloads available through the label, you can also preview a few new tracks upon visiting the Fredrik Ståhl MySpace page. Check it out for sure.

From the brand new full length release: "Shortcomings & Longshots":

MP3: (Or Maybe) Fort Knox
MP3: Reverend Camden

*Bonus*From the EP: "Start Making Sense":

MP3: When People Go To Work I Go To Bed

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