Lief Podhajsky

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Wednesday 11 May 2011

Designer Leif Podhajsky uses kaleidoscoped, super-imposed, and fragmented images to alter source images into compelling and almost tactile textures and psychedelic patterns. His images have graced album covers by Tame Impala and Lykke Li, as well as merch, T-shirts, and posters for dozens of other musicians and artists.

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Lykke Li’s I Know Places video

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Wednesday 20 April 2011

I can get down with this video from Swedish singer Lykke Li for the track I Know Places off her new album Wounded Rhymes.

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Lykke Li and Bon Iver’s Dance, Dance, Dance

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By Francis Andrews in Video on Friday 16 July 2010

A nice little mash-up between the lovely Lykke Li and the ever-talented Bon Iver. The original is deeply intimate, whereas this rendition takes the song to the great outdoors and injects vibrant percussion, accompanied by the funky moves of Sweden’s finest export since Bjorn Borg’s mullet.

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Lykke Li’s Little Bit live in Bermuda

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By Kira Heuer in Video on Monday 4 January 2010

Alan Watts said: ‘be as spontaneous and unfettered as life itself’. Lykke Li comes to this place exuding such an unbridled enthusiasm. It’s so simple and pure, the fluent rhythm of the guitar matched with her pixie pitch and sultry movements. Delightful!

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Maia Hirasawa’s single, And I Found This Boy

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By Casper Johansson in Video on Sunday 28 December 2008

Now, this will be fun. Swedish-Japanese singer Maia Hirasawa’s album, Though, I’m Just Me, is set for release on February 17 on Thrive Records. She gets a lot of comparisons to Regina Spektor and Lykke Li, and Bust recently compared her to Feist and a ‘less-angsty Bjork’. And, watching the video for her single, And […]

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Interview with Susanne Sundfør

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By Ari Stein in New Music on Saturday 2 February 2008

We featured singer-songwriter Susanne Sundfør on Lost At E Minor last week. We followed up with her to get the secret on her wonderful singing voice: ‘Thank you! I’ve always loved to sing. When I was a little girl I would imitate big divas such as Mariah Carey and Celine Dion. At some point in […]

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Lykke Li

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By Ari Stein in New Music on Wednesday 23 January 2008

Lykke Li is Swedish, 21 years-old, and has 2008 written all over her.

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Favourite albums of 2007

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By Ari Stein in New Music on Wednesday 19 December 2007

It’s been a great year for music. Trends came and went; genres collided; and Britney went bezerk. The most delightful resurgence in music has been the whole ethnocentric New York movement, with bands like Vampire Weekend, Gang Gang Dance [pictured above] and Yeasayer, and also the amount of quality minimal tech coming out from artists like Nathan Fake, Pantha du Prince and The Field. These are the standout album releases in my opinion for the year: The Silver Seas’ High Society — amazing harmonies, tight melodies and beautiful songs; Tord Gustavson’s Being There — melancholic and touching jazz; Para One’s Naissance des Pieuvres — if Air and Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark remade Virgin Suicides right now, it would sound like this; Pantha Du Prince’s Asha — quasi-cinematic.

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