Time to get all West Seattle pop-music catchy as hell. The key to the Swedish Finnish pop magic are bodacious hooks that earworm their way into your brain, instantly memorable. Glorious three-part harmonies soar through songs, guitars intertwine and the beat is steady. Delicious summer-time slices of sonic heaven.
Swedish Finnish shout their influences loud and clear – the chunkachunk “Mine Is Better” channels some T. Rex; “Don’t Do Anything (I Wouldn’t Do)” is most assuredly a long-lost Ronettes song (with the boys doing the singing). “Hungover” and “Marla’s House” recall their biggest heroes, The (not from West Seattle) Beatles, while “I’m Leaving” takes the under-used chord progression of Them’s “Gloria,” and pounds it into a brand new context.
GMR fans will instantly recognize Rod and Andy from The Fuzz (check out the mighty Best Kept Secret). And, of course, Scott Sutherland was one of the brains behind Ladies and Gentlemen, Your King County Queens as well as the guitar star of Tom Dyer’s New Pagan Gods.
released July 7, 2017
produced by jerry hammack
engineered by brian nelson
recorded at electric wall studios - seattle, wa
mastered by kurt bloch
package design - tina anderson
swedish finnish photos - scott hansen, anna mehau parkhurst, james johnson, howie wahlen
all other photos - swedish finnish archives
special guest - brian nelson - organ, piano, accordion, percussion
thanks to all of our families, friends, fans, and pets! special thanks to jerry, brian, kurt, tom & howie at green monkey records, dan & scott at darrell’s tavern, celeste & jim at slim’s last chance saloon, and tom at the parliament tavern.
all songs written by rod moody (© 2016 ydoomdor music bmi)
except rainy day dream, written by scott sutherland (© 2016 scott sutherland music bmi)
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