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10 Best Songs of the Week: Julia Holter, Matthew E. White, Friendly Fires, and More

Plus Jamila Woods, Neneh Cherry, Thom Yorke, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 19, 2018

An artist whose last song also made it to #1 on that week's list and an anti-Donald Trump protest song scheduled to be covered by many more artists head this week's Songs of the Week list. Plus Thom Yorkemakes the list yet again. More

7 Best Songs of the Week: MGMT, U.S. Girls, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, and More

Plus Marlon Williams, Ought, Titus Andronicus, El Perro Del Mar, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 09, 2018

It was a lighter week for exciting new tracks this week. So for this week's Songs of the Week we only have a Top 7. Our #1 is jokingly presented as a cover (or a rip off of another artist's song), but it's not. There are quite a few actual covers in the honorable mentions however. More

El Perro Del Mar Shares Video for New Song “Mirrors”

We Are History EP Due Out February 23 via The Control Group

Feb 09, 2018

Sweden's El Perro Del Mar (aka Sarah Assbring) is releasing a new six-song EP, We Are History, on February 23 via The Control Group. Now she has shared the EP's opening track, "Mirrors," via a video for the song.  More

Watch: El Perro Del Mar - “KoKoro” Video

KoKoro Out Now via The Control Group

Nov 09, 2016

Sweden's El Perro Del Mar (aka Sarah Assbring) released a new album, KoKoro, back in September via The Control Group. Previously she shared the music video for the album's title track.  More

Listen: El Perro Del Mar - “Ding Sum”

KoKoro Due Out September 19 via The Control Group

Aug 15, 2016

Sweden's El Perro Del Mar (aka Sarah Assbring) is releasing a new album, KoKoro, on September 19 via The Control Group. Previously she shared the music video for "Breadandbutter," now she's shared another indie-pop gem from the record, "Ding Sum." Listen below. More

Jun 15, 2016

Sweden's El Perro Del Mar (aka Sarah Assbring) has announced a new album and shared a new video for single "Breadandbutter." KoKoro is due out September 19 via The Control Group. Linda Pedersen and Nicole Walker directed the alternate Karaoke music video for "Breadandbutter," which you can watch below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art. More

Watch and Listen: El Perro Del Mar Shares Video, New Album Single

KoKoro Out Later This Year Via The Control Group

Mar 28, 2016

Sarah Assbring (aka El Perro Del Mar) has shared the video for "In the Woods" as well as the audio for "Breadandbutter," the latter which is off her forthcoming album. More

Premiere: El Perro Del Mar Valentine’s Day Playlist

Self-Titled Debut Reissued on Feb 17

Feb 13, 2015

Let’s face it—El Perro Del Mar has always made the kind of music that resonates with those of us who end up spending our Valentine’s Day making out with Ben AND Jerry.  More

Premiere: El Perro Del Mar Mixtape

Pale Fire Out November 13 Via Control Group

Nov 09, 2012

Today’s mixtape in our ongoing series comes from Sarah Assbring—better known as El Perro Del MarMore

Nov 05, 2012

Next week El Perro Del Mar will release her much-anticipated new album Pale Fire. More

Listen: Saint Etienne Remix El Perro Del Mar

Pale Fire Due Out November 12

Oct 18, 2012

On November 12, El Perro Del Mar will release new album Pale Fire. Ahead of that, the Swedish songstress has handed over album track “Walk on By” to London loving trio, Saint Etienne for a remix.  More

Oct 08, 2012

Next month Scandinavian music artist Sarah Assbring, a.k.a. El Perro Del Mar will release her newest full-length Pale FireMore

Listen: El Perro Del Mar - “Walk On By”

New Album Pale Fire Out in November

Aug 22, 2012

Swedish musical artist Sarah Assbring, otherwise known as El Perro Del Mar, has revealed that her long teased new album Pale Fire will finally see release this coming November. More

Jun 19, 2012

Singer/songwriter Sarah Assbring, aka El Perro del Mar, has a history of enjoying a good tease. More

Listen: “What Do You Expect” by El Perro del Mar

Singer Teases New Album “Pale Fire”

Sep 15, 2011

Oh you crafty sea dog! Today, melancholy folk-pop singer El Perro del Mar (aka Sarah Assbring) dropped a new tune in anticipation of a forthcoming album titled Pale Fire. We have a stream.  More

New El Perro Del Mar Video “Change of Heart”

American Tour Kicks Off November 7th

Oct 22, 2009

El Perro del Mar is back with a new video for Love is Not Pop single, "Change of Heart." While the melancholy songstress does not make an appearance, the one-take clip does feature two rather impressive performers. More

Sep 03, 2009

After a run of dates with Depeche Mode, Peter Bjorn and John are heading back on the road this November for a string headlining shows across the United States. Supporting the rocking, and occasionally whistling trio is fellow Swede, El Perro Del Mar. We have the dates in full and information on an upcoming remix PBJ are doing on a Depeche Mode song. More

El Perro Del Mar Sets U.S. Album Release and Supporting Tour

Love Is Not Pop Out in October, Tour in Support of Peter Bjorn and John to Follow

Jul 28, 2009

El Perro Del Mar's third full-length, Love Is Not Pop, is set to be released in the U.S. on The Control Group come October 20th, with a supporting tour to follow. More


Interviews

2017 Artist Survey: El Perro Del Mar

Sarah Assbring on #MeToo and Sexual Harassment, Trump, Her Most Disastrous Show, and How She'd Like to Be on Black Mirror

Jan 31, 2018

For Under the Radar's 15th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to the last year. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2017 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions.  More


Reviews

We Are History EP

We Are History EP

The Control Group

Feb 22, 2018

Like many of us, El Perro Del Mar's Sarah Assbring is terrified at the state of world affairs. Her newest EP, We Are History, enchantingly asks, "What can we do to improve things?" She might not have the answers, but with an electronic tabla box in hand, she makes searching for them a far less stressful process. More

Pale Fire

Pale Fire

The Control Group

Nov 16, 2012

Sarah Assbring (who performs as El Perro Del Mar) is an expert at alchemizing melancholy into pop. But for all her dedication to the grey scale of human emotion, her previous output has varied wildly. More

El Perro del Mar and Taken By Trees at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA, March 3, 2010

March 3rd, 2010

Mar 05, 2010

The thing about opening bands is, they rarely serve their intended purpose. Sure an act comes out, plays a mini set, and endures audience neglect and outright abuse in the name of hocking a few t-shirts and EPs, but as far as serving as a delicious appetizer to the musical main course to follow? Nine times out of ten you're better off cruising the bar for attractive singles, or more practically, earplugs. Maybe that's why the combination of co-headliners El Perro del Mar and Taken by Tress make such a shockingly successful paring. Both are thoughtful female singer/songwriters from Sweden with slightly off-kilter vocals, the only question is: what took them so long? More