News

Aug 11, 2013

Last weekend, Gothenburg, Sweden hosted the sixth annual Way Out West Festival. We sent writer/photographer Laura Studarus and photographer Helen Boast down to cover the action. Check out their gallery featuring Taken By TreesIris DeMentPublic EnemyCat PowerJames BlakeDanny BrownLittle BootsKendrick Lamar, and Disclosure More

Watch: Taken by Trees – “Only You” Video

Seeing Through a Blind World

Apr 25, 2013

Love makes you blind to faults right? That’s the vague concept to the new Taken By Trees video.  More

Premiere: Taken By Trees Mixtape

Other Worlds Out Now via Secretly Canadian

Feb 15, 2013

When Victoria Bergsman (who makes music as Taken By Trees) agreed to contribute to our mixtape project, we didn’t know what to expect.  More

Nov 07, 2012

Last night, November 6, 2012, Jens Lekman performed at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, CA. Taken By Trees and Big Search opened the show. We sent writer/photographer Laura Studarus down to cover the action. More

New Under the Radar Rdio Playlist – October 2012

What’s in Heavy Rotation at Under the Radar’s Offices Right Now

Oct 25, 2012

Here's a new playlist we've made over at Rdio featuring some of the tracks that have been in heavy rotation in the Under the Radar offices of late. Some are artists interviewed in our last two issues, others might be interviewed in future issues, and the rest are just songs we're really into.  More

Watch: Taken By Trees - “Large” Video

Filmed Entirely on an iPad

Oct 08, 2012

Last week saw the release of Other Worlds, the latest album by Victoria Bergsman's musical project Taken By Trees. More

Stream Taken By Trees’ “Other Worlds”

Album Out October 2 Via Secretly Canadian

Sep 27, 2012

Ahead of its October 2 release date, Taken By Trees (Victora Bergsman and co.) are giving fans a taste of their third full-length, Other WorldsMore

Listen: Taken By Trees - “Large”

New Track off Forthcoming Other Lives

Sep 10, 2012

Readying the release of her upcoming LP Other Worlds Victoria Bergsman, aka Taken By Trees, has premiered yet another cut from the record entitled "Large." More

Aug 21, 2012

This Oct. 2, singer/songwriter Victoria Bergsman will release Other Worlds, her third full-legnth album under the moniker Taken By Trees. More

Listen: Taken By Trees “Dreams” EP

Out August 7 Via Secretly Canadian

Aug 02, 2012

On August 7, Taken By Trees (Victoria Bergsman) will release “Dreams” EP—a forerunner to her third full-length Other Worlds (out October 2 via Secretly Canadian).  More

Watch: Taken By Trees – “Dreams”

Other Worlds Out October 2 Via Secretly Canadian

Jul 26, 2012

On October 2, Victoria Bergsman will release Other Worlds, her third solo album as Taken By Trees. We’ve got the tropically-themed video for album cut, “Dreams.”  More

Taken By Trees Announces New Album “Other Worlds”

Out October 2 Via Secretly Canadian

Jun 14, 2012

On October 2, Taken By Trees (Victoria Bergsman and her collective of musicians) will return with third album, Other Worlds. More

Mar 22, 2012

FOMO. Fear Of Missing Out. At a festival the size of SXSW, the terror that someone—somewhere—might be having a better time than you is an ever-pressing concern. Well, everywhere but at Under the Radar’s three-day parties. I realize my option is somewhat suspect, seeing as they sign my paychecks, but believe me when I say that, for at least three days of the fest, there was nowhere else I would have rather been than The Flamingo Cantina in Austin, Texas. More

Check Out Photos from Thursday’s Under the Radar SXSW 2012 Day Party

Including Chairlift, Bear in Heaven, Taken by Trees, Com Truise and More

Mar 19, 2012

Check out photos from Thursday's Under the Radar SXSW 2012 Day Party including shots of ChairliftBear in HeavenTaken by TreesCom TruiseZambriSlow Club, and Choir of Young Believers More

Taken By Trees – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Under the Radar's SXSW Parties Kick Off March 14 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 07, 2012

On March 15 Under the Radar will host the second of three free SXSW Day parties sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Taken By Trees. More

Under the Radar Announces Three SXSW Day Parties: of Montreal to Perform The Sunlandic Twins

Lineup Also Includes Chairlift, The Drums, Reggie Watts, Deerhoof, Bear in Heaven, Youth Lagoon, La Sera, Taken By Trees, and more

Feb 29, 2012

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for its three SXSW 2012 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 14th, Thursday, March 15th, and Friday, March 16th. The Friday party, which is presented by Shure, will feature headliner of Montreal performing their beloved 2004 album The Sunlandic Twins in its entirety, the only SXSW 2012 performance of the album. The lineup also includes ChairliftThe DrumsReggie WattsDeerhoofBear in HeavenYouth LagoonLa SeraTaken By Trees, and more. More

Feb 15, 2012

Taken by Trees, otherwise known as the musical project of former Concretes frontwoman Victoria Bergsman, has announced that she has signed a deal to join the already stellar stable of artists on Secretly Canadian. More

Sep 23, 2011

What’s better than pop pleasures? How about free food and pop pleasures? Peter Bjorn and John have got you covered. Today the Swedish trio—still hot on the promotional trail for this year’s Gimme Some—announced the details of their All You Can eat LA tour. More

Taken By Trees Record Second Album in Pakistan

Ex-Concretes Singer Victoria Bergsman Traveled East of Eden

Jun 30, 2009

Victoria Bergsman is set to release her second album as Taken By Trees. Entitled East of Eden, the follow-up to 2007's Open Field is set for release on September 8th via Rough Trade. The former Concretes singer and Peter Bjorn and John collaborator ("Young Folks") recorded her new album in Pakistan with the help of local musicians. The album will come with a short film chronicling the experience of recording in Pakistan. More


Interviews

Taken By Trees

Eastern Confessions

Sep 10, 2010

Victoria Bergsman's music doesn't seem like the work of a thrill seekerher melodies float about on gossamer wingsbut when she thought of traveling to Pakistan to record East of Eden, her second album as Taken By Trees, she decided to act on it. "Where others may hesitate, I go all the way," she says from her home in Sweden. "I guess it also helps that I'm extremely curious and stubborn." More


Reviews

Jens Lekman at the Henry Fonda Theatre, Hollywood, CA

November 6th, 2012

Nov 07, 2012

The trick to reviewing a Jens Lekman performance isn’t properly recapping the experience, but not sounding like a blithering fan girl while doing it.

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Other Worlds

Other Worlds

Secretly Canadian

Sep 28, 2012

The best albums have an identifiable feel. They're records acting as cohesive statements, strung together by some unquantifiable mood. More

Under the Radar SXSW Party Recap: Niki & The Dove, The Drums, Chairlift, of Montreal and More

Mar 23, 2012

FOMO. Fear Of Missing Out. At a festival the size of SXSW, the terror that someone—somewhere—might be having a better time than you is an ever-pressing concern. Well, everywhere but at Under the Radar’s three-day parties. I realize my option is somewhat suspect, seeing as they sign my paychecks, but believe me when I say that, for at least three days of the fest, there was nowhere else I would have rather been than Under the Radar's three day parties at The Flamingo Cantina in Austin, Texas. 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