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Listen: jj - “Paranoid”

New Track from the Swedish Duo

Dec 22, 2015

Swedish duo jj have shared a new song, “Paranoid.” The love song follows up the Death EP, which came out back in August via Sincerely Yours, and the other standalone song “I Wish,” which was shared last month. Their last album was 2014’s V. More

jj Announce “Death” EP and Share New Song, “Fuck It”

EP Due Out August 12 via Sincerely Yours

Aug 06, 2015

Sweden’s jj are back with a new EP. It’s entitled Death and is due out next week, August 12, via Sincerely Yours. More

Watch: JJ - “Dynasti” Video

V Out Now Via Secretly Canadian

Sep 25, 2014

Swedish duo JJ have another video from their third LP V. “Dynasti” is a stunningly cinematic vision of deserts, dancing, and burning pianos. More

Aug 26, 2014

Newly releasing their third full-length album V, Swedish duo JJ have debuted a music video for the included single “Inner Light.” More

Aug 04, 2014

On Aug. 19 Swedish pop duo JJ will release their brand new album V. More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring alt-J, Tweedy, JJ, The Rosebuds, and More

Plus New Tracks from J Mascis, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Music Go Music, Speedy Ortiz, Wampire, Chance the Rapper, Marrisa Nadler, Foxes in Fiction, and Others

Aug 01, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar’s weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we’ve got new songs by alt-J (remixed by clipping.), Tweedy, JJ, The Rosebuds, J Mascis, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Music Go Music, Speedy Ortiz (covering Sibylle Baier), Wampire, Chance the Rapper (covering the theme song to ‘90s cartoon Arthur), Marrisa Nadler (covering Leonard Cohen), Foxes in Fiction, Terry Malts, Literature, Kamp!, Kate Boy, Purling Hiss, and more. More

Listen: JJ – “Dean & Me”

V Is Due Out August 19 on Secretly Canadian/Sincerely Yours

Jul 30, 2014

“Dean & Me” is the starry new track from Swedish duo JJ. More

Watch: JJ – “All White Everything” Video

V Is Due Out August 19 on Secretly Canadian/Sincerely Yours

Jun 11, 2014

JJ continue the vibe of their V album trailer with a monochromatic video for lead single “All White Everything.” More

Listen: JJ – “All White Everything”

V is out August 19 on Sincerely Yours/Secretly Canadian

May 29, 2014

We all saw JJ’s decadent album trailer, right? More

Watch a Trailer For JJ’s New Album “V”

V is Out August 19 on Secretly Canadian/Sincerely Yours

May 15, 2014

JJ’s new album V was first introduced to us a year ago, but it’s only now that we’re getting some concrete details about the Swedish duo’s next release. More

Watch: jj – “My Boyz” Video

Mimes and Glitter, Oh My!

Dec 26, 2013

“This is not a commercial. This is not a single. This is not a cry for help. It just, he dumped me on the phone, I feel so dumb.” Thus starts the video for new jj single (Er…excuse us—song) “My Boyz.” More

jj Announce New Album, “V”

Share New Song "Fågelsången"

Jun 21, 2013

Releasing a few impromptu singles and a free EP over the past several years Swedish pop duo jj have announced the release of their newest LP, V. More

Download a Free jj Ep

It’ll Be a High Summer

Jun 22, 2012

Today, Sweden celebrates Midsummer—the longest day of the year. In honor of the occasion, jj has released a free EP titled High Summer. More

Apr 04, 2012

Swedish electronic pop duo jj have announced that they will release a new single, “Beautiful Life” b/w “Burn” both digitally and as a 7’’ on May 8 via Secretly Canadian. More

Aug 23, 2011

Sweden’s mystery duo jj have released a new track to the online masses this morning. More

May 16, 2011

Enigmatic Swedish duo jj have decided to give the week a proper start by releasing two new songs completely free, for no other reason than that they can. More

Watch: jj “angels”

Travelogue Video

May 10, 2011

jj recently dropped the video for “angels” a cut from last year’s Kills mixed tape. More

Dec 22, 2010

Swedish duo jj‘s brand new vid for their reimagining of T.I.‘s “Let ‘Em Talk,” takes place in two strange settings: a green, rolling hillside and a spacious old church.

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jj Re-Release jj nº 2

Out August 3rd on Secretly Canadian

Jun 25, 2010

After quietly releasing their full-length debut jj nº 2 on Sincerely Yours, jj soon found themselves surrounded by globe-wide hype. Now, in conjunction with Secretly Canadian, the Swedish band is re-releasing the album, available August 3rd on vinyl, CD and digital formats. More

Mar 22, 2010

By the third day of SXSW the lack of sleep was really catching up to us. As with the day before, we had to wake up early again to conduct a photo-shoot (three of them in fact), which again left no time for day parties. By the time the evening rolled around we were already burnt out, but still game to check out more bands. Alas, Friday offered little other than underwhelming sets, including ones by a shy Swedish duo and a surprisingly dark hyped Brooklyn band. More

Mar 22, 2010

Staff photographer and Under the Radar‘s Co-Publisher/Co-Founder, Wendy Lynch Redfern, was down in Austin, Texas for SXSW 2010. Check out a gallery of her photos from the third day of the music portion of SXSW 2010. The gallery includes photos of Band of Horses, jj, The Antlers, and The Drums. More

jj “Let Go” On New Video

Blood, and Dogs, and Smoke, oh My!

Feb 24, 2010

Mysterious Swedish band jj have released an equally mysterious video for new single “Let Go.” Check it out here. More




Reviews

V

Oct 28, 2014

For a band whose name and album titles are minimal, JJ traffics in a sound far more expansive. Sure, the title track introducing the album is fairly small in scope, but it gives way to the rolling percussion and strings of “Dynasti” before you know it. More

Sep 15, 2010

The singing is simply pleasant, the lyrics, banal (sample: “It takes you down at the speed of sound/when you’re on the ground you never think that you’ll get up”), and the instrumentals float in and out as though tinged by that mysterious leaf that is on the cover (Hint: it aint’ oregano). So what exactly makes jj’s debut album jj nº 2 (recently released by new home, Secretly Canadian) so darn appealing? More

Mar 22, 2010

By the third day of SXSW the lack of sleep was really catching up to us. As with the day before, we had to wake up early again to conduct a photo-shoot (three of them in fact), which again left no time for day parties. By the time the evening rolled around we were already burnt out, but still game to check out more bands. Alas, Friday offered little other than underwhelming sets, including ones by a shy Swedish duo and a surprisingly dark hyped Brooklyn band. More

Mar 17, 2010

jj jumped onto everyone’s radar last year with nº 2, yet somehow they remain elusive. What we do know: Joakim Benon and Elin Kastlander craft dreamy pop tunes with heavy doses of Balearic house music, cavernous reverb, and the great melodic sense that seems intrinsic to Swedes. More