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Premiere: Angelica’s Elegy Mixtape (Trondheim Calling Edition)

Jan 29-31 in Trondheim, Norway

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Music discovery = fun, right? Thankfully, before our trip to Norway to check out Trondheim Calling, local band Angelica’s Elegy has taken it upon themselves to educate us about their country’s music scene. There’s also a few international picks such as Under the Radar favorites Beach House, Foxygen, and Deerhunter—just to keep their mixtape culturally balanced.

Here’s what the band had to say about their choice of tunes.

“The first seven tracks are some of our Norwegian favorites and friends whom we would like to share with you.

Ivan Ave is one of the prime MC’s in Norway today, only collaborating with the finest producers, in this case alongside the jazzy vibes of “Mndsgn.” Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson is the most underestimated band in the Norwegain indie-scene, and flicking through their catalogue is nothing less than astonishing. This song is the first song on their great self-titled album. Jaga Jazzist has been one of the most progressive and original bands in Norway throughout their 20 year career. Hats off. Snøskred is one of our good friends, and we’re still enjoying their debut album and eagerly anticipating their next, and that certainly goes for Dråpe as well! Odd Loves to Dance is our drummers band where he gets to play guitar solos. Lovely stuff. Todd Terje is just silly, crazy and fun. Synthesizer magic. Broen is friends of ours (“Iris” is their first single, and also first music video), and their debut album is due this February. Farao (soon to release debut album) and Lumikide (soon to release debut EP) are also friends and great bands from our dear homeland.

Foxygen’s album We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic is a study in how to nail the beautiful soundscapes of the late 60’s/early 70’s but twisting it all in a fresh, new way. Broadcast has been one of our biggest influences with their “neo-psych/lo-fi indie-electronic” vibes, with James Cargill’s exquisite production and Trish Keenan’s beautiful compositions, melodies and vocals. Innerspeaker, Tame Impala’s first album, gave us a weird feeling of unknown kinship through their perfect retro sounds and spacious and colorful arrangements. This song is an instrumental, but the Lennon-esque feeling given thru Kevin Parkers vocals is spot on. Beach House’s debut album is one of the most perfectly grainy, lo-fi, sparkling pieces of indie-pop there is, accurately exemplified in “Saltwater.” Microcastle/Weird Era Cont. is Deerhunters so far best album, even though their catalog is really, really good. One of the definite stayers.

The last track is a demo version of a song from the Broadcast album Tender Buttons from ‘05 and gives a sense of how simplicity sometimes reinforces good songs, relying on a core that is just right. Really good stuff from the late Trish Keenan (rest in peace).”

Be sure to check out our previous entries in the Trondheim Calling series from The Fjords and Carnival Kids. For those of you joining us in Norway, start planning your personal your festival schedule here. Listen to more Angelica’s Elegy on the band’s Soundcloud page.






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