Lana Del Rey covers “Blue Velvet” for H(&)M UPDATED!

Eternal Rhyme et Reason favorite Lana Del Rey covered Bobby Vinton’s “Blue Velvet” for a David Lynch -inspired advert for Swedish über retailer H&M. It’s as dark and dreamy as any of her own material. Check it out below: How can we get our hands on the full version?! UPDATE: Listen to the cover in full! Continue reading Lana Del Rey covers “Blue Velvet” for H(&)M UPDATED!

Andrej Prejic Is a Total Babe at Kanon Organic Vodka Midsummer Party

Swedish company Kanon Organic Vodka recently celebrated Midsummer with a blowout party. Mark (The Cobrasnake) Hunter snapped photos of the bash which can be found over on Facebook! Above is Australian model (by way of Bosnia and Herzegovina) Andrej Pejic, whom we’ve featured before, looking like a total babe in a flowered crown. Did you celebrate Midsummer? Did you do it with such style?! Continue reading Andrej Prejic Is a Total Babe at Kanon Organic Vodka Midsummer Party

ReR Recommends – Swedish Edition

This is the Swedish Edition of ReRR and it is probably not the last. The Swedes seem to have pop music in their blood! Roxette, The Cardigans, Ace of Base, Robyn, The Tallest Man on Earth, ceo, iamamiwhoami, First Aid Kit, Lykke Li and, of course, ABBA are more than enough reasons to listen to the wonders coming out of that country. You can listen to the semi-extended version of this playlist on Youtube here. 5. Niki & The Dove just came out with a new album called Instinct. “Tomorrow” is by far my favorite song of theirs. 4.  iamamiwhoami- “o”. … Continue reading ReR Recommends – Swedish Edition

The End of the World Never Sounded Sweeter!

Swedish acoustic act Erato* made a name for themselves on youtube when they covered Robyn‘s “Call Your Girlfriend” in their (?) dining room with some empty tubs of butter. More recently though they took on Britney Spears’ (improperly named) “Till The World Ends” and it sounds good.   I’m really impressed with what they can do with tight harmonies, hand claps and a xylophone. No choreography required!   Have a listen: *The name of one of the Muses in Greek Mythology Continue reading The End of the World Never Sounded Sweeter!

New Music from Lykke Li!

(Photograph by Zara Zarichsson via Lykke Li’s Facebook page) It’s been a minute since we’ve heard new material from Lykke Li, well by herself anyway, so we were thrilled to hear “Come Near.” It doesn’t stray far from the songs on 2011’s Wounded Rhymes–which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. There’s heavy percussion and lots of chanting. Something about bon-bons, too. Have a listen: “Come Near” will appear on INGRID VOLYM 1–the first release from the Swedish super label INGRID. Here’s more about them: Ingrid was created over numerous cups of pitch black coffee at Mellqvist’s in Stockholm: a place where tall … Continue reading New Music from Lykke Li!