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free music friday: thus:owls
February 5, 2010, 1:12 pm
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‘Climbing The Fjelds Of Norway’

They may not live there but with this twinkling beast of a song, Sweden’s Thus:Owls effortlessly transport us to the landscapes of their geographic neighbour. An immediate accolade is the syncopated rhythm section, which is almost experimental in its minimalism and movement, considering the pop intentions of the song. The result is pretty epic and, along with the vocals, evokes the likes of The Joy Formidable or, if we’re being crude, Björk. Chief songwriter and frontwoman Erika Alexandersson (formerly of solo project eRika) has a stunning voice that manages to be both flailing and piercingly resonant, endearing us with an accented melody that moves and morphs without glitch. ‘Climbing The Fjelds Of Norway’ is a beautiful, beautiful song. Thus:Owls’ debut album, Cardiac Malformations is out on March 1; if this song is anything to go by, look forward to a whole forest full of enchanted treats. MP3 after the jump.

FREE MP3: Thus:Owls, ‘Climbing The Fjelds Of Norway’

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