Posted by: Brian | May 6, 2008

Put on the Playlist: Lykke Li

5/7 UPDATE – RCRD LBL has a new Lykke remix up for free (h/t gorilla vs bear)

Its been a while since I’ve done a Put on the Playlist, but this is quite fitting as her first album Youth Novels is being released in the US today on May 6th.

Lykke Li is a Swedish singer who first started tearing up the music blogs back in the second half of last year with songs like Little Bit and Tonight – in October Stereogum listed her as an artist to watch. I’ve seen her described as powdered-sugar pop; I’m not sure what that is or what it means but I like it.

Lykke’s voice is cute, but she’s got some powerful dance moves accompany it. Her tunes are immediately catchy and based on her videos I’m guessing she’s pretty money live. Sux she’s not swinging thru DC on her currently US tour. Be sure to check out a few of her videos and upcoming tour dates below. You can also find her song tonight on her website here.

Little Bit:

Two more vids and concert dates below the fold:

I’m Good, I’m Gone

Dance Dance Dance

And here are her upcoming US shows (via MySpace):

May 6 2008 8:00P
Johnny Brendas w El Perro del Mar Philadelphia
May 7 2008 8:00P
Joes Pub w/ El Perro del Mar New York
May 8 2008 8:00P
Bowery Ballroom w/ El Perro del Mar New York
May 9 2008 8:00P
Middle East w/ El Perro del Mar Boston
May 10 2008 8:00P
Lambi w/ El Perro del Mar Montreal
May 11 2008 8:00P
Mod Club w/ El Perro del Mar Toronto
May 12 2008 8:00P
Schubas w/ El Perro del Mar Chicago
May 14 2008 8:00P
The Red Room w/ El Perro del Mar Vancouver
May 15 2008 8:00P
Triple Door w/ El Perro del Mar Seattle
May 16 2008 8:00P
Doug Fir w/ El Perro del Mar Portland
May 18 2008 8:00P
Bimbos w/ El Perro del Mar San Fransisco
May 19 2008 8:00P
El Rey w/ El Perro del Mar Los Angeles

And if you’d like to see how she does live check out this live performance of Little Bit on Jools Holland via Stereogum (also be sure to check out the I’m Good, I’m Gone remix they have too):



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