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Jaakko Eino Kalevi (FI) – “People in the Centre of the City”

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Finnish artist Jaakko Eino Kalevi has been releasing music in some form or another for over a decade now, but full-length albums by him are relatively infrequent occasions. This Friday, he’ll release his newest, Out of Touch, via Weird World, the Domino Records imprint that also released his 2015 self-titled album. “People in the Centre of […]

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Tuomo & Markus (FI) – “Vanity Blinds”

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Happy album release day to Tuomo & Markus! The Finnish duo, whom we first encountered at SXSW 2017 and have since loved, today release their debut album, Dead Circles, via Grandpop Records. Tuomo & Markus (jazz/soul artist Tuomo Prättälä and singer-songwriter Markus Nordenstreng) are among the wave of artists not based in America that love Americana music. […]

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Tsembla (FI) – “Gravitating Bones”

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We’ve posted in the past about the greatness of Finnish avant garde ensemble Kemialliset Ystävät, but their genius goes beyond the work they do as a collective. It’s the music that their individual members make outside the fold that continues spreading the gospel of weird, wonderful sounds. That’s as clear as ever on the forthcoming release […]

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Nordic Spotlight Monthly Podcast – April 2018

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The Nordic Spotlight Monthly podcast for April 2018 is here! This time around, we’re looking ahead to albums being released this spring, including new ones from Iceage, Death By Unga Bunga, and more. Check it out here or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and take it with you everywhere. So Cool – Death By […]

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Kemialliset Ystävät (FI) – “Kuriton Painovoima”

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Don’t let the toothsome name of this Finnish musical collective throw you off the trail. Kemialliset Ystävät are the real deal. This project, led by Jan Anderzén, has been burbling and squelching around the international experimental scene since 1995, popping off on Stateside labels like Beta-lactam Ring and Secret Eye. But their latest album Siipi Empii […]

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Nordic Spotlight Monthly Podcast – March 2018

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The Nordic Spotlight Monthly Podcast is back! This time around, we are highlighting artists playing at this year’s SXSW Music Festival. Check out the stream below. Or click here to subscribe. Enjoy! PLAYLIST Idk Ariel – Shining (NO) Sassy 009 – Are You Leaving? (NO) L/O/O/N – More Time (NO) Summer Heart – We Are […]

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Nordic Spotlight Monthly Podcast – February 2018

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The Nordic Spotlight Monthly podcast has returned! Delight your day with a bevy of musical delights from Scandinavia. If you haven’t yet, be sure to subscribe to our podcast and check out past episodes over at iTunes. You can also leave us a comment or review and let us know how we’re doing. Enjoy! TRACKLIST Cats […]

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Roisto (FI) – “No Regrets”

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Our favorite Finnish “villain” Roisto is keeping the fire of our love for his electronic masterpieces red-hot with the release of the music video for his wholly satisfying, synth-sational, guitar shredding track “No Regrets”! Continuing the story that started in the video for Roisto’s track “Apart In Love,” the protagonist (dressed in a sharp Youth […]

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