Norwegian indie darlings Highasakite have a new EP, and it’s a delicious, stripped down sparkler. The band, consisting of Ingrid Helene Håvik, Trond Bersu, Øystein Skar, Marte Eberson and Kristoffer Lo, perform four of their wonder-hits as intimate acoustic in the apt-titled Acoustic Version EP, which somehow makes each song new again. Layered, raw, and both simple and complex, we can hear everything that we may have missed the first time, like a breath of fresh air. Take a listen:

For comparison’s sake, here’s the original version of one of the acoustic-ized tracks, Samari Swords:

Also, did you catch their performance at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Norway a few days ago? We did, and they nailed it. Check out their performance at the event of the track Golden Ticket:

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