Investigating Detektivbyrån

Move over ABBA; I have a new favorite Swedish band. Detektivbyrån is a folk/electronic Swedish trio with a penchant for whimsical arrangements and Amelie-inspired melodies. Like a music box gone wild, their instrumentals balance the sprightly tinkling of glockenspiel, bells, and toy piano with a boisterous accordion and occasional synthesizer. This video captures the band performing “Generation Celebration” from their latest album, Wermland.

(Found via Lauralee and Squeezytunes)

6 Comments:

  1. Haha, this is absolutely excellent in so many ways.

  2. I just bought the album, these guys are amazing!

  3. Detektivbyrån in my heart forever! I’m so proud of being swedish!

  4. These guys are awesome!

  5. that was cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i loved it, thank you, bob

  6. Cool!~Sounds like the spawn of Erik Satie and ’80s ambient/techno, with accordion riffs adding retro romance. I love DB for making 25 complete tracks-not clips-available to their listeners, who obviously love them–as the fan art section attests! Hope they come to the States.