An album that we forgot about in our enormous '09 post was Dear John by Loney, Dear, the Swedish artist Emil Svanängen. Loney, Dear's previous album Loney, Noir, originally self-released in '05 until it was re-issued by Sup Pop in '07, was the breakthrough for him into the indie scene. Judging from the couple of songs I've heard of Dear John, I think it will be worth at least a once-through. To give you a taste of what he sounds like, I'm posting the song "I am John." I should warn you that this song finds ways of getting stuck in your head because it's just down right infectious. In fact, last semester I had this song stuck in my head for about two weeks, walking to and from classes with just this playing on my iPod. It can get that bad.
Loney, Dear - I am John
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