As I’ve said before, KEXP rocks.

Latest find, courtesy of KEXP’s live performances podcast, which recorded them at SXSW, is a Danish band called Under Byen. They remind me of the Sugarcubes crossed with Sigur Rós – and not just because they sing in Danish, which is as incomprehensible to me as Icelandic, but because they create beautiful, atmospheric, alternative pop songs.

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The NPR Sessions page also lists the setlist from the SXSW show – with free machine translations in parenthesis:

  • “Den Her Sang Hangler Om At Fa Det Bedste Ud Af Det” (The Here Song Propensity About That Fa That Good Forth From That)
  • “Heftig”(Violent)
  • “Tindrer” (Tindrer?)
  • “Af Samme Stof Som Stof” (To the Same Effect Body That Body)
  • “Film Og Omvendt”(Movie and Vice-Versa)