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Swedish Meatballs #2: Kleerup by crumblymuffin
July 22, 2009, 11:43 pm
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Andreas Kleerup is a disco-loving Swede worth listening to.

READ: Swedish Meatballs #1: Familjen

I’ll be frank, until Caitlin tipped me off about Andreas Kleerup, I had no idea who this guy was.  Fortunately, our staff has its ear close to the ground on news, so when Kleerup (solo — get this, he also plays with a band called, no joke, The Meat Boys) announced the U.S. release of his well-recieved, self-titled debut, they knew about it.

His work isn’t as quirky as some of the other dance music coming out of Sweden.  Though a big fan of disco — evidenced by retro synth, cheeseball ’80s house vocals and four-to-the-floor beats all over the place — he still maintains that breezy lacksadaisical Swedish sound that makes tracks like “On My Own Again” jump out.

However, the track he does with Lykke Li, “Until I Bleed,” shows incredible range and depth that brings him head and shoulders above many producers, and comparisons to The Knife occasionally swim into my head, led by those dark synth lines.  Definitely a Swede I’ll have to keep my eyes on. Every song I’ve heard of his is great, so dive on in!

Check out his Myspace here.

–Dan Creahan


His name is Andreas Kleerup, not Marcus….

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