Howdy. From a very recent Spotify update comes the latest album by Spanish indie-pop band Mittens. Thanks to On The Spot for the recommendation. Enjoy!

(Note: Once again the next project update will happen late tonight.)


Mittens – Deer Park Mirage


14. Heavy


Good evening. It’s time for another part of the 2010 Mega Project. Tonight we take a look at some of the heavier stuff. Enjoy!

Enemy Of The Sun. A creative mix of thrash and progressive metal.

Enemy Of The Sun

Enemy Of The Sun – Caedium

Moon Duo. No metal here, but rather some rather intense and rather heavy neo-psychedelic drone rock.

Moon Duo

Moon Duo – Escape

Kvelertak. Black metal, hardcore and rock ‘n’ roll in an explosive mix. With 1258 Facebook likes it’s probably not new to any one of you though.


Kvelertak – Kvelertak

The Sword. Epic stoner metal from Austin,Texas.

The Sword

The Sword – Warp Riders

Witchery. The dynamic speed/thrash metal from this Swedish super group will quite possibly blow you away.


Witchery – Witchkrieg

Hi. This compilation, featuring songs by experimental electronic music pioneer Bruce Haack, is a very recent addition to the Spotify library. Enjoy!

(Note: I’m busy today, which means the next 2010 Mega Project update will happen late tonight.)

Bruce Haack

Bruce Haack – Farad: The Electric Voice

13. Pop Music B


Howdy folks. It’s time for another part of the 2010 Mega Project. The title says it all today. Enjoy!

Pepper Rabbit. Psych-pop. Review here.

Pepper Rabbit

Pepper Rabbit – Beauregard

Seeland. Organic electro-pop. Review here.


Seeland – How To Live

Sonny & The Sunsets. Indie pop. Review here.

Sonny & The Sunsets

Sonny & The Sunsets – Tomorrow Is Alright

Spectrals. Retro/surf pop. Review here.


Spectrals – A Spectrals Extended Play

The Crookes. Indie pop. Review here.

The Crookes

The Crookes – Dreams Of Another Day

The Smiles and Frowns. Quirky retro/psych pop. Review here.

The Smiles and Frowns

The Smiles and Frowns – The Smiles and Frowns

Hey there. The new album by Yellow Ostrich has just been added to the Spotify library. Genre: experimental folk/rock. Enjoy!

Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich – The Mistress

Hello again. It’s day 12 of the 2010 Mega Project and four more singer-songwriters are ready for your attention. Once again each presentation will be a quote from a review. Enjoy!

Pieta Brown. “This is music with a sense of place more than an urge of destination. We could go somewhere but let’s sit on the porch enjoying the breeze blowing through the screen door.” (review)

Pieta Brown

Pieta Brown – One And All

Samantha Crain. “Like a prairie-bred, meat-and-potatoes Joanna Newsom, Crain’s vocals are quivering, emotive and visceral.” (review)

Samantha Crain

Samantha Crain – You (Understood)

Sebastian Blanck. “Co-produced with Jorge Elbrecht of Violens, the album has a warm, wide-open atmosphere reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel and, with the help of the female vocalists, the Mamas & the Papas (adding to the effect, Blanck often doubles his own vocal track).” (review)

Sebastian Blanck

Sebastian Blanck – Alibi Coast

The Bear That Wasn’t. “Give him a listen, and I think you’ll end up with a smile on your face. Or a tear in your eye. Either way, you’ll be moved.” (review)

The Bear That Wasn't

The Bear That Wasn’t – And So It Is Morning Dew

Le Futur Pompiste


Hi. Here is a new pop album from the latest Spotify update. Enjoy Le Futur Pompiste!

Le Futur Pompiste

Le Futur Pompiste – Le Futur Pompiste

11. Beats


Hey. The 2010 Mega Project continues. Today we dive into the vast electronic genre. Each album presentation will again consist of a quote from a review. Enjoy!

(And please keep subscribing to the 2010 Mega Project playlist!)

Copy. “Hard Dream’s solar system is chock-full of squiggling synth melodies, chiming keys, crisp funk beats, and an overall mood of controlled jubilation.” (review)


Copy – Hard Dream

Darkstar. “If Sufjan Stevens and Fleet Foxes are able to give credibility and respect to pop music today the way the Beatles, the Kinks, and others did before them, then Darkstar has the potential to join the ranks of other seminal artists who have given electronic music a deeper dimension.” (review)


Darkstar – North

Eleven Tigers. “Clouds is the aural canvas that captures the shadowy essence of humanity; a fluttering eyelash, a shy smile, a pale hand delicately brushing willowy hair away from shining eyes.” (review)

Eleven Tigers

Eleven Tigers – Clouds Are Mountains

Nedry. “Experienced as a whole, Condors is a multi-course meal that features some familiar dishes and some foreign with ingredients that require a bit of acclimation–but they’re all delicious.” (review)


Nedry – Condors

Teielte. “This is a concise work by an artist who is not scared of using distorted bleeps, bits and cut-ups to create very melodic, smoothly flowing and tasty music cocktail with great synths and catchy basslines.” (review)


Teielte – Homeworkz

Hello again. The 2010 Mega Project is now at the halfway point. From the title you can see that this is the second part with “high profile” releases that I for different reasons didn’t write about earlier this year. Most of these should already be familiar to you. Enjoy!

Straight-forward happiness and a certain quirkiness are the two factors that make Welsh psychedelic pop/glam rock band Race Horses stand out from the rest of the pack.

Race Horses

Race Horses – Goodbye Falkenburg

Alt-country singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne should be no stranger to you. However, her latest album, one of her best efforts, did somehow manage to slip below my radar back in September.

Shelby Lynne

Shelby Lynne – Tears, Lies and Alibis

Experimental rock band Swans released their first album in 14 years earlier this year and it was a good one.


Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky

The refined garage rock of The Fresh & Onlys impressed both listeners and critics a couple of months ago.

The Fresh & Onlys

The Fresh & Onlys – Play It Strange

The ultra hyped pop/rock band Vampire Weekend followed up their superb first album with a second one that didn’t quite live up to the hype, in my not so humble opinion. But in the end it was actually not too shabby. The reason I didn’t write about it before was because the label decided to delay sending it to Spotify while making it available for free streaming at other places…

Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend – Contra

Hey. The pleasant new album by indie folk band Breathe Owl Breathe was added for Swedish* listeners today. Read this review and enjoy!

(*It was probably already available in some other regions before today.)

Breathe Owl Breathe

Breathe Owl Breathe – Magic Central