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JJ: High Summer

BUY HERE Joakim Benon and Elin Kastlander bring Sweden’s Midsummer to our music summer with their “High Summer” (Secretly Canadian) in a distilling vocal commitment wavering between a combination of Pan’s Labyrinth (Javier Navarrete, “Mercedes Lullaby”) and a less polite Ben Gibbard. JJ has been hurling glow-tronic pop fists since the early 90s under Gothenburg indie label, Sincerely…

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SoSo: Who’s Gonna Love Me

BUY HERE With a caustic beauty in narrative, oriental soundscapes and vocal force kicking listeners to the edge, SoSo (Sophia Somajo) drops her debut album That Time I Dug So Deep I Ended Up In China (self-produced, Do It Yourself Bitch Productions) as the dominatrix in her mise en scène. Drenched in emotion, the Swedish bombshell collages an industrial…

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Lykke Li: Get Some

Looks like it’s going to be an early holiday season with some gifting from Lykke Li, on behalf of Santa and the elves. If you’re a fan, you will most likely be so ready to “Get Some;” if you aren’t, you might want to turn off the radio for the next month or so because…