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ARTIST
TITLE
Bandages For The Heart
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
TR 147CD TR 147CD
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RELEASE DATE
5/12/2009

This is the second full-length release by Sweden's Lacrosse. Their debut album This New Year Will Be For You and Me had the critics using words like "euphoric," "perky" and "sunshine pop." On the follow-up, the six-piece pop combo teamed up with acclaimed Swedish producer Jari Haapalainen (The Concretes, Ed Harcourt, Moneybrother, The International Noise Conspiracy, etc.) to create an opus with no less euphoria, but a lot more edge. "Lacrosse's music sounds as if it's being performed by children, but written for adults who stumble their way through life," explains Haapalainen. Recorded at the legendary Studio Gröndal in Stockholm, Bandages For The Heart reveals a heavier and darker side of Lacrosse. With traces of disco, punk, flamenco, synth-pop and Krautrock, the album will have you bouncing on the brightest lit dancefloor and crying in the darkest corner, all in the span of 37 minutes. During their extensive European tour in 2008, Lacrosse also gained a reputation for being an explosive live act. This is no less apparent on tracks such as "It's Always Sunday Around Here," "Come Back Song #1," and the upcoming single "We Are Kids." Sounding very much at times like a Swedish Arcade Fire, theirs is a thoroughly modern sound with an enthusiastic, infectious, boy-girl pop vibe that will have you snapping gum and lighting fires.