Tagged: Service


Interview: Jens Lekman

Jens Lekman, the great songwriter from Sweden, came to New York last month in support of his third album, I Know What Love Isn’t, out now. After he played a few songs for FADER TV, … read more »

POSTED October 31, 2012 10:04AM IN MUSIC INTERVIEWS TAGS: , , ,

By the Numbers: Service

In By The Numbers, FADER looks at a big record release and breaks it down in basic digits. In FADER #82, we actually took on a record label: Gothenberg, Sweden’s Service, which, with 19 albums … read more »

POSTED October 23, 2012 12:30PM IN BY THE NUMBERS TAGS: , , , , , ,


Four years ago my friend Kevin and I went on a trip to La Paz, the capital city of Baja Del Sur, Mexico. It’s difficult to get there direct, so we flew into Los Cabos … read more »

POSTED October 8, 2012 12:00AM IN BACK ISSUES, ISSUES Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Video: Jens Lekman, “I Know What Love Isn’t”

In a live performance of his new album’s title track, “I Know What Love Isn’t,” for the Guardian last month, Sweden’s most poignant troubadour Jens Lekman explained the song’s unusual genesis: This song is about … read more »

POSTED August 10, 2012 10:45AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,

Stream: The Embassy, “Roundkick”

Last September, The Embassy, leaders of the past decade in Swedish pop and one of the era’s few great bands still in tact, released a collection of rarities and B-sides, a house-cleaning which could’ve either … read more »

POSTED June 11, 2012 5:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,

Interview: Ikons

Next month, the beloved Swedish label Service will release Life Rhythms, the second LP by their most straightforward rock group, Ikons. The band’s members have fluctuated over the years, but Ikons always stays large, like … read more »


Video: Ikons, “Sister”

On the heels of their recent 10-year anniversary compilation, Service has released a new video for Gothenburg’s Ikons, cleverly edited from footage of the incredible flying nuns from Riff Raff fan Harmony Korine’s film, Mister … read more »

POSTED March 28, 2012 12:30PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , , ,

Download Service’s 10-Year Anniversary Compilation

One of the past decade’s secretly most influential labels, Service, home to impossible-to-appreciate-enough drivers of the experimental pop sea change like The Tough Alliance, The Embassy and Jens Lekman, celebrates their tenth anniversary with a … read more »

POSTED March 13, 2012 2:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , , , ,

If You Love Swedish Pop, This is Your New Homepage

Some of us (no need to name names) are mildly obsessed with Swedes and their music, specifically the incredible incubator that is Gothenburg, home to The Tough Alliance, jj, Air France, The Embassy, Love Is … read more »

POSTED April 21, 2010 6:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (4) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , ,