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Video: The Embassy, “I-D”

Better to die on your feet than live on your knees—the chorus/mantra of Swede gods of emotional pop The Embassy’s single “I-D”—always seemed extra-pointed re: the band’s split with their longtime label home, the now-shuttered … read more »

POSTED November 15, 2013 4:51PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: ,

Video: The Embassy, “Livin’ Is Easy”

Of “Livin’ Is Easy,” The Embassy’s Torbjörn Håkansson simply says, “This is disco.” Can’t argue with that. Past collaborator Thomas Hämén directs, working trippy visuals evoking New Order’s cover art for Technique and Power, Corruption … read more »

POSTED February 18, 2013 12:38PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Staff Selects Playlist: An Optimistic Preview of 2013

Every week, a different FADER editor compiles a playlist to highlight a new release and give you a guide to that artist’s web of influences and peers. These Staff Selects live in our Spotify app, … read more »

POSTED January 24, 2013 6:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (4) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Stream: The Embassy, “Related Artist”

The Embassy, the Swedish indie gods (to me at least) whose summer-2011 return and subsequent teases have had many seriously hankering for a proper new LP, finally announced that one is, indeed, on the way. … read more »

POSTED January 16, 2013 1:52PM IN MP3 / STREAMS 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: , , , , , ,

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: , ,

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: , , , , , ,

Kenneth Cole Reaction Re-Play Mix #4

Stream and download the fourth of four mixes in our Kenneth Cole Reaction Re-Play series. Geographically speaking, this final mix is our most globe-trotting, showcasing inspiring turns from artists from California to Nashville to Gothenburg, … read more »

POSTED October 4, 2011 2:15PM IN MP3 / STREAMS, Reaction TAGS: , , , , , , , , , ,

The Embassy, “Flipside of a Memory” MP3

Before it was re-released by Sweden’s Service in 2004, the past decade’s secret sonic directors The Embassy handed out “Flipside of a Memory” for free at a party. “Here is the way to escape your … read more »

POSTED September 6, 2011 1:27PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: ,

The Embassy, “Puttgarden” MP3

Like an actual cannonball landing on the lawn, crushing a few biennials and arriving wholly out of nowhere, “Puttgarden” ushers in the return of Swedish duo The Embassy, long dormant and never-quite-heralded-enough pioneers of the … read more »

POSTED August 22, 2011 12:20PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: ,