Last night found diehard Euro psychrock fans, internet music geeks, Other Music sales people and itinerant magazine editors at the Living Room for a special acoustic set by Dungen frontman, Gustav Ejstes. Armed only with a guitar, violin and his gal pal on strings, Ejstes played a handful of NPR-worthy traditional Swedish folktunes (shout to the folkhögskola) and acoustic versions of songs from the current album, Ta Det Lungt.
Some people had never seen Ejstes perform live in hairtossing, Prell-like splendor-flesh and though we love to love him on principle, this was sort of the high school version of the action movie, i.e., we lost a little in translation. Dungen the Band usually performs with guitar, bass, drums, rhythm guitar, organ and ball-huggingly tight jeans and needless to say, we missed all of them. Lucky for the world, catch the whole burrito on tour this summer with a freebie stop at the Siren festival this July.