Nerve.com recently asked KCRW DJ Anne Litt to select “5 Albums You Should Listen To” and the new album from Dungen was among her choices. While their name is tricky to pronounce, their music has caught the ears of a handful of KCRW DJs, including Anne, Mario Cotto, Jeremy Sole Chuck P and others. Check out “Soda”:
Swedish band Dungen have just made their sixth album and are on top of their game. The precision of the pop psychedelia and jazz rhythms that fill this record is extraordinary. Their sound has evolved so that their diverse influences make sense when united by big guitars, soaring pianos, and understated vocals. As a bonus, when you translate the title of the album to English, the joke is on us.
Dungen will be playing the Waved Out festival this Saturday, September 25 at The Echoplex.
Anne’s other picks are Secret Sisters, Darker My Love, Luisa Maita and Dale Earnhadt Jr Jr and you can view them all here