El Perro Del Mar

Label: Hybris
Genre: Pop

Sarah Assbring is a Swedish woman, from the very musical city of Gothenburg, who records as El Perro Del Mar (which translates to "The Dog of the Sea"). I don't think "ass" means the same thing to the Swedes as it does to us Americans, but nonetheless, she has the voice of a person who has been through... something. This pick definitely falls into the "3hive better late than never" collection, since her album has been making the rounds for some time now and before the album she was collaborating with Jens Lekman, but its time now. High time. El Perro Del Mar is all about keeping it a little offbeat--she has a non-traditional voice (haunted, a little rough, singing like she's *this close* to a breakdown even when she's singing "lalalalala"), she's old school in a way that not many are these days and she named herself "El Perro Del Mar"--but she's also really tethered to the ideal of making music that people want to, and love to, listen to. Bonus points for the sweetest little animated music video that side of the Atlantic. Seriously, I dare you not to like this video. I double. dog. dare. you.

God Knows (You've Gotta Give to Get) [MP3, 4.6MB, 160kbps]
It's All Good [MP3, 4.1MB, 192kbps]

www.elperrodelmar.com
www.myspace.com/elperrodelmar
www.hybrism.com

Posted by lisa on 02.28.07 | Buy from Amazon, Insound
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