Swedish is a beautiful language, quiet as it might be kept. With it’s rolling “r”‘s, tonality and it’s quirky idioms (i.e. “not for all the milk in SmÃ¥land”, which is meant to say that there are a lot of cows in the SmÃ¥land region and many Swedes who would rather not do many things, not even for all the milk those crazy SmÃ¥land cows make). But I digress. The point is that for all the Swedish exports that we here in the states are receiving — not nearly enough of them are sung in the nation’s mother tongue. Enter Vapnet–with all the same poppy, magical goodness of their Swedish-made but English-speaking brethren, but with all the pluck and grace of the oft-maligned Swedish language. Where Peter, Bjorn and John might say ” Vapnet? Very good!”, Vapnet says (with pride) bara bra! Finally, we at the ‘Hive can’t always find you a download of our very favorite songs (oh how we try), but I would highly recommend a visit to the Vapnet myspace page where you can find a brand new track featuring the lovely Mr. Jens Lekman.

One Reply to “Vapnet”

  1. Nerdpost:
    My favourite music blog writing about one of the best bands ever singing in Swedish – cool. They’re also involved in another just as great band singing in Swedish named Sibiria.
    Downloadble at
    (press the links saying “mer info”)
    The female vocals on the track Färjemansleden is done by yet another great Swedish act singing in Swedish known as Säkert!(with the exclamation mark) She’s better know as Hello Saferide tough, where she sings in English.
    And its actually butter not milk, the Smålandians used to be known for liking butter. Dont have a clue as of why.

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