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.
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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 http://www.sibiria.se/musik.htm
(press the links saying “mer info”)
The female vocals on the track FÃ¤rjemansleden is done by yet another great Swedish act singing in Swedish known as SÃ¤kert!(with the exclamation mark) She’s better know as Hello Saferide tough, where she sings in English.
And its actually butter not milk, the SmÃ¥landians used to be known for liking butter. Dont have a clue as of why.