It must be related to their Nordic ancestry, but there is just something about the Scandinavian nations (and Iceland) that allow them year after year to produce otherworldly and exotic pop-rock. Sigur Ros, Bjork, First Aid Kit (though they are more identifiably rustic than deliberately alien), and most recently Of Monsters and Men, whose debut album My Head Is an Animal
should be one of the most buzzed about debuts of the spring. Swedish alt-pop band Emmecosta
are joining the ranks of their fellow Nordic colleagues with another unique spin on what pop means in the 21st century.
The single, "The Answer," is a toe-tapping, sonic delight that should please any Broken Social Scene fans who want their lyrics sung in Swedish on occasion.