Joining indie-pop brethren Architecture in Helsinki and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (not to mention Of Montreal), Sweden's Loney Dear has signed to Polyvinyl Records to release its upcoming LP, Dear John, due Jan. 27.
For Loney Dear (formerly Loney, Dear but now gone the comma-less way of TV on the Radio's Dear Science), Dear John will be the follow-up to the one-two punch of 2006's much-adored Loney, Noir (no retroactive comma-retraction yet for the album) and 2007's re-released Sologne.
And it seems, based on the stream of opener "Airport Surroundings," Loney-leader Emil Svanängen will be riding the band's folkish swell into some new synth territory with help from his merry band of Swedes. Ride it, in fact, right into the U.S. for a set of tour dates in New York this December before extending the travels through the early part of 2009.
Listen to "Airport Surroundings" from Dear John:
Dear John tracklist:
1. Airport Surroundings
2. Everything Turns to You
3. I Was Only Going Out
4. Harsh Words
5. Under a Silent Sea
6. I Got Lost
11. Dear John
Oh dear! Loney Dear with Dear John in New York before the new year:
10 - New York, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge
12 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ The Bell House
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