Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday, we deliver songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Bigger Bolder” by Love Is All from their 2010 album Two Thousand & Ten Injuries on Polyvinyl Records.
Love Is All is Sweden’s answer to post-punk indie pop. Not the dreary Nordic affair you might imagine, this Gothenburg quintet goes flat out for Two Thousand & Ten Injuries, their first album on Polyvinyl and their third full-length release overall. Despite the label change, band takes off right where the last one left us, mixing New Wave elements and classic punk guitars with modern indie rock anthems. It’s energetic music designed to get your legs moving! The band is fronted by the exceptionally talented singer Josephine Olausson, who takes the music from a scream to a lullaby all in the same breath. Even though they recorded most of the new material on their own under sparse analog conditions, it’s also arguably their most accessible release yet. Touring with a band like Japandroids lets you know they’ve got just enough street cred to pull it all off. More punk rock than indie rock, Love Is All are a band you should give a listen.
The band is currently on tour in support of their new album and recently stopped by KEXP on April 14 for a great performance, which you can listen to here. You can find other dates by visiting their website and listen to more songs on their MySpace page. For now, please enjoy the video of their first single, “Kungen,” also from the new album: