Ocean Tango: Artist You Should Know

Ocean TangoFrom KCRW DJ Marion Hodges:

Towards the end of the year, I came upon a beguiling record called the Ocean Tango from an artist of the same name.

It’s a collaboration between indiepop’s most elegant/eccentric lounge lizard Louis Phillipe, and Swedish pop band Testbild!

The result is something like an alternate universe Lawrence Welk show; lush, and sentimental, but at the same time challenging and thought provoking.

Every instrument is perfectly placed, and the lyrics serve to turn the songs into poetry set to music; elegant stories or abstract musings. A record as unique and beautiful as this one doesn’t come around too often and it’s cause for celebration.

Stream their song “Christmas in July” below!

Marion Hodges


  1. Danny
    January 7, 2011, 5:40 am

    Ocean Tango can be obtained from: http://oceantango.bandcamp.com