From 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![audio:http://blogs.kcrw.com/musicnews/audio/09ChristmasInJuly.mp3]
– Marion Hodges