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!

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- Marion Hodges


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