Earlier, I went out on a limb and said that I thought that this was going to be my favorite album of the year. I’m still getting through a backlog of albums, EPs, and other new releases, but it has so far been at the top of my list.
While the singles StarMachine2000 and SommarfÃ¥gel are my favorite songs from the album, the whole thing is incredible and well worth listening to. I am currently waiting for the vinyl release, but at $16 USD including shipping for a CD full of great tunes, with the money going directly into the hands of the band, it is hard to find a better deal than that.
Here’s another of my favorite songs of the set: Biking Is Better:
Here’s a live performance of SommarfÃ¥gel:
If you’re in Europe over the next month or so, you have a great opportunity to take a slight detour for a concert or two. Now is a great time to catch a band in smaller venues before they get too popular and move on to stadiums. Judging by the energy of crowd, it sounds like Wintergatan puts on an incredible show.