Peter Bjorn and John release new album, DC show in September

by | Jul 20, 2016 | MUSIC

Swedish indie pop sensation Peter Bjorn and John are heading to the US this fall and we are pumped to seem the return to the stage, as well as hear their new album which dropped last month.

Swedish indie pop sensation Peter Bjorn and John are heading to the US this fall and we are pumped to seem the return to the stage, as well as hear their new album which dropped last month.

It’s been about five years since the release of PB&J’s last record, 2011’s Gimme Some, which included a number of singles like “Dig a Little Deeper” and “Breaker Breaker,” both of which aimed to recapture the massive success of their breakout hit “Young Folks.”

“Young Folks” (off of 2006’s Writer’s Block) was incredibly hard to follow, though sonically I was as much a fan of their last record as much of their early work.

But this new tour also comes with a new record, Breakin’ Point, released in June of this year.

Continuing their niche of sugary-Euro pop, Breakin’ Point is reminiscent of the sound many fans fell in love with and is sure to offer an uplifting soundtrack for the remainder of the summer.

Check out the title track and first single below:

“We smashed every electric guitar on our last tour so all that was left was some vintage keyboards and a tambourine. So we bought three cheap acoustic guitars and sat down in a small room and started to write songs like 3 singer songwriters,” said the band’s John Eriksson about producing the new record, in an interview with RollingStone. “The main focus was to write classic pop songs that would sparkle even if you just sang it with a guitar or a piano. In the past we have always focused on the production and the sound of the song first. We felt like the time had come for us to try to make the perfect album that ABBA never managed to make.”

Your chance to tell the difference happens 9/24 at The Lincoln Theatre.

You can snag tickets to the show here.

Brad Kutner

Brad Kutner




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