For a while there, it looked as if the Swedes were going to rule the world. From the creepiness of the Knife to the effusive pop of Air France to the hushed tones of José González, the Nordic country seemed to have it all (along with good health care!).
Lykke Li has actually spent a decent chunk of time in Portugal and Nepal and India, according to her bio at Le Poisson Rouge, where she'll be playing tonight. But she definitely has Swedish cred, with Björn of Peter Björn and John producing her first album, a nice mix of acoustic and electronic.
The show's sold out, but since she just announced her second album, Wounded Rhymes, out March 1 in the U.S., expect a return.
Video for "I'm Good I'm Gone" below. Also check out the Friendly Fires cover.
Update: There's a review and photo set up at Spin and some gorgeous photos and a writeup at BrooklynVegan.