Sunday, June 04, 2006

Mando Diao

I'm about four years late on these guys but what the hell, I still have the rest of my life to enjoy their searing bluesy yet soulful garage rock. Plus, I haven't posted about a band from Sweden in a few weeks.

Mando Diao released their kick-ass debut Bring 'Em In back in 2002. Somewhere along the way, I must have picked up a couple of their tunes because they started popping up on my iPod and grabbing my attention.

I got the disc a few weeks ago and despite a few blunders when they try to slow things down, it's a fun album. It leaves you with the feeling of a tiny cramped sweaty club with Mando Diao just ripping it up on stage with their guitars and organ and the crowd bouncing off the walls after being whipped to a frothy frenzy.

Mando Diao | Lady
Mando Diao | Sheepdog

Video for "Sheepdog" can be streamed here.
Video for "Paralyzed" can be streamed here.

By the way, if you follow the link for Bring 'Em In, you can get another free Mando Diao download from Insound.


wooten said...


Flatlander said...

Wooten must be a Swede and Swedes must see their pop rockers as their troops. That's the only way that comment could make sense.