Astropol is the stellar constellation of Bjorn Yttling (Lykke Li, Primal Scream, Peter Bjorn and John), Bebban Stenborg (Shout Out Louds) and Smash (Stockholm indie underground visionaire)
The three found themselves in agreement over an unnecessary sparseness of electric guitars in contemporary musical landscapes and an equally puzzling scarceness of female singers labeled crooners throughout rock history. Staring at pictures of Suicide and Willy De Ville the trio wrote a body of traditional love songs orbiting round and around Stenborg’s obsession with the concept of a weaker sex, Smash’s delectable knack for dumbed down ditties and Yttling’s infamously harsh approach to all things lovely. The result is an album of passion nullified, northern comfort and the devastating banality of being lonesome.
Astropol is the shooting star no one ever wished on and their offering is a soundtrack to the time of night when all the happy couples have gone home.
Astropol – The Spin We’re In
Out December 4th via INGRID