Pelle Carlberg - "Clever Girls"
Speaking of Swedes, this seems like as good a time as any to share a song I've been mildly obsessed with for about six months. Pelle Carlberg is a veteran of Sweden's pop scene, best known for his work with Edson. However, he's recently been concentrating on solo material. The results have been pretty killer, if I do say so myself.
My favorite track has been the ridiculously catchy "Clever Girls..." that Carlberg made available via his website last year. While one female friend of mine (hi Charity!) called the lyrics depressing and I'd like to think we men aren't quite so shallow, it's just a fun track.
Pelle Carlberg - Clever Girls Like Clever Boys Much More Than Clever Boys Like Clever Girls
If you like that, here's some more dandy stuff from Mr. Carlberg:
Pelle Carlberg - Riverbank [from Everything. Now!]
Pelle Carlberg - Go to Hell, Miss Rydell [from Everything. Now!]
Pelle Carlberg - Middleclass Kid [demo]
For more on Carlberg, see his official site. He is also, of course, on MySpace. His next album, In a Nutshell, is due out March 28. You can order his material from Labrador Records or from Amazon.