Kind of an interesting Swedish band They're from Gothenburg, Sweden, where Jens Lekman insists they don't have VIP lines. (Random aside: have you heard this new Lekman EP, clever but so cloying, had to take it off the iTunes.) They are described, offputtingly, as a soundtrack/circus/vaudeville band, but hold on, don't judge yet. The LP, We Know Exactly Where We Are Going, is theatrical but not affected, eccentric but not willfully odd. They use lots of instruments -- glockenspiel, stand-up bass, pots and pans, piano, melodica and, I think, clarinet -- but with unusual urgency. I've been wading through a big batch of uninspiring promos and this one is kind of fun.
There are some streams at soundcloud, which I am linking here.
Iron Train (Short) by Tapete Records
Next Stop: Horizon - We know exactly where we are going by Tapete Records