Friska Viljor release their newest record The Beginning of the Beginning of the End today. It can be streamed in its entirety below, an all-night, stomping brass party full of hooks and memorable refrains. It reads like a Beirut record if the descriptors "languid" and "reflective" were imediately replaced by "wide-open" and "accelerate". The lyrics deal with some incessant heartbreak, but if lead single and first track, "Larionov" is any indication, there remains a certain hope in this slow-motion emotional train wreck. Or, put another way, don't let the lyrical content get you too far down when the melodies stay floating somewhere over all of us.
Friska Viljor - The Beginning of the Beginning of the End by Cryingbob