good morning! so recently i fell in love with swedish band peter bjorn & john (join them on myspace) and their smash hit single young folks…it’s one of those songs that once it’s in your head…you can’t seem to escape it! (especially that sweet whistling part!) today their third album writer’s block lands in the states and to celebrate the occasion i have three copies of the album up for grabs! all you have to do is email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the answer to this two part question…what’s the name of the guest female vocalist on ‘young folks’ & what band is she from? i’ll update the post once i have three winners and please make sure to check out all the links below – there’s tons of fun peter bjorn & john goodies to watch & listen to! popbytes over & out for now…good luck!
UPDATE congrats to popbytes readers patrick, sean, and cathy who all correctly answered victoria bergsman from the concretes…each person gets a copy of ‘writer’s block’ – stay tuned i’ll be having some more toss outs soon!
† listen to ‘young folks’ (.mp3)
† watch the ‘young folks’ video (windows)
† stream their album ‘writer’s block’
† watch an interview with the band on the DL
† watch the band play on ‘conan o’brien’
Sweden’s Peter Bjorn And John seem to have an endless vat of sparkling melodies at their disposal. The whistle-laden “Young Folks” is quite possibly the catchiest and most captivating pop song you’ll hear all year. The track features bongos, shakers, and a bassline that would make The Partridge Family Band proud. Having already garnered acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, it was named one of the top 5 songs of 2006 by Pitchfork and the NME.