Lykke Li's Debut LP Youth Novels Hits the States August 19
The day we've all been anxiously waiting for is around the corner. Youth Novels, the greatly anticipated debut release from Lykke Li, hits the States August 19. Having already garnered much attention surrounding the Little Bit EP (released May 2008), Lykke Li is sure to please critics and fans alike with Youth Novels.
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"She just may be the perfect barometer of what makes the chic style
of quirky artistic sensibility and perfect hooks of Swedish indie pop
- Fader Magazine
"She's got the charming eccentricity of Regina Spektor and the confident cool of M.I.A."
"One of the best pop albums in ages. Irresistible, in all senses."
- Dazed & Confused
"Youth Novels showcases the best skewed-pop since Robyn."
- The Times
"Imagine The Neptunes remixing 'Joe le taxi' as performed by Peter, Bjorn & John... Simple but sensational."
"...it seldom gets better than Lykke Li's delightful debut."
- Word Magazine
Recorded with Bjorn Yttling (of Peter Bjorn and John fame) over the last 10 months, Youth Novels
weaves its way through 14 perfectly-realized chapters. You'll hear
harpsichords, flutes, and theremins throughout the album but you'll
also hear Lykke Li's magnificently brittle, candy
coated vocals. The record is like a well-thumbed paperback which falls
open again and again on the same pages: love, loneliness, frustration,
and obsession - the chronicles of Lykke Li's life so far, told with unusual honesty.
It includes recent hit "Little Bit" (released May 2008), continues with the punchy throb of "I'm Good, I'm Gone," whose video is already making waves around the internet, and brilliant songs like reluctant breakup anthem "Breaking It Up," "Let It Fall," and "Hanging High."
Throughout, there's a sense of momentum and a pursuit of some
unobtainable goal. "I don't think I'll ever be satisfied and calm," Lykke Li admits. "Even now I wonder how I'm going to live a whole lifetime, feeling how I do now..."
New Lykke Li Tour Dates!!
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Lykke Li will be returning to North America for select shows in Los Angeles and New York, followed by a tour to support the release of Youth Novels. As anybody who has already seen her can attest, Lykke Li shows are very special. You will be hearing about this tour for months to come.
08.25.08 - Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Café (SOLD OUT)
08.28.08 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
10.19.08 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
10.23.08 - Boston, MA - Paradise
10.24.08 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
10.25.08 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
10.28.08 - Vancouver, BC - Richards on Richards
10.29.08 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's
10.30.08 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
11.01.08 - San Francisco, CA - Independent
11.03.08 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
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