Lykke Li For Fall U.S. Tour

 

 

Mad about the girl:
Swedish pop sensation as featured in the June BLURT.

By Fred Mills

 

Swedish non-diva Lykke Li has announced a pair of August
shows for NYC and L.A. in August to be followed by
a full US
tour this October/November.  The acclaimed songbird’s debut album, Youth Novels arrives August 19
on LL Recordings (yes, the LL stands for Lykke Li). Meanwhile, she toured the U.S. earlier this year with El Perro Del Mar and “captivated”
audiences, employing
drums, acoustic guitar and bass, a sole keyboard and
a necklace full of percussion — fans were reportedly dancing in the aisles.

 

Here’s the scoop on Li and the album from her handlers:

 

“Joining a few of the dots between Feist, Peter, Bjorn and
John, and Robyn, 22 year-old Lykke Li has been winning over audiences across the globe with her very own strain of
otherworldly minimalist pop music.  A master of subtle delivery, leftfield
arrangements, lovelorn beauty and undeniable brilliance, Lykke Li’s songs transcend genre,
anchored by her diverse influences which range from everything from Dr. John to
A Tribe Called Quest to Madonna.  Youth Novels, produced by Peter,
Bjorn and John’s Bjorn Yttling, casts a spell immediately upon first listen,
resulting in wildfire acclaim in Lykke
Li’s
native Sweden
and the UK (where the record
was just released), with America
quickly following suit.”

 

Meanwhile, cast your eyes to page 26 of the June issue of
our digital magazine where we sing the praises of Likke Li. “Just when we’d
gotten Peter Björn and John’s “Young Folks” out of your head,” writes Erich
Schumacher-Rasmussen, “along comes Lykke Li’s “Little Bit,” another insidiously
catchy, deceptively simple Swedish earworm to drive us mad.”

 

Lykke Li Tour
Dates:

8/25/08           Los
Angeles, CA @ Hotel Café
8/28/08           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
11/1/08           San
Francisco, CA @ Independent

 

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