Thursday, January 17, 2008


Steppin’ out of the woods of Gothenburg, Sweden and right into your head is Graveyard. The quartet features Rikard Edlund (bass), Axel Sjöberg (Drums), Joakim Nilsson (Guitar/Vocals), and Jonathan Ramm (Guitar/Vocals). When recording of the album was complete ex-member Truls Mörck quit and was replaced immediately by Ramm. Upon their initial formation Graveyard quickly recorded a two track demo, which would serve as a preview of what was to come. After playing only three gigs and recouping from three severe injuries, Graveyard managed to find themselves recording an album for the venerable Tee Pee Records.

Graveyard’s self titled debut resurrects the sounds of 70’s psychedelic rock. The clash of folk, psychedelic, and blues makes for a mind-bending trip back to the days of Cream, Sabbath, and Blue Cheer. The classic vibe is evident throughout, from the masterful analog production of Don Ahlsterberg (Soundtrack of our Lives, The International Noise Conspiracy, José Gonzalez) to the wah-wah guitar solos on tracks like the urgency filled “Lost in Confusion”. The hard, blues infused opener “Evil Ways” features vocalist/guitarist Joakim Nilsson unleashing a Chris Cornell-esque howl, declaring “There lies a hole in my soul, that cannot be filled.”

Track by track Graveyard brings back to life all that is right with rock and roll, from the dark haze that is brought upon by the space blues of “Blue Soul” to the rocking trip of “Submarine Blues”. The band proves they have what it takes to hang with the classics while delivering a sound that is all their own.

Graveyard’s self-titled debut is due on CD and LP February 19th on Tee Pee Records. Recommended!

Graveyard - Thin Line
Graveyard @ MySpace

Graveyard - Evil Ways

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Hard-Fi - Once Upon A Time In The west (2007)

Justice - Cross

Amy Winehouse, Coldplay, Moby, etc.

VA - Marie Antoinette OST !!!
Psapp - The Only Thing I Ever Wanted + Tiger My Friend !!!
The Sundays - Blind + Reading, Writing & Arithmetic !!!
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight
Peter, Bjorn & John - Writer'S Block
Belle & Sebastian, Justice, Feist, CSS, Feist, Stars,
Arcade Fire, Sublime, Hellogoodbye, The Radio Dept, etc.

The Killers - Sawdust

Above & Beyond - Tri-State
Craig David - Trust Me (2007)

Look Who'S Toxic - Albums


2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The album from UH HUH HER! please

4:50 PM  
Blogger benjamin said...

wow, you sure know how to deliver, ziggy. thanks.

6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the other anonymous poster, Uh Huh Her don't have an album out yet, just an EP. Which was better than most albums that were released in 2007, but still ;)

And thank you for all the effort you put into your blog, Ziggy!

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are a god. anyway you can get some beirut?

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone have a link to the newest hayden record?

8:54 PM  
Blogger [ i s r a e l ] said...

ben said it best. "you know how to deliver." thanks for justice!

2:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I was the guy who asked about posting some trance yesterday. Just wanted to say a huge thank you for posting that Above & Beyond link! Amazing album.

7:59 AM  

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