Thursday, January 31, 2008


Sambassadeur debuted on Labrador in winter 2005 with the release of the "Between the Lines"-EP. The EP was followed by their self titled debut album later that year. The songs were all recorded at home which gave the production a primitive quality that labled them by some as being a lo-fi-twee act. This was never the bands intention.

If the cliché is that songs are like children, then Sambassadeur saw no purpose in stagnating in front of their home-computer while watching their kids being taken custody by those who didn't have the ability to, indeed, read between the lines and see through the understated surface of the songs. This called for some change.

The Ep "Coastal Affairs", relased in may 2006, marked the start of a development towards a more luxurious setting. Without loosing their enigmatic qualities, songs like "Kate" and "Marie" introduced a breeze of new confidence. The Sambassadeurs saw the oportunity to take things to even greater hights and returned to the scene in late august 2007 with "Subtle Changes". The first single of the upcoming album "Migration" and also the first Sambassadeur-song to feature a saxophone.

Three words to get you started on "Migration": Melodies, bitterness and some minor thievery. Now it's up to you to listen, draw your own conclusions and misinterpret. Have fun! Recommended!

Sambassadeur - Final Say (from Migration)
Sambassadeur - Subtle Changes (from Migration)
Sambassadeur - Kate (from Coastal Affairs EP)
Sambassadeur - New Moon (from Sambassadeur)
Sambassadeur - Between The Lines (from Sambassadeur)
Sambassadeur @ MySpace

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Kent - Tillbaka Till Samtiden (2007) !!!
Lars Winnerbäck - Daugava (2007)
REM - Live

Thee Silver Mt Zion - Horses In The Sky !!!
Thee Silver Mt Reveries - Pretty Little Lightning Paw !!!
Devendra Banhart - Cripple Crow !!!
Xiu Xiu & Devendra Banhart - Split 7" !!!
Mark Kozelek - What's Next To The Moon !!!
+ Mogwai, 65daysofstatic, Sun Kil Moon, etc.

Serj Tankian, Avenged Sevenfold, Coheed & Cambria, etc.


Tristan Prettyman, Justin Nozuka, Alicia Keys

The Notorious B.I.G. - Duets: The Final Chapter

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Blogger René said...

thanks man!

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Blogger Phandra said...

deep indie hip/hop

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Anonymous Oskar, Sweden said...

How's your knowledge in swedish, Ziggy? I'm impressed by your interest in Kent, since their texts are written in a pretty advanced language, even for those of us who are born here! If you have it - share their album "Du & jag döden" with your readers. It's marvellous, not only textually. Thanks for the work you put down here, the world needs you!

Since I'm writing and all, I would like to recommend another swedish band that maybe are easier to understand for foreigners. Niccokick. Their second album "The good times we shared, were they so bad?" are released the 6th of February and after one listening I must say that it's definitely as good as their first one. Check them out at or !

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Anonymous Oskar again said... is the correct url..

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Blogger LMS said...

My love for Sambassadeur is all consuming. While you're at it, check out Club 8 and and Radio Dept. Yea Labrador!

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