Tuesday, February 05, 2008

El Perro Del Mar

El Perro del Mar was founded in the end of 2003 around the idea and need
of making music on terms of one's own. Behind the alter-ego is the sole member Sarah Assbring.

Sarah started out as what is often referred to as an mp3-artist and in spring 2004 the first cdr-ep 'Baby, I've been in a bad place' was released by the then newly started Swedish label Hybris. Two more cdr-ep:s, 'I've got good news' and 'Holiday Special', were released shortly thereafter. In late 2004 the first official ep 'What's new? El Perro del Mar' was released, including the songs 'I can't talk about it', 'This Loneliness' and 'It's all good'. Also around this time, she contributed with the song 'Shake it off' on a joint and very limited split single initiated by friend Jens Lekman. She joined him shortly thereafter as opening act on his tour in Sweden.

In May 2005 all the previous unofficial and official releases were gathered to form the compilation album 'Look! It's El Perro del Mar!'. Later that year the ep 'God Knows (You Gotta Give to Get) was released, including the songs 'God Knows', 'Do the Dog' and 'Say'. In December El Perro del Mar and Jenny Wilson performed together in the winter concert 'Under a Starlit Sky' at Södra Teatern in Stockholm.

During spring 2006 a reworked version of the album was released in England and Europe by British label Memphis Industries. Around this time El Perro del Mar went touring as support act for José Gonzalez as well as on her own. By the end of 2006 the self-titled album was released in the U.S. as well as in Australia and New Zealand. The album received rave reviews.

El Perro del Mar also had the opportunity to make a short yet highly successful tour in Brazil. In spring 2007 El Perro del Mar toured the U.S. together with her band consisting of Jesper Jarold(Fontän), Björn Synneby(pacific!) and Jon Ölmeskog(Silverbullit). El Perro del Mar left the label Hybris and found a new home on Licking Fingers, the Concretes own label. It was time for new ideas and new ways.

During the spring and summer of 2007 the much longed-for work on the second album 'From the Valley to the Stars' began. The recordings as well as the producing were done by El Perro herself in her own studio in Gothenburg. With the exception of a trip around India in the fall the intense work on the album lasted until December 2007. The album's Scandinavian release date is the 27th of February. The album will be preceded by the release of the single 'How did we forget?' on the 13th of February. The U.S release date is set to 22nd of April. Recommended!

El Perro Del Mar - How Did We Forget
El Perro Del Mar - From The Valley To The Stars
El Perro Del Mar - It's All Good
El Perro Del Mar - God Knows (You Gotta Give To Get)
El Perro Del Mar @ MySpace

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Blogger Ziggy said...



RHCP - Stadium Arcadium
Doughboys - Turn Me On
Barenaked Ladies - Gordon
Treble Charger - Maybe It's Me
Moxy Fruvous - Bargainville
Silverchair - Young Modern

The Arcade Fire - Funeral + Neon Bible

1200 Mics - Heroes Of The Imagination

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Ziggy, you are the master!

11:37 PM  
Anonymous TinuZ said...

My first meeting with The Cowboy Junkies. Thanks mate! Your A Legend!

9:39 PM  

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