Postiljonen – “Skyer”

Postiljonen - Skyer

I fell in love hard when I first heard these guys just a couple of weeks ago. I have been hooked to the new album ever since. Skyer is definitely one of my favorite new albums of the year so far. Their music takes me to another peaceful place that is so comforting and blissful. The last time I remember very clearly when someone did this exact thing to me was when Ditt Inre released En Värld I Brand last year.

“The music feel grand, dreamy, warm and a little like laying in the grass studying the clouds passing by slowly up in the sky, in a pause from the hectic daily life. Just close your eyes and let yourself be enshrouded by the soft blankets of sound and beautiful interwoven melodies and I’m sure you’ll find your own associations.”

PostiljonenPostiljonen is a band from Scandinavia who make a blend of dreamy, poppy, and 80s inspired music. You may notice that I have quite the obsession with Scandinavians — duh, they’re fucking brilliant! In this case, the band is composed of a norwegian gal and two swedish guys.

Skyer is perfect for the summer — it’s made for your lazy days and dreamy nights. Hybris, they’re record label describes them perfectly:

“…they have managed to create a characteristic sound, where ethereal and alluring vocals are interwoven in a mystical, ambient, dreamy and lovable expression. They have been compared to the likes of M83, Sigur Ros, jj and Cocteau Twins. They take inspiration from old black & white movies, the golden 80s, Balearic scenery, sleepless summer nights, and describe themselves as nostalgic daydreamers, which the music reflects perfectly.”

Stream the full album below:

Here is a video for a beautiful song called “Dit bara drömmar når” by Postiljonen in 2012.

[LP release date: July 5, 2013]