Alright I’m taking the easy way out today with a repost of today’s featured band up on Swedesplease (my other site). With a sound somewhere between Elliott Smith and Richard Buckner (yet with a slight Swedish accent) The Bitter and Sick and Die Alones are a perfect fit for Songs:Illinois.
I suppose with a name like that and a song titled “Vultures” you can at least guess at the sound and the lyrical content of this Swedish duo. But it would still be hard to anticipate the emotional outpouring and musical dynamics of this band from Gothenburg. If you are a fan of The Tallest Man On Earth (and who isn’t at this point) or The Swell Season than you should like this as well. Check out The Bitter and Sick and Die Alones on MySpace or live in Stockholm on Nov. 11.
Hurt Is All I Get (Live)