"The Evil Year" re-issued on November 27th!
Svart Records has re-issued some of the very finest classic Finnish Post-punk albums such as Musta paraati, Kola kestää and Nolla nolla nolla, alongside being known for discovering modern underground classics such as Beastmilk. Now we turn our ears towards a new wave of sound from Sweden, to PÅGÅ and their wildly original new album The Evil Year.
PÅGÅ describe The Evil Year in their own words: “Out of a great lust to encounter the unknown and to explore the boundless in us this record/work came about, in the hands of The High Spirit Rebel. We wish this may serve as great entertainment, a bad enemy, an instrument and a match.
Enter! Step in!”
Outlandish pop and psychedelic noir rock from Sweden’s Åhman brothers, Pelle and Gottfrid (ex vocalist and bassist from In Solitude). Hand-picked by Mat Kvohst McNerney (Hexvessel, Beastmilk, Grave Pleasures) for his Secret Trees imprint via Svart.
Kvohst describes PÅGÅ as “Post-Punk freakery, like Birthday Party era Cave, avant-garde Bowie and the darkness of Coil with unique artistic flair that’s in a world of its own.”
The Evil Year features beautifully outlandish artwork by Pelle Åhman with layout by Erik Danielsson (Watain).
(Photograph by Sara Gewalt)