Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sun of a Gun

Song: Sun of a Gun
Artist: Oh Land
Album: Oh Land EP

Recently making quite a splash here in New York for the CMJ Music Festival, Brooklyn, NY's (by way of  Denmark) Oh Land is really one-woman beauty Nanna Oland Fabricius, a former ballerina whom after an injury sidelined her career, she began to focus on music.  (Great story for the bio!)

Oh Land is best described as ABBA meets Bjork, a mix of Scandinavian electro and experimental alternative.  She looks like a model, and has an off-kilter vibe about her that really works to build the mystery... but the music is what truly grabs you the most.

I'd gotten her debut album "Fauna" a little over a year ago and liked it, but think it got lost in the shuffle before I highlighted it here on WeCast.  Actually, I know exactly the problem... she err's on the side of experimental vs. electro-pop.  With the release of the new self-titled EP, and single "Sun of a Gun," it seems that she's harnessing a bit more catchiness to her music.  I connected with it much more immediately.

Epic Records discovered her at SXSW last year and has subsequently released the four-track EP.  I assume that a second, more pop album is on its way.  You might be hearing much more about Oh Land very very soon.  Check this out.  Visit MySpace page here.


Sun of a Gun

White Nights

Heavy Eyes (from the debut "Fauna")


Alice said...

I saw Oh Land a couple times during CMJ and tons over the summer when I was interning in NYC. This charming Dane has one of the most interesting & fun sounds out there. Add that to her awesome sense of style & pure talent and you really have a unique artist. Every song off her EP is perfection to me!!

Heather said...

Girl crush. I literally have had "Sun of a Gun" on repeat since I first heard it a couple of weeks ago -- can't wait to hear more from her!