This is one of those songs that you first record then learn how to play live. Trying to match the melody and rhythm guitar all at once. Earlier this year we played this song on the livekarusellen tour, only with an electric-guitar. This time it’s all acoustic and sounds even more scaled back. I think the song has a bit of nerve that comes out quiet beautifully in the video.
Just recently we passed 50 000 views on our Youtube channel. It has been active since 2006 and I would say that we were considered early adopters, at least in Sweden. Not many bands had their own channel at that time. Part of the situation was caused by the fact that you had to acquire a license from the copyright collecting societies for every site you’d like to upload your music to, if you were to follow the terms and agreements strictly. The situation was a gray zone and therefore we worked slightly anonymous by uploading the videos from a user account named “holymolydoly”. The username is still stuck in our url, not very handy for branding, but there you have the story anyway. A lot has happened since then and today every musician use Youtube as their no1 video site, even uploading covers and everyone think it’s fine. You could say the outsider has become mainstream. Or maybe it’s all wrong to recall Youtube as an outsider, because before here was nothing.
The most viewed video from our channel is this indie style video of our song “I See You Now” with more then 17000 views.
Fairly popular is the video from the video installation week.
I like hiking and we have some nice grounds with forest near the house. These shots are from that area, or rather the outskirts. The not so nice parts, but there’s something a little apocalyptic about it that goes well with the music. The music is new, an embryo called “Come Petrichor” that I’ve just gotten started with. We’ll see if it will be finished and released someday. In any case I just think the pictures show petrichor in an intriguing way.
the color of my blood
the aching bleeding scars
wet soil soothes the heart.
fresh roots tear their way
through the cleansing dark
from my buried past.
This is also the last of our video installations for now. We hope you have enjoyed this slightly unusual (for us anyway) project. There’s been pieces of the past, there’s been poetic moments, some humor, art and music from both the past and the future.
This video is a blend of a wonderful snapshot I got in 2010 when we enjoyed a particularly beautiful autumn in Sweden and an unpublished song from the archive called “All I Earn Is Madness”. The lyrics are about the games people play and how fooled you are in the beginning before you learn the rules (well, you might still be fooled, but you’d recognize it sooner with experience). The song as a whole turned out a bit dull for my taste, but the chorus is nice and jazzy.
In all it’s seriousness and thoughtfullness this video also has some crazy sense of humor. I wonder if anyone will notice.