Case Conrad's second LP featuring singles "Lonelylightlylowshine" and "Copper Thief". Includes bonus material such as album artwork, band photos and a take-away video of the song Sugar Factory.
Swedish band Case Conrad’s new album LEIKKO brings together the talents of Gustav Haggren (of Gustav and the Seasick Sailors), Robert Johansson (Tarantula Waltz) and Per Henrik Adolfsson (The Last of the Julian Line), Vasco Batista (Big Summer, King of Prussia) and Petter Bengtsson (Shooting John) for the first time. This remarkable collaboration sees these artists reach new heights in their creativity.
LEIKKO features the catchy rhythms and clever pop hooks of previous album DEW POINT, but possesses hints of stadium greatness with its poppy echoing drumbeats, dreamy synth sounds and Robert Johansson’s guitar which provide a distinctive backdrop of desert surf psychedelia.
After a one year long tour in Europe and USA 2010/2011, the Swedes emigrated to Barcelona to record their new album, LEIKKO. Recorded over a year in ten different locations it was finally sent to Cristoffer Roth at Dubious Studios (The Concretes, Moneybrother) for mixing.
The songs featured on the album describes the locations and the people that the band met during their DIY-tours after the release of their debut album: from copper thieves of New York to the poets of New Orleans, from bonfires in Louisiana to houseboats in Hamburg.
One of the album’s unique features is the fact that there are not one but two lead vocalists, with an effective contrast of Haggren’s reverberating falsetto tones with Adolfsson’s lower-pitched whispering sound.
released February 14, 2014
Per Henrik Adolfsson
Lead guitar, organ, synthesizers
Drums, percussion, vocals
Mimi Linkmeyer Gabino Violin
Helena Arlock Cello
Anders Djurfeldt Double bass
Filip Wangefjord Trombone
Johan Liedberg Tenor saxophone
Vasco Batista Backing vocals
Rachel Breslin Backing vocals
Peder Gravlund Backing vocals
A recording of Diamond Dave Whitaker was used with permission for
”The Years I Spent Punkrocking”.
Recorded in Sweden at Drömfabriken, Malmö and Hishults Nya Gästgivaregård.
Recorded in Spain at Neverland as well as various flats in Barcelona.
Produced by Case Conrad
All songs by Case Conrad
Drums recorded by John Roger Olsson
Mixed by Christoffer Roth
Mastered by Claes Persson
Artwork by Per Henrik Adolfsson
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