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Slice Of Sweden

By Veronica Murtagh in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 19, 2009 3:15PM

Photo by Dragspel Och Dans
Lykke Li sells out every Chicago show she books and Peter, Bjorn and John are rumored to return to Lollapalooza this August, so it appears Swedish pop is quickly becoming the new Brit pop.

You needn't wait months for your favorite Swedish artists to stop through on tour! We were surprised to recently discover Chicago has its very own Swedish indie pop act. Love in October is Erik Widman, Kent Widman, Vik Chaudhry and Andrew Russell, four Swedish natives who relocated on a whim to Minneapolis in 2005 and recently relocated a second time, joining the ranks of the Chicago music scene for the new year.

Indiepop vocals mingle with Love In October's unique formula of instrumentation. Simple melodies grow increasingly complex, breaking down into a chaotic collision of sound that manages to never feel messy and keeps your head bopping and your feet moving. They are already garnering press in Spin, Alternative Press, CMJ and Paste and opening for Plain White T's, Secondhand Serenade, Shiny Toy Guns, The Apples in Stereo and Hot Hot Heat, so we think this quartet is one to watch (and tell all your friends about).

Love in October plays alongside The Heaven Seventies, Minus The Girl and About A Girl tomorrow, March 20, at Double Door, 1572 N Milwaukee Ave, 9 p.m., $8, 21+