JJ

The emergence of Swedish duo JJ in March 2009 was both meaningful and mysterious. A debut single, 'jj no.1', enchanted the music press, simultaneously existing across indie-pop and hip-hop spectrums, excitingly new and yet frustratingly vague in its presentation. This was a taste, a scent, something intangible, an impression made without force. The music was here, but little else — its makers remained anonymous. Pitchfork's Best New Music review for the band's debut album, summer 2009's 'jj no.2', spoke first of their enigmatic qualities, rather than precisely what this music was: another sumptuous menagerie of styles, blended by an expert hand, intoxicating and otherworldly. Both Elin Kastlander and Joakim Benon appeared in the Marcus Söderlund-directed video to 'Let Go'. Cover, broken.

jj Tours Europe This May

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Breaking news for the Secretly Canadian Blog: new May tour dates for jj.  They’re in Europe, though, which makes sense.  If you live in any of these picturesque places below, go see jj live.  You won’t hear a sweeter voice all summer.

May 21 – Paris, France – Point Ephemere
May 22 – Clermont Ferrand, France – Europavox Festival
May 23 – Berlin, Germany – Comet
May 25 – Gent, Belgium – The Charlatan
May 26 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso

We know you want to riiiide out: jj’s “CEO Birthday”

Every year I “celebrate” my birthday at SXSW.  By “celebrate” I mean wear earplugs, get older, eat tacos and yell “WHAT?” so many times that I lose my voice.  It’s awesome, you should go. This year was particularly special because I met and had hangs with the very mysterious Swedish duo jj.  They are funny and cool and think America looks just like it does in the movies.  We drove around Austin in a rental car listening to Akon, as you might expect.

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On my birthday, I joked that I had “Birthday Sex” in my head, to which Elin Kastlander (pictured above) exclaimed, “We have a cover of that!” Joakim Benon put his coveted Dr. Dre headphones on my head (a Christmas gift from his girlfriend), and I was treated to a birthday serenade.  Their version is sexier, gentle, and piano-backed.

Today that song I was treated to is available for download.  Happy Birthday.

Download jj’s “CEO Birthday”

jj Video: Let Go

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Here is the first official video for jj nº 3

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jj nº 3 is now available for pre-order!

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The world can fit what it knows about the Swedish duo jj in a modest, blood-spattered blunt.

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AUDIO

All White Everything by JJ
Ecstasy by jj

TOUR DATES

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AGENT CONTACT

North America:
The Windish Agency
Tom Windish
tom@windishagency.com

UK, Europe (ex-Scandinavia, Spain and Portugal), Japan
Nick Cave/Adele Slater
William Morris Agency
NCave@wmeentertainment.com
ASlater@wmeentertainment.com

Scandinavia:
Robin at Luger
robin@luger.se