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 Announce jj n° 4

We are proud to announce jj n° 4, the newest 7″ from Gothenburg duo jj. The 7″ features two new songs, “Beautiful Life” and “Burn,” and will be release May 8. Download “Beautiful Life” on our Soundcloud and stick around for more news soon!

No One Can Touch Us Tonight

It’s been a little bit since we’ve heard from jj. Yesterday, Sincerely Yours released a new single featuring “Ice” and “No One Can Touch Us Tonight” for free along with 10 individually unique and handmade covers by jj & Malin Bernalt. Download the single/purchase the covers at Sincerely Yours.

 

We Are Re-Releasing jj no 2 on August 3rd! Download New, Free MP3!

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Does the following scenario sound familiar?

You walk into a record store, looking for something new and great to listen to.  Your friend asks you, “Have you heard the jj nº 2 album? It has a giant, blood-spattered pot leaf on the cover and the singer has the voice of an angel! They are Swedish as hell.”  You haven’t heard of jj nº 2, so you ask the friendly clerk if they have it on vinyl.  They’re like, “Naw, dawg, it’s out of print.”  Your life fucking sucks so bad!!!  You were so pumped for a minute.

NEVER AGAIN!

Starting August 3rd, you can waltz into any fine music store (digital, brick and mortar, or…otherwise) and receive your very own copy (cd, lp or digital) of one of 2009′s greatest pop albums.

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There is more good news for the jj fan and the about-to-be-jj-fan: to celebrate this, we are offering a free mp3 for a song that was recorded during the jj nº 2 sessions, “Baby.”  This song is not on the re-release of the album, but only for free on the internet.  You can download it today at SPIN online here.

Please pre-order your copy of jj nº 2 here at the Secretly Canadian Mailorder.

Let us know if you have any questions about this.  These are confusing times.  We’re here all day.

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

AUDIO

All White Everything by JJ
Ecstasy by jj

TOUR DATES

11/28/14
Lisbon, PT - Mexefest

12/03/14
Brighton, UK - Unitarian Church

12/04/14
Bristol, UK - Start The Bus

12/05/14
Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen

12/06/14
Dublin, IE - Opium Room

12/07/14
Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club

12/09/14
London, UK - Oslo

See all upcoming shows

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