TAKEN BY TREES

Taken by Trees, the brainchild of renaissance woman Victoria Bergsman, has signed to Secretly Canadian. The former front woman of the Concretes (who you may also recognize from the Peter, Bjorn & John hit "Young Folks") has been hard at work on a new album influenced by a trip to Hawaii and falling in love. Bergsman says of the signing, "I am really excited to be working with Secretly Canadian. I admire how thoughtful they are when it comes to who they sign. I imagine that's due to how much dedication and hard work it takes to deliver something truly special." Bergsman's distinctive voice has served her well, with two critically acclaimed albums under her belt (2007's Open Field and 2009's East of Eden) as well as collaborations with the aforementioned Peter, Bjorn & John, and indie pop bedroom dreamers, Korallreven and Dan Lissvik of nu-Baleric dance kings Studio. For the Swedish chanteuse, each album has been a boundary-testing exploration - Open Field was recorded in just six days and East of Eden grew out of a trip to Pakistan. Victoria's creativity and sense of wonder makes Taken by Trees a singular project that is served well by her playful pop sensibilities. Taken by Trees will perform in Los Angeles for the first time in almost 2 years on Sunday, March 11. The show will serve as a warm-up gig, trying out brand new songs from the forthcoming album before heading to Austin for SXSW. This will be Taken by Trees' first performance at the SXSW Festival. More details on the new album will follow soon.

Fun Friday // Jens Lekman & Victoria Bergsman Cover Neil Young’s “Lotta Love” Live at The Fonda

It’s Friday! What could make this day any better other than Jens Lekman and Taken By Trees’ Victoria Bergsman covering Neil Young’s “Lotta Love”? Wish no more! Victoria joined Jens and his band on stage this past Tuesday at LA’s Fonda Theatre for a delightful rendition. Enjoy above!

Jens and Taken By Trees continue their tour together. They play Phoenix’s Crescent Ballroom tonight and head to Texas this weekend. You’ll find all their dates HERE.

WATCH via The Fader // Jens Lekman Live at Grand Street Bakery


Jens Lekman recently spent some time in New York City, playing a show at Terminal 5 and stopping in at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for a performance. The Fader caught up with Jens at Grand Street Bakery for a wonderful two-song set! Watch “I Know What Love Isn’t” and “Some Dandruff on Your Shoulder” above. Both songs are off Jens’ new album, I Know What Love Isn’t.

Jens’ and Taken By Trees play Seattle’s Neptune tonight! See all their upcoming tour dates HERE.

WATCH // Victoria Bergsman Stars in Creatures of Comfort Video, Taken By Trees in Under The Radar’s ‘Protest Issue’

creatures of comfort / ss2013 (feat victoria bergsman of taken by trees) by nicholas haggard from tinker street* on Vimeo.

Creatures of Comfort enlisted the help of the stylish Victoria Bergsman in their Spring/Summer 2013 video. Filmed by photographer Nicholas Haggard, the video follows Victoria around a house set in the ever-stunning Topanga Canyon. The Taken By Trees track “Only You” provides the perfect groove for the new collection. Enjoy above.

Taken By Trees also stopped by Creatures of Comfort’s NYC store for an intimate performance. Watch “Dreams” HERE. Other Worlds is currently available at SC Distribution and iTunes.


Last, but certainly not least, Taken By Trees are in Under The Radar’s new Protest Issue, currently on stands. Each artist was given a sign to paint and those signs are now being auctioned off for the charity War Child. See TBT’s sign above! Take part in the auction!

Are You With Me Or Not? New Video for Taken By Trees – “Large”

Here it is >>> a brand new video for Taken By Trees’ “Large.” The song is off her recently released album, Other Worlds. Directed by Ariel Rechtshaid (Solange, Blood Orange, Usher), the video was shot entirely on an iPhone. A baseball-capped Victoria strolls through the streets of Los Angeles, stopping to interact with a variety of places and people. “As I head to the top. Heading for something, never stop. Is this what you had in mind?” Watch above or at Gorilla vs. Bear. Read the rest of this entry »

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