Stellan Wahlström will be in New York for a gig with fellow Belpid label mates Latvian Radio at Arlene’s Grocery on October 10th (95 Stanton St, $10). Stellan will be on stage at 9.30 with a special New York set-up of the Drift Band, and Latvian Radio will be on at 10.30.
Above you can watch “Hotel Continental” live at the release gig at Babajan in Stockholm in May.
The new album has gotten some fine reviews:
“The warmth of Stockholm’s Cobra Studio’s two-inch analogue tape setup shines through on this thoughtful collection. Poetic and crammed with narrative intent, clever lyrics evoke a spirit of international travel long gone. “Waxholm Hotel” and “Already done” are superb examples of this artful storytelling at work. Patrick Derivaz, whose credits include John Cale and Television, renews a longstanding acquaintance with one time NY resident Wahlström, delivering a sensitive mix that compliments some excellent guitar work from Dream Syndicate’s Jason Victor.
Subtle, clever, a little morose; this is a fine album.”
“Stellan Wahlström Drift Band show attention to expertise and care. He fits this friendlier, warmer, settled format like reliable sneakers, even if the more Luna/Dream Syndicate-like electricity is as comfortable. Nicely delivered.”
//The Big Takeover (US)
“The guitar rock here could originate from the classic new wave-period on Manhattan when Television, Blondie and Talking Heads were the hippest bands in town. Sounds very un-Swedish in a good way.”
//Gefle Dagblad (Sweden)
“Dynamic piano and playful guitars. It was indeed a long wait for the successor to the album Across the room, but the long wait is more than made up by the new album Hotel Continental.”