Lund Calling. . .

Lund Calling. . .

Lund Records Sampler


Lund Records is located in the small college town of Lund, Sweden, and if this sampler is representative of the music scene there, it’s safe to say it’s only mediocre to good — definitely not great. I had a feeling that there would be some amazing find on this compilation, but instead, I’ve discovered a few bands that have promise, but none that have blown me away. Of course, the press packet makes the bands out to be things they are definitely not. For instance, Favorita is said to be “experimental,” when their music wouldn’t even stand out on a generic top 40 station. Damn!, a group that features DJs and live musicians, puts together some pretty cool party funk, and their somewhat amusing “Stinky, Stinky Ashtray” is supposedly a cult hit in some circles. The Mutts sound like Sweden’s answer to Cracker, which could be good or bad depending on where you stand. The Langhorns are a decent if unadventurous surf instrumental group. Their tasty licks would make good soundtrack music.

Poetized show the most promise by far. Their music is a nice mix of hip-hop and laid-back funk with some darker trip-hop sounds thrown into the balance. As for the Creeps, they need to start getting a lot creepier before I’ll want to waste any words describing them.

LoveCat Music, P.O. Box 548, Ansonia Station, New York, NY 10023

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Butch Walker
    Butch Walker

    Stay Gold (Dangerbird Records). Review by Andrew Ellis.

  • Belly

    Belly brought lot of grit and a touch of grace to the Bowery Ballroom in NYC.

  • Pickathon 2016
    Pickathon 2016

    Pendarvis Farms transforms for three extraordinary days into the fun and psychedelic fest of your wildest indie music loving dreams, Pickathon. Alexa Harris was there to experience the joys of farm life for the weekend.

  • Money Chicha
    Money Chicha

    Echo En Mexico (Vampisoul). Review by James Mann.

  • Micronotz reissues
    Micronotz reissues

    Mortal Micronotz, Smash, Live, The Beast that Devoured Itself, 40 Fingers (Bar/None). Review by Scott Adams.

  • Big Eyes
    Big Eyes

    Stake My Claim (Don Giovanni Records). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Various Artists
    Various Artists

    Money Maker (Studio One). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Pawns

    A triple bill of underground Goth, led by NYC’s Pawns, transforms Uncle Lou’s into a time machine. Jen Cray did not wear eye makeup, but she did wear a black shirt to the show.

  • Bossacucanova

    The Best of Bossacucanova (Six Degrees Records). Review by James Mann.

  • Ranch Ghost
    Ranch Ghost

    Lookin’ (Rough Beast Records). Review by Jen Cray.

From the Archives