SXSW 2007: Peter, Bjorn and John

Recorded Live on March 15, 2007, Produced by WXPN

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Set List

  • "Paris 2004"
  • "Amsterdam"
  • "Young Folks"
  • "Let's Call It off"
  • "Object of my Affection"

The indie-rock world fell fast and hard for "Young Folks," an infectious pop song with driving congas and a whistled melody. Peter, Bjorn and John's Writer's Block is much the same: Rhythms seem to be inventive by accident and unexpected instrumentation (like steel drums) adds surprising depth. Even with such an unorthodox approach, every song holds together with a great degree of hummability. Throughout the disc, the Swedish pop group seems to focus on achieving the best hook-laden arrangements possible. Hosted by Bruce Warren.

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