SXSW 2007: Peter, Bjorn and John

Recorded Live on March 15, 2007, Produced by WXPN

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Peter, Bjorn and John hide caption

toggle caption

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.

Producers of NPR's World Cafe, Y-Rock On XPN and XPoNential Music On Demand, Philadelphia's WXPN showcases heritage and emerging artists in rock, blues, folk, and beyond.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor