Second Stage: Little-Known Bands You Should Hear

Second Stage: The Amazing

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The Amazing, a four-piece group from Sweden, has one of the least searchable band names I've come across. (I spent way too much time fumbling around on Google before I finally got a direct hit.) But The Amazing also has a debut full-length album that's been getting a lot of play on my iPod this week. The self-titled release features a pleasant mix of styles, from cosmic psych-rock to lushly orchestrated baroque pop to breezy acoustic folk. The vocals are particularly nice — airy and pure. Though the band's members aren't well-known in the U.S., together they're considered a supergroup in Sweden, with members of other prominent groups such as Dungen, Anna Jarvinen and Sagor & Swing.

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The Amazing

This beautifully hazy track opens the album. It's called "The Kirwan Song."

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