After teasing us with the occasional electro-pop/rock gem over the past four years, Norway’s Mr Little Jeans has finally put us out of our misery. Her long-awaited debut LP Pocketknife is officially released on March 25 but the jaw-droppingly great opus is streaming online now.
Monica Birkenes does gloomily gorgeous lo-fi pop (with an electronic twist) better than just about anyone, which you probably already know if you’ve had the pleasure of hearing synth-rock stunner “Runaway” or beautifully understated choral anthem “Oh Sailor”. Those tracks are included on the album but don’t overshadow the new material.
Take current single “Good Mistake”. It’s a phenomenally catchy indie-pop excursion that finds the Scandinavian diva in an unusually upbeat mood, while “Haunted” sounds like Ladyhawke circa “Back Of The Van” on valium. My favorite track is achingly pretty ballad “Heaven Sent”, which demands your immediate attention. Listen to Pocketknife after the jump.
Mr Little Jeans’ full album is streaming over at Hype Machine. Have a listen and let us know what you think in the comments below.
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