From the press release:
On April 8, 2008, Quarterstick Records will release the highlyanticipated solo album from Peter Morén, the lead singer of Swedish indie megastars Peter Bjorn and John.
The Last Tycoon may be Peter’s first solo album, but it has beenseveral years in the making. Throughout the hectic years of songwriting, recording and touring with Peter Bjorn and John in support of their infectious breakout album, Writer’s Block, Peter never rested. What emerged from that period is an intimate 10-track collection of delicateand introspective songs from one of the most promising young storytellers of the decade.
Recorded and mixed over two years in tiny apartments and rehearsalstudios in Sweden and the U.S., The Last Tycoon is built around the basic foundation of Peter and his guitar. The album has a distinctly homemade feel that feeds from the folk singer-songwriter tradition but still incorporates strings, synthesizers, vibraphones, percussion, amusical saw, and even a drum machine or two.
Peter will be bringing his charming folk-pop to the South by Southwest Festival in March and a handful of select cities this spring.
Peter Bjorn & John with Nicole Atkins - "Young Folks (Live in Hoboken)" mp3