New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Dungen

Posted by Amoebite, February 22, 2016 03:18pm | Post a Comment

Dungen Amoeba Hollywood What's In My Bag?

Swedish psych rock band Dungen stopped in to Amoeba Music Hollywood recently to do some record shopping. Gearing up for a US tour this March, including a stop in Marfa, Texas for the Marfa Myths festival, the band's picks prove to be as eclectic as their own music.

Dungen Allas SakFormed by singer/composer/multi-instrumentalist Gustav Ejstes, who plays the majority of the instruments in the studio, Dungen draw much of their their influence from Scandinavian folk music, prog, and indie music. With guitarist Reine Fiske, bassist Mattias Gustavsson, and drummer Johan Holmegard as Ejstes' live band and studio collaborators the band has been recording and touring since 2000. 2004's Ta Det Lugnt brought the band international acclaim and led to two US tours, an appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and a performance at Bonnaroo. Last October Dungen released their eighth album, Allas Sak. Catch them May 5 at The Echo in Los Angeles and May 6 at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.

Ejstes starts the video off with an obscure turntablism pick, DJ Q-Bert's Underarms "R" Fun while Mattias picks up an LP from Japan's Nisennenmondai. Reine finds an LP of one of his favorite Afro-beat groups, Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou and Johan finds a record of one of his favorite Brazilian composer/musicians, Marcos Valle.

But who does Ejstes thinks sounds like Dungen, but better? And just who does Johan hold in higher regard than John Coltrane or Jimi Hendrix?  You'll have to watch the video to find out:

Dungen - What's In My Bag?
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