New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Peter Bjorn and John

Posted by Amoebite, November 28, 2016 06:22pm | Post a Comment

Peter Bjorn and John What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

What do soul performer/producer Anderson .Paak and indie rockers Whitney have in common? Well, for starters they both feature singing drummers and, secondly, they're both bands that Peter Moren of Peter Bjorn and John happened to see in concert on the same day. While the styles of music were quite different from each other he was struck by the unusual similarity in their vocal drummers, as well as the quality of each show. Peter picked up both of their latest LPs here at Amoeba Hollywood during the band's recent visit to the store.

Peter Bjorn and John Breakin' Point Amoeba MusicSwedish indie pop trio Peter Bjorn and John was founded in 1999 by Peter Moren, Bjorn Yttling, and John Eriksson. In their early years as a band, they released the Forbidden Chords EP, a self-titled debut full-length, and a sophomore LP, Falling Out. However, it wasn't until the release of their 2006 LP Writer's Block that Peter Bjorn and John began to achieve international recognition. The LP's lead single, "Young Folks," featured Victoria Bergsman of The Concretes, which led to appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

In 2009 the band took a darker, more experimental approach to their Living Thing release, hitting the road as the opening act for Depeche Mode on their Tour of the Universe summer concert dates. The trio returned to their earlier, more upbeat sound on 2011's Gimme Some, tracks from which have been featured in a Bud Light commercial and the opening theme to 2 Broke Girls. The band released Breakin' Point in summer 2016.

So what records did the other guys in the group find? Well, John grabbed the Phil Spector produced '60s girl group classic Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica for his four year old son, who apparently listens to nothing but Phil Spector's Christmas album all year round. Bjorn picked up a few CDs that were big influences on the band during their early years: The Best Of The Beta Band and the '60s garage/psychedelic compilation Nuggets.

But what type of music does John call "sonic furniture" and which Die Antwoord song was his son's favorite when he was just a one year old? You'll have to watch the video to find out:

Peter Bjorn and John - What's In My Bag?
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