Download of the Week: Smerz

Smerz is Norwegian duo Catharina Stoltenberg and Henriette Motzfeldt. According to Google translate, smerz means smerz in English, which clears up a lot of the questions I had. Have fun is their new EP, released on XL Recordings earlier this month, and you can take that title as invitation or demand, depending on one's preferences in these matters.

Far-reaching are the Smerz influences but the aspect that initially drew me into Have fun was the grimy rumble that threatens to take control. I get a strong sense of play, albeit serious play, making Have fun feel like like broken and battered pop.

I love broken and battered pop.

Have fun is available from Boomkat.

Watch a song here:

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Thanks for the recommendation. I love bands that are totally going their own way. Another that is doing that is Superorganism. Check em' out:

Also, you seem to have something coded wrong in this article. When I click on anything in this comment form, it brings me to