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New Loney Dear record announced

From a press release:

The Polyvinyl Record Co. is pleased to announce the signing of Sweden’s Loney Dear, who will release its new album, Dear John, on the label on Jan. 27, 2009. “We are so excited to be working with Loney Dear. Loney, Noir has been an office favorite since it came out so we jumped at the chance to work with such a great band.”- Seth Hubbard, Polyvinyl Label Manager

Hailing from the small city of Jonkoping, Sweden, Loney Dear’s primary member Emil Svanängen first began making homemade recordings of delicate, folkish indie pop in the early 2000s. As Loney, Dear (the band has since deleted the comma from its name), Svanängen self-released three homemade CD-Rs through his website: River Fontana Redux, Citadel Band, and Sologne. As buzz developed through MP3 blogs and other new media manifestations, Sub Pop offered Svanängen a contract in 2006. The first proper Loney Dear album, Loney, Noir, was released in early 2007.

The band will be touring the US again in early 2009, and has a pair of New York shows in December where it will be showcasing songs from Dear John for the first time.

Click HERE to listen to the Dear John track “Airport Surroundings.”

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