lördag 24 oktober 2015

New Single OUT NOW!

Please go HERE to download the song!

In late November 2014 the band members, Christian Smedström, Kristoffer Ragnstam and Krister Selander from the band Christian & The 2120's packed their gear and headed to Berlin to start record the new album.
"We got an opportunity to record there, and this has been a longtime dream that were about to come true" says the main man Christian Smedström. "Experiences and making dreams come true have characterized the album all the way."

Kristoffer Ragnstam, who now have produced 3 full lengths for Christian & the 2120's since the start 2008, also play the drums together with bass player Krister Selander.
"The groove and more important, the vibe we have together are like nothing but sheer magic. I'm not the easiest to follow when we play but these two plays like no others." says Christian.

The first songs were recorded at Paul Lincke Studios with Harrison Silverfox as the engineer during two intense days of recordings that resulted in six songs, of which the first single -Have Mercy- are taken from these Berlin Sessions. The B-side include a new and very special version of -Gone to Hell-. It's a very limited edition 7" single, only 75 pieces are made. The release of the single will be saturday october 24th 2015 at Rock Steady Records, Berlin Germany. It’s specifically released for the Record Store Week between october 19th to 24th.

In january 2015 the boys headed to Los Angeles California to record the second and final part of the album "MOMENTS".
"I lived in LA 20 years ago, when i studied at MI (Musicians Institute) in Hollywood" says Christian. "I was never comfortable and the stay was terminated earlier than anticipated. But when I came back this time and started this recording, it was a whole different vibe and wonderful experience."

In Burbank, in Doug Messenger's (Van Morrison among others) studio Hard Drive Studios, together with engineer James Salter (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Raveonettes among others) six more songs were recorded on the very same reel to reel machine that Fleetwood Mac used to track "Rumours".

"James had booked a sessions player to join the band the last day of the recordings to add upright piano and organ. During the recording he felt like the one he booked at first wasn't the right choice. So he took a gamble and mr John Thomas from Captain Beefheart's Magic Band walk in and cuts all six tracks almost exactly as I'v heard in my head, I was totally in awe! I'm a big fan." says Christian.

The Berlin Sessions were mixed at Studio Scola, Gothenburg Sweden by Kristoffer Ragnstam. The Los Angeles Sessions will be mixed in in November in Atlanta, USA by Kristoffer Ragnstam and James Salter. The master is made at Svenska Grammofonstudion, Gothenburg Sweden by Hans Olsson Brookes.

The second single, also a strictly limited 7" will be released early 2016, this time the A-side will be taken from the LA Sessions.
Both Berlin and LA session will be released as a double LP called "MOMENTS" during spring/summer of 2016.
"The title are a celebration to follow your dreams and eventually those dreams come true!" says Christian.

The band has also been filmed during all these recordings and will be released at Youtube and other social media during the following year.

söndag 11 oktober 2015

The release date! Have Mercy!

October 24th it's the release date for the brand new and superlimited 7" single -Have Mercy- at Rock Steady Records in Berlin. First come, first served is the deal here! When it's soldout it's soldout! On stage 19.00 See you all there!

Read more about them here!

måndag 7 september 2015

One more show!

Hello friends and lovers!
Just letting you know that there's a great show in Gothenburg, Sweden been booked september 30th at Pustervik and the legendary club Woody West.
I will be supportact to the amazing Canadian band Great Lake Swimmers.
Really looking forward to this show, will air some new songs for the first time from the upcoming album.
It will also be a solo acoustic show and doors open at 19.00
Looking forward to see there!


måndag 29 juni 2015

New house, new studio!

Here in Sweden the sun don't come down during the summer.
That works fine by me, I'm in a recording mood.

måndag 4 maj 2015

A small update

Hi there lovers of the boogaloo!
Sorry for the lack of update, but there's been a lot of cooking below the radar.

First up, the recordings from the Berlin Sessions are really getting into shape in the mixing process.
It sounds really  really rad! it's gritty, dirty and will really make your hips roll like it were no tomorrow!!

We are keeping the timeplan  and everything would be ready during the late summer.
A really awesome taster will come out in the fall in a super limited edition of a 7" single, including one track from the upcoming album and one bonus track!

I'm so psyched!!

The LA Sessions will be mixed during the winter, I'll keep you dudes & dudettes updated on this one and this session has some really intense stuff going on as well!

And also, there will be only four national & two international shows this year, and all the six shows will be soloshows!.
Just go to the tour section and you'll get all the whereabouts.

The reason for the very few and far shows is because since I've decided this year to be for writing and produce more great songs!

Talk more soon!
Until then, keep shakin that tail feather!