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Music, All Shook Down Peter Bjorn and John's New Album <i>Breakin' Point</i> Proves They've Got More Hits Beyond 2006's "Young Folks"

Peter Bjorn and John's New Album Breakin' Point Proves They've Got More Hits Beyond 2006's "Young Folks"

The familiar sound of siren-like whistles opens up “Breakin’ Point,” the title track to power pop trio Peter Bjorn and John’s sixth album. For fans of the Swedish group, that whistling is a clarion call to the band’s most famous…
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Music, All Shook Down In Which Three Young Boys Weigh in on the Best Songs of 2011

In Which Three Young Boys Weigh in on the Best Songs of 2011

The year is drawing to a close, which means it's time for us music writers to puff out our chests -- those chests emblazoned with big red "C's" for "critic" -- and be extra insular, bombastic, and pissy. In our…
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Music, All Shook Down Peter, Bjorn and John Cancel All Three Bay Area Shows

Peter, Bjorn and John Cancel All Three Bay Area Shows

Looks like those of you looking forward to the local stop of Swedish indie-pop band Peter, Bjorn and John's food-themed All You Can Eat Tour will be going hungry: Earlier today, the group canceled all three of its scheduled…
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Calendar, Night&Day PB&J

PB&J

If Peter Bjorn and John have taught us anything (besides how to put our lips together and blow), it's that figuring out what to do after having a hit record might be harder than actually writing one. Following the runaway…
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Music, All Shook Down Depeche Mode Cancels Tonight's Shoreline Show

Depeche Mode Cancels Tonight's Shoreline Show

Depeche Mode announced that they have to cancel tonight's concert at Shoreline after doctors told front man Dave Gahan that he's gotta, ahem, enjoy the silence for a couple days. The singer can't go on belting them out night after…
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Calendar, Night&Day Donkey Punch

Donkey Punch

The personnel behind Donkey Punch could’ve released anything with such a “No way” title—if you haven’t been on the Internet since 1999, well, ask around—and probably recouped their costs off titillated adolescents trying to slip one past the ’rents. But…
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Music, Lykke Li learns to love

Lykke Li learns to love

By the time Swedish chanteuse Lykke Li entered the studio to make her first album, she'd spent half her life fantasizing about it. The music that emerged from those recording sessions, Youth Novels, retains the gauziness of her adolescent reveries.…
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A Hot PB&J

Swedish pop group Peter Bjorn & John is "hot right now," as they say. The trio's single "Young Folks" blew up worldwide recently, and a new CD, Writer's Block, has sent taste-making Web site Pitchfork Media spinning into a blissful…
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Music, Young Love

Young Love

By now, it's almost impossible to avoid "Young Folks," the breakout single by Swedish trio Peter Bjorn and John. Coffee shops, dance clubs, college campus bookstores, hipster clothing boutiques — the tune is everywhere. Considering its whistled hook, desultory female/male…
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