Don’t let the lumberjack outfits fool you; the Sweet Serenades have more in common with your other favorite European pop groups than Paul Bunyan. They’re a two piece from Stockholm that have a good leg up on being your favorite pop group this autumn.
MP3: The Sweet Serenades – Mona Lee
On “Mona Lee,” the Sweet Serenades sound a bit like a less-twee version of Acid House Kings. They lose a bit of the Camera Obscura vibe in the process, but what’s left is just fantastic. It’s a simple story about a guy who would do anything to make a girl smile and all the emotional anguish it puts him through: “A hurricane is coming down. I’m holding on so desperately”