I’m From Barcelona – Growing Up Is For Trees // Album Review

rsz_im_from_barcelona_new_album_541_541Warner – out now

I’m From Barcelona are not only Swedish rather than Spanish, but also push the boundaries of what you might ordinarily consider a band to look like. The number of members varies between 16 and 28, and the repertoire of instruments includes saxophones, flutes, clarinets, trumpets, kazoos banjos, accordions, keyboards, guitars and drums – a combination that results in a vibrant and vivacious explosion of pop songs and dancing synth beats. The band were founded by Emanuel Lundgren a decade ago as a fun side project, but this new album is a testament to living in the moment, packed full of instant thrills and shimmering melodies, and sounding not unlike sunlight dappling through trees in a flood of summer optimism, and the sugary sweet joy of dancing until dawn.
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