If you’re a regular reader of this site, you know that music is one of our biggest obsessions. In addition to listening to countless albums and watching an endless stream of videos so we can bring you the best of the lot, we also catch as many live shows as possible. But as much as we love going to concerts, it occurred to us that it would be even better to have the shows come to us. That’s why we created the brand-new Flavorpill Sessions series.
Each month, we’ll be inviting one of our favorite musical acts into our HQ in NYC to perform an exclusive stripped-down set in front of an intimate crowd. Each show will be broadcasted live by our friends at Livestream, then featured on the Flavorpill Sessions site. We’ve partnered up with the wireless home audio experts at Sonos to launch the series, and our inaugural installment features fantastic Swedish indie-pop act We Are Serenades. Click through to watch clips from their performance, then find out when you can tune in to catch upcoming sets from acts including Yuna and the Dandy Warhols.
Formed in 2010, We Are Serenades is a collaboration between Shout Out Louds frontman Adam Olenius and fellow musician Markus Krunegard. Their debut album, Criminal Heaven, was released in the US last month, and features ten tracks of lush, introspective, and uplifting folk-infused pop music. Revolving around the harmonies of the two vocalists, the record explores themes of nature, inner life, and escapism. It’s music that translates perfectly to an acoustic setting, which meant that the group’s Flavorpill set was especially captivating.
We Are Serenades, “Walking Home”
We Are Serenades, “Ride Like the Wind”
Check out more clips from the performance on the Flavorpill Sessions site, or watch the full archived performance on Livestream. Then tune in to catch the Dandy Warhols on June 5 and Yuna on June 7. You can also enter to win tickets to see the Dandy Warhols when they perform live at Flavorpill HQ.