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01Dec
Peter Bjorn and John
9:00 PM - 11:59 PM The Bowery Ballroom
Date: December 01, 2018 to December 01, 2018
Where: The Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St., New York, New York, United States, 10002
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Concerts & Music
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The secret to longevity is reinvention. Or, at least, its the secret to Peter Bjorn and Johns impressively long career, which has spanned nearly two decades and eight albums. Darker Days, the Swedish trios eighth full-length offering, is evidence of how evolution and a willingness to shift methodology can bring vast rewards. The three musicians, Peter Morn, Bjrn Yttling and John Eriksson, began writing almost immediately after releasing their 2016 album Breakin Point. That album was the result of numerous collaborations and nearly five years of effort, so the idea this time was to get less bogged down in the details.Our common goal was to talk less and play music more, Bjrn says. The idea of anything goes that applied to the last album stayed, but we decided to do it all ourselves this time. We cut out any meaningless discussions and middle men, and made each band member his own boss and producer. We didnt have to explain every move we made. It was about going back to how we used to work, Peter adds. In the past we put out a record every second year and most of them we produced ourselves in Stockholm. I really enjoy making records quick. And then on to the next thing constantly moving. It helps keep the joy of it.The trio spent some time together in Stockholms Atlantis Studios laying down basic tracks and then separated to work on the songs individually. They agreed on the title of Darker Days, which became a starting point and the eventual central thread of the album. The idea was that each band member would be responsible for his own songs, both in the writing and the production. The band members would play on each others songs, at various studios around Stockholm. While the last album was grandiose in concept, this one would be composed and simple, connected by both the title and the musicians themselves. This time were highlighting our differences instead of trying to always agree, John says. Its ten songs with ten different shades of darkness. Coming from the n
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