with No Joy & PUJOL
Wednesday, Sep 15, 2010 9:00 PM CDT
(8:00 PM Doors)
Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
18 years and over
Sweden's Dungen sweetly return with a collection of gorgeous rippers and graceful jazz filled polyrhythms called Skit I Allt out in early September. For those who don’t have their English-Svenska Dictionary close at hand when plunking/ popping/ importing Dungen’s sixth album Skit I Allt into their respective listening devices, let's make sure the title doesn’t get lost in translation, which is: "Fuck All."
In what feels like a very short decade, Dungen has mutated at a furious pace. Main man/ producer/ arranger/ singer/ golden child Gustav Ejstes’s lone constant has been change. At ease with effervescent pop, third-eye popping psychedelia, heavy rock, spider-web folk and breezy jazz, Dungen’s dynamism astounds throughout Skit I Allt . Rather than remain only Ejstes' studio vision, Dungen is a muscular full band now. Guitarist Reine Fiske, bassist Mattias Gustavsson, and drummer Johan Holmegard are fully integrated into Ejstes' vision of Dungen: "Whether you perceive Dungen as a band or as me and my songs and my productions, the band is something totally free."
Supporting their last record 4 brought the US an amazing tour which included a batch of shows with the Fleet Foxes (Dungen are a favorite of lead singer Robin Pecknold), that resulted in many magical crossed band performances and special moments at the Party In The Pines Festival at Big Sur. 2010 proves to be just as exciting a year for Dungen as they will be embarking on the largest North American tour they've endured which includes being handpicked by Jim Jarmusch for the All Tomorrow's Parties festival at Kutshers in upstate New York. + gigs in Europe and Scandinavia