1 Nov Upcoming new November 2011 release - Pre-order now DUNGEN: Ta Det Lugnt LP Box-Set (Subliminal Sounds) 499:- We can finally present the complete and legendary Ta det Lugnt album as a limited deluxe box-set with 3 x 12” discs + poster. The album is, as well as the bonus material, presented here for the first time with the analogue feedback vinyl mastering. Limited edition 1,000 copies only.
“Despite the constant influx of catchphrase-coordinated marketing campaigns that would lead you to believe that life-affirming records are released daily, it's forever rare to stumble upon one as consistently mind-blowing and aesthetically far-reaching as Dungen's Ta Det Lugnt.” - Pitchfork 9.3
7 June More date for the summer: Sat-Jul-09 DUNGEN @ Træna Festivalen/Træna/Norge Fri-Jul-15 DUNGEN @ Friluftsmuseet Hallandsgården, Galgberget, Halmstad, Sweden Sat-16-Jul- DUNGEN @ Hultsfred Festival, Sweden http://www.hultsfredsfestivalen.se/artister/dungen
27 May Gig on Iceland: 12-16 Oct DUNGEN @ Iceland Airwaves, Iceland
14 Dec Dungen is nominated for two Grammy: Grammy Nominations for 2011 are now complete and Dungen is nominated for Best Group and Best Swedish International success.
15 Oct More gigs on the tour announced: Wed-Nov-17 Amsterdam, Paradiso, Holland Thu-Nov-18 Copenghagen, Loppen, Denmark Fri-Dec-17 Luleå, Konserthus/Folkets Hus, Sweden
Skit I Allt video directed by Jenny Palén and Annika Aschberg
Skit I Allt; Fuck it, do as you want, time is passing and it’s changing, forget fears and hang-ups, we are small and everything is pretty insignificant on the whole. How will it be? What shall we do? We often worry so much unnecessarily. Skit I Allt, it’s happening now”"
In this starry clip of the title track of Dungen's sixth album, we see the Swedes performing sweetly and looking sharper than ever. Directors Jenny Palén and Annika Aschberg used some of Sture Mars (obscure but legendary Swedish underground film maker) previously unseen archived material which is sprinkled beautifully within the piece. All vintage footage was used courtesy of Reine Fiske and Stefan Kéry's (Tilindien/Subliminal Sounds) secret psychedelic film stash.
Two back to back Brooklyn, USA and a couple UK dates added to updated tour itinerary below..
Fri-Sep-03 DUNGEN @ Buffalo, NY, Mohawk Place, USA Sun-Sep-05 DUNGEN @ All Tomorrows Parties, Monticello, NY, USA Tue-Sep-07 DUNGEN @ Philadelphia, PA, Johnny Brenda's, USA Wed-Sep-08 DUNGEN @ Baltimore, MD, Ottobar, USA Fri-Sep-10 DUNGEN @ Charlottesville, VA, Jefferson Theatre, USA Sat-Sep-11 DUNGEN @ Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh, NC, USA Sun-Sep-12 DUNGEN @ Asheville, NC, Grey Eagle, USA Tue-Sep-14 DUNGEN @ Atlanta, GA, The Earl, USA Wed-Sep-15 DUNGEN @ Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge, USA Thu-Sep-16 DUNGEN @ Memphis, TN, Hi-tone, USA Fri-Sep-17 DUNGEN @ Dallas, TX, The Loft, USA Sat-Sep-18 DUNGEN @ Austin, TX, Mohawk, USA Sun-Sep-19 DUNGEN @ Marfa, TX, Padres, USA Wed-Sep-22 DUNGEN @ Phoenix, AZ, Rhythm Room, USA Thu-Sep-23 DUNGEN @ San Diego, CA, Casbah, USA Fri-Sep-24 DUNGEN @ Pioneertown, CA, Pappy & Harriets, USA Sat-Sep-25 DUNGEN @ Los Angeles, CA, Echoplex, USA Sun-Sep-26 DUNGEN @ Big Sur, CA, Henry Miller Library, USA Wed-Sep-29 DUNGEN @ Oakland, CA, New Parish, USA Fri-Oct-01 DUNGEN @ Portland, OR, Mississippi Studios, USA Sat-Oct-02 DUNGEN @ Vancouver, BC, Biltmore, USA Sun-Oct-03 DUNGEN @ Seattle, WA, Neumos, USA Wed-Oct-06 DUNGEN @ Minneapolis, MN, Triple Rock, USA Thu-Oct-07 DUNGEN @ Chicago, IL, Lincoln Hall, USA Fri-Oct-08 DUNGEN @ Detroit, MI, Magic Stick, USA Sat-Oct-09 DUNGEN @ Cleveland, OH, Grog Shop, USA Sun-Oct-10 DUNGEN @ Toronto, ONT, Horseshoe Tavern, Canada Tue-Oct-12 DUNGEN @ Burlington, VT, TBD, Canada Wed-Oct-13 DUNGEN @ Allston, MA, Harpers Ferry, USA Thu-Oct-14 DUNGEN @ Brooklyn, NY, Knitting Factory, USA annonseras tidigt v 32 Fri-Oct-15 DUNGEN @ Brooklyn, NY, Knitting Factory, USA Sun-Oct-17 DUNGEN @ Brooklyn, NY, Franks, USA Mon-Oct-18 DUNGEN @ New York, NY, Terminal 5, USA (with My Morning Jacket) Sat-Nov-13 DUNGEN @ Dublin, Whelans, Ireland Sun-Nov-14 DUNGEN @ Birmingham, The Academy, UK Mon-Nov-15 DUNGEN @ Manchester, The Roadhouse, UK Tue-Nov-16 DUNGEN @ London, Islington, The Academy, UK Wed-Nov-24 DUNGEN @ Tampere, Klubi, Finland Thu-Nov-25 DUNGEN @ Åbo, Klubi (Ilta), Finland Fri-Nov-26 DUNGEN @ Helsinki, Tavastia, Finland Wed-Dec-01 DUNGEN @ Bergen, Logen, Norway Thu-Dec-02 DUNGEN @ Oslo, Parkteatret, Norway Fri-Dec-03 DUNGEN @ Trondheim, Blaest, Norway Fri-Dec-10 DUNGEN @ Malmö, Inkonst, Sweden Sat-Dec-11 DUNGEN @ Göteborg, Brewhouse, Sweden Sun-Dec-12 DUNGEN @ Stockholm, Bryggarsalen, Sweden (tickets on sale from Aug 13)
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, Sweden?s 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 (see below for the first wave of dates).
Listen to the new song Marken Låg Stilla here on the site >
DUNGEN TOUR DATES
Fri-Sep-03 Buffalo, NY, Mohawk Place, USA Sun-Sep-05 Monticello, NY, All Tomorrows Parties, USA Tue-Sep-07 Philadelphia, PA, Johnny Brenda's, USA Wed-Sep-08 Baltimore, MD, Ottobar, USA Fri-Sep-10 Charlottesville, VA, Jefferson Theatre, USA Sat-Sep-11 Raleigh, NC, Hopscotch Music Festival, USA Sun-Sep-12 Asheville, NC, Grey Eagle, USA Tue-Sep-14 Atlanta, GA, The Earl, USA Wed-Sep-15 Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge, USA Thu-Sep-16 Memphis, TN, Hi-tone, USA Fri-Sep-17 Dallas, TX, The Loft, USA Sat-Sep-18 Austin, TX, Mohawk, USA Sun-Sep-19 Marfa, TX, Padres, USA Wed-Sep-22 Phoenix, AZ, Rhythm Room, USA Thu-Sep-23 San Diego, CA, Casbah, USA Fri-Sep-24 Pioneertown, CA, Pappy & Harriets, USA Sat-Sep-25 Los Angeles, CA, Echoplex, USA Sun-Sep-26 Big Sur, CA, Henry Miller Library, USA Wed-Sep-29 Oakland, CA, New Parish, USA Fri-Oct-01 Portland, OR, Mississippi Studios, USA Sat-Oct-02 Vancouver, BC, Biltmore, USA Sun-Oct-03 Seattle, WA, Neumos, USA Wed-Oct-06 Minneapolis, MN, Triple Rock, USA Thu-Oct-07 Chicago, IL, Lincoln Hall, USA Fri-Oct-08 Detroit, MI, Magic Stick, USA Sat-Oct-09 Cleveland, OH, Grog Shop, USA Sun-Oct-10 Toronto, ONT, Horseshoe Tavern, Canada Tue-Oct-12 Burlington, VT, TBD, Canada
Wed-Oct-13 Boston, MA, Harpers Ferry, USA Mon-Oct-18 New York, NY, Terminal 5, USA (with My Morning Jacket) Sat-Nov-13 Dublin, Whelans, Ireland
Sun-Nov-14 Birmingham, The Academy, UK
Mon-Nov-15 Manchester, The Roadhouse, UK Tue-Nov-16 London, Islington, The Academy, UK
Wed-Nov-24 Tampere, Klubi, Finland Thu-Nov-25 Åbo, Klubi (Ilta), Finland Fri-Nov-26 Helsinki, Tavastia, Finland Wed-Dec-01 Bergen, Logen, Norway Thu-Dec-02 Oslo, Parkteatret, Norway Fri-Dec-03 Trondheim, Blaest, Norway Fri-Dec-10 Malmö, Inkonst, Sweden Sat-Dec-11 Göteborg, Brewhouse, Sweden Sun-Dec-12 Stockholm, Bryggarsalen, Sweden. Tickets on sale August 13
more to be announced?.
27 April Dungen does an exclusive gig in Sweden spring/summer 2010:Friday May 28 Dungen @ Strand, Stockholm, SwedenDoors 7 pm Dungen on stage 8.30 pm, Party until 3 am
24 March Dungen finally returns to English shores and do two exlusive shows in may 2010; headlining the Eurocultured http://www.eurocultured.com festival in Part two of the Dungen tourdiary @ Under the Radar magazine http://www.undertheradarmag.com/blog/dungen_tour_diary_part_21/
18 Aug You can now pre-order Dungens forthcoming vinyl LP and CD ?4? directly from us so you'll have it on the release date September 24. Just send us an email with your order and we?ll get back to you with the total price including shipping.
Dungen's fourth studio album extends the acclaimed Swedish outfit's sound past psychedelia into something far more rare. Moving beyond mere stylistic concerns, 4 finds Gustav Ejstes' focus on the extremes of Dungen's sound separating into two entities. Blazing, raw guitar workouts have their own time and place, but now, so do stirringly orchestrated, jazz-cooled compositions with cinematic undertones.
Bandleader Gustav Ejstes has made many allusions to his creative process as it likens to that of a hip-hop producer. On 4, that process is more evident than ever, both in the feel of each piece, and in the sense of intuition and control within the members of the group. New drummer Johan Holmegard joins guitarist Reine Fiske and bassist Mattias Gustavsson, while Ejstes steps away from guitar for the entire album, focusing on the piano as his lead instrument. Together, they have honed a classic and seamless sound, constructed with lavish studio flourishes and moving, narrative arrangements, and yet able to toughen up to tear veins of fierce blues-psych instrumentals up from the surface. The ten tracks on 4 comprise Dungen's most concentrated effort to date, beats surging forth and atmosphere changing as their sound continues to evolve. With a penchant for lush pop portraits, and laced with orange sunshine guitar flash, 4 turns a page in Dungen's sound and story.
27 July See liveperformence at The Fader TV, klick "Dungen" and "link archive".
27 July You can now pre-order Dungens forthcoming vinyl 12? ?Satt Att Se? directly from us. Send us mail and we?ll get back to you with the total price including shipping. Dungen ? Satt Att Se (XMLP-SUB29)
This brand new vinyl 12? extends the acclaimed Swedish outfits sounds even further. Beats surging forth, stirringly orchestration with cinematic undertones and atmosphere changing as their sound continues to evolve. This lush pop portrait laced with orange sunshine guitar flash stands as one of the most fully-realized moments of Dungen's career. 1,000 copies limited and hand numbered vinyl only release. 11 July More good news! Dungen has been busy in the studio and are planning to release their new album, 4, this fall on Subliminal Sounds in Europe, and on Kemado in North America. There will also be a limited edition 12? ?Sätt Att Se? out prior to the album. The album release will be followed by gigs in both Scandinavia and North America.
23 June Good news! Dungen returns and does a gig at Storas festivalen in Norway on the July 31. Life on Earth! tops the summer with a gig at Gagnef, Sweden on July 26.
12 Oct Life On Earth! live in October-November 2007:
Thu-Oct-25 LIFE ON EARTH! @ Loppen, Christania, Denmark
Fri-Oct-26 LIFE ON EARTH @ Röda Sten, Gothenburg, Sweden
Sat-Oct-27 LIFE ON EARTH @ Debaser Medis, Stockholm, Sweden
Mon-Nov-26 LIFE ON EARTH @ Voxhall, Aarhus, Denmark
At last the Life on Earth! record is here. This is the talented multi-instrumentalist Mattias Gustavsson?s, from the Swedish band Dungen, solo project. Together with some fellow travelling kindred musical spirits musicians from; Dungen (Gustav, Johan and Mattias), The Works, Town & Country and Mia Doi Todd) he has created an amazingly deep and timeless album filled with shimmering vibrant psychedelic folkrock-pop . The basic idea is to make music that celebrates the incredible and absolutely wonderful phenomenon of life on Earth, hoping to spread some joy to any possible listeners. You can order the record directly from us via the shop, or for digital download.
13 June Now you can watch the video for "Familj". You find it under "Video". Also a lot of new links to articles and reviews.
28 May The deluxe original Swedish vinyl edition of Dungen ?Tio Bitar?, housed in a unique gatefold silver foil sleeve (not featured on the other pressing) limited edition of 1,000 copies, is finally here and you can order it directly from us at the ?shop? page.
22 May A lot of new articles and reviews. You find it under "Dungen".
14 May New prices in the webshop!
24 April The new site launched today! Enjoy!
18 April ?Tio Bitar? Release Schedule: Scandinavia (Subliminal Sounds/Border) April 25 Europe (Subliminal Sounds/Megarock/Clear Spot) April 30 Germany/Austria/Switzerland (Subliminal Sounds/Broken Silence): May 11 North-America (Kemado) May 15 UK (Subliminal Sounds/Shellshock) May 21 Australia (Dew Process) June 02 Japan (Vroom Sound) June 04
16 April Life on earth! opens for Tingsek at Debaser Medis, Stockholm, Sweden, Thursday April 19th.
13 April We?re so happy to invite you to the: Pre-release release party for and with Mattias Gustavsson (from Dungen) ?solo-project?:Life on Earth! (with musicians from Dungen, The Works, Mylla etc). This evening they offer their real debut concert. Don?t miss it because this is going to be incredible! The gig of the year?!Wednesday April 18th, 7 PM to late (but get there in time) at: Klubb Mongo at Landet Subway station: Telefonplan, Telefonplan, Stockholm, Sweden, Earth Life on Earth! debut album ?Look! There Is?? to be officially released on Subliminal Sounds April 25th). You can read about Life on Earth! at Pitchfork Media. P.s. you can also look and listen a bit to Life on Earth!?s pre-album demos here: Life on earth at MySpace.
13 April Subliminal Sounds online MP3 store has open! Find the Dungen albums ?Dungen? and ?Ta det lungt?. More coming up!
15 March Saturday 17/3 Dungen plays beats and hip-hop classics at Skanes Ljudpark/In Konst in Malmo/Sweden. Time: 23.00-03.00 Fee: 100 kr
5 March The new Dungen album ?Tio Bitar? to be released in May 2007. Read the new biography.
17 February More about the upcoming new album including a preview at Pitchforkmedia.
18 December The band the Bees is releasing a compilation album featuring some of their favorite artists in january 2007. Standout tracks include swampy distortion-heavy blues from Muddy Waters, Shuggie Otis? achingly beautiful 70s soul, hip-hop courtesy of J Dilla and Madlib?s Jaylib project and modern psychedelia from Bees contemporaries Dungen. Also featured are reggae tracks from the likes of Dillinger and Matu. http://www.tirk.co.uk/news.htm
27 November Life On Earth!, Mattias Gustavsson?s (Dungens bass player) solo project, makes their debut gig at Landet (T-Telefonplan, Stockholm, Sweden) Friday the 8th of December . Subliminal Sounds will be releasing Life On Earth!?s debut album early next year. More info here. You will also be able to catch The Guild (featuring Reine and Fredrik from Dungen) who?ll also be playing this evening.
22 November Dungen is working on a new album that will be out in the spring 2007.