Living Thing, the fifth album from Peter Bjorn And John, is a strong indication that the acute pop minds behind 2006 breakthrough record Writer’s Block have much more to give. Despite its spare arrangements and instrumentation, Living Thing incorporates fuller melodies and more intricate sounds, ranging from dub to a sort of Merseybeat gone electro. Peter Bjorn And John are guest editing magnetmagazine.com this week. Read our Q&A with them.
John: This is one of my favorite records. I found it in a record store in Portland, Ore. Every time I put this on (and that could be on a Sunday morning, at a DJ gig or at an afterparty), me and everyone else start to act differently. This album is almost as good as a massage. Including the happy ending.