MP3 At 3PM: Sambassadeur

sambassadeur4724The Swedish tweesters in Sambassadeur continue their tradition of flawless pop with last month’s European (Labrador). Making the most of polished vocals, jangly guitar and well-placed synth, the quartet’s follow-up to 2007’s Migration is matured though familiar. Building on what has become its iconic sound, the band’s brand of pop is all things poised and endearing without coming off as insincere. No doubt comparable to Belle And Sebastian or fellow Swedes the Mary Onettes, European is keenly orchestral and possesses pure lyricism. Likely to leave listeners smitten, Sambassadeur will conquer your heart.

“Stranded” (download):