The many sides of Peter Bjorn and John

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mu­sic | Peter Bjorn and John Dec. 4, Vel­vet Un­der­ground

Swedish pop-rock group Peter Bjorn and John gar­nered in­ter­na­tional fame with the 2006 re­lease of their catchy, whis­tle-filled hit, “Young Folks.” Ever since, they’ve taken a hap­haz­ard ap­proach to their al­bums: 2009’s Liv­ing Thing fused hip-hop with African elec­tronic funk, and 2011’s Gimme Some back­tracked to melodic pop. For their new al­bum, they’ve stripped back their sound. Con­trary to the ti­tle, Darker Days is sprin­kled with the type of up­beat, bright riffs that made the band fa­mous, while the lyrics touch on the dark­ness of the hu­man mind. The band’s up­com­ing show cy­cles through their many mu­si­cal per­sonas, but rest as­sured that the set list will still in­clude a whis­tle-along.

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