The many sides of Peter Bjorn and John
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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.