While managing to drift their way from Stockholm to my ears, Let’s Say We Did have punched out a sound that feels incredibly overlooked. Like an emotionally afflicted Stephen Malkmus, “(Won’t You Please) Tell Me Something” scathes the surface of that old familiar Pavement sound in executing something so soothing and wounded all at once. It strikingly matches the album art for their new EP, Such A Shame, for which this track is from.
*Austin Town Hall*
It’s rare that I find a band who can be so mellow, almost hushed with their sound, and yet still be so powerful and captivating with the end product. That’s just what I’ve found today with new band to me Let’s Say We Did. Now these guys hail from Stockholm, and it seems a fitting birthplace, as these songs could easily be the soundtrack to an early, cloudy morning in Scandinavia. Breezy, beautiful, and enchanting are all words that could describe.
*Gold Flake Paint*
Before we listened to the new track from Stockholm’s Let’s Say We Did we were informed that the band were “hopelessly overlooked“, which is all well and good but that’s more for us to decide than the people promoting the band. With that in mind, let us be the ones to tell you that this band have been completely, and hopelessly, overlooked. ’(Won’t You Please) Tell Me Something’ is magnificent; from the gravelly vocals that guide it, to the unexpected crunch of the guitars that bid the track farewell, it’s a radiant burst of indie pop both as calm and alive as the Scandinavian landscapes that it was born in.