EXCLUSIVE: Unreleased Song from Ambient Duo jj

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jj's Joakim Benon and Elin Kastlander
WRITTEN BY
William Goodman

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

That's an appropriate reaction when listening to hot new Swedish duo jj, who are pushing the boundaries of ambient music with a combo of indie pop, acid house, new age, electro, hip-hop, and Caribbean elements, all paired with singer Elin Kastlander's aching vocals. The result: a euphoric sound as soothing as lying on a private beach in St. Barts.

Take, for example, "Baby," a previously unreleased track recorded during the sessions for Kastlander and Joakim Benon's excellent 2009 debut jj n° 2. Download the song below.

On August 3, indie powerhouse label Secretly Canadian, which has released material from Animal Collective, Yeasayer, and Antony & the Johnsons, among others, will reissue jj n° 2on vinyl, CD, and digital formats (pre-order here).

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LISTEN: jj, "Baby" (DOWNLOAD MP3)

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