Montt Mardié

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Montt Mardié
Birth name David Olof Peter Pagmar
Born (1983-09-16) September 16, 1983 (age 31)
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Indie pop, soul, classical
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer
Years active 2005–present
Labels Hybris
Associated acts The Pirate Bay, Andreas Mattsson, Hanna Lovisa
Website www.monttmardie.com

Montt Mardié (born David Olof Peter Pagmar on September 16, 1983) is a Swedish singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer. As of May 2009, Montt Mardié has released three full length albums as well as various singles on the Swedish record label Hybris. He signed to the Taiwanese label Silent Agreement, as well as the UK label Ruffa Lane in 2007. May 2009 saw the release of his first UK release, Introducing...the Best Of. His first released studio album was Drama in 2005.

History[edit]

David Pagmar was raised in Stockholm, Sweden. He enjoys "movies from the fifties, music from the sixties and comic books from the seventies". Taken from the About Me section of his blog [1], "While the other kids were searching for guns and ammo, I read the bible. I loved boats and rollercoasters. On the day I turned eight my mom bought me a guitar. I kept it in a closet and only took it out when I was alone." Montt has become increasingly popular in his native Sweden, as well as in many other European countries. His favorite Beatle is John Lennon[1]

His debut release was the Single/EP Highschool Drama, released on October 14, 2005. This was shortly followed by his debut full-length album Drama, released on October 7, 2005. One single developed from Drama, New York, released on April 20, 2006. He then released an EP entitled Science on May 18, 2006.

Mardié would later reuse some of the tracks from Science for his second full-length album, Clocks/Pretender, released on April 18, 2007. Clocks/Pretender was a double album, one disc containing Montt Mardié tracks and the other collaborations with other musicians.

Mardié announced he was working on a new album in early 2008.[2] In the same blog post, Mardié explained he was in the middle of re-recording old songs for his first UK release. He revealed the title "Introducing... the best of Montt Mardié" to be official, joking that if he had gotten his way it would have been called "Death".[3] Introducing... the best of Montt Mardié was released in May 2009 to positive reviews.[4][5][6] The album's first single Set Sail Tomorrow was released in mid-2008, going straight to the NME-radio A-list. The single was put on the H&M instore radio from July 2 for a month, going out to 1,200 stores across 23 countries. The single also helped Mardié become Rookie Of The Week on BBC 6music, and he was placed on the "Out in the City" top of the hot list.[7]

Mardié's third Swedish album was finally released in April 2009. Skaizerkite unveiled twelve new tracks and introduced a cleaner and larger sound to Mardié's distinct pop-style, featuring collaborations with Hanna Lovisa and Andreas Mattsson (whom he had previously worked with on Clocks/Pretender).

On May 15, 2009 he uploaded the track We Are All The Pirate Bay onto The Pirate Bay tracker[8] specifying "It's free and nobody will ever have to pay for it".[9] This came after the provisional outcome of The Pirate Bay trial. The track was released using the Creative Commons license the song was up freely to be remixed and re-appropriated and many interpretations was made by fans and other artists such as Shorthand Phonetics which included a radically different version on their Creative Commons release "Errors in Calculating Odds, Errors in Calculating Value".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album
2005 Drama
  • Released: 7 November 2005
  • Label: Hybris
  • Formats: CD
2007 Clocks/Pretender
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Hybris
  • Formats: Double CD, digital download
2009 Skaizerkite
  • Released: 8 April 2009
  • Label: Hybris
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album
2009 Introducing...the Best Of
  • Released: 4 May 2009
  • Label: Ruffa Lane
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Notes: First UK release

Singles/EPs[edit]

Year Single Album
2005 Highschool Drama
Drama
2006 New York
Drama
2007 Science
2008 Set Sail Tomorrow
Clocks/Pretender
2008 Modesty Blaise
Introducing...the Best Of
2008 Names Not Forgotten
Introducing...the Best Of
2009 We Are All The Pirate Bay

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