El Perro del Mar

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El Perro del Mar
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Background information
Origin Gothenburg, Sweden
Genres Indie pop
Years active 2003–present
Labels Hybris
Memphis Industries
Licking Fingers
Website Official Site
Members Sarah Assbring

El Perro del Mar (literally "The Dog of the Sea" in Spanish (Sea Dog [English] = "marulk" [Swedish], "sea dog" - an old or experienced sailor [English]) is a musical project that was founded in December 2003 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The sole member of El Perro del Mar, Sarah Assbring, initially started as an MP3/CD-R artist and released her first songs through Hybris Records. Her music could be described as melancholic indie pop.

From 2004 to late 2005, Assbring's records had only been released by the Swedish label, Hybris, but in 2006, she experienced a host of new-found success when El Perro del Mar was picked up by UK-based label, Memphis Industries, under which Dungen and The Go! Team also release. Prior to the self-titled album, Assbring had recorded and released Look! It's El Perro del Mar! and the EP You Gotta Give to Get, in Spring 2005 and November 2005 respectively.

In early 2007, El Perro del Mar ended its relationship with Hybris and began a new relationship with The Concretes's label, Licking Fingers. Its second full-length album, titled From the Valley to the Stars, was released in Spring 2008. During the recording of her fifth album, Pale Fire, Assbring became a mother.[1]

In 2015 a deluxe edition of El Perro del Mar's debut album will be released, with the package containing eleven bonus tracks including the unreleased demos 'In The Woods' and 'An Eye For Gold'.[2]


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions[3]
2005 Look! It's El Perro del Mar!
2006 El Perro del Mar
2008 From the Valley to the Stars 32
2009 Love Is Not Pop 37
2012 Pale Fire 43




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