Loney Dear at the Eurockéennes 2007
|Labels||Dear John (Sweden) |
Sub Pop (US)
Polyvinyl Record Co.
Loney Dear is the pseudonym of Swedish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emil Svanängen (born March 29, 1979). He has self-released four albums of music in his native Sweden. His first major release came in February, 2007 in the U.S. when Sub Pop re-issued his album Loney, Noir.
Emil Svanängen self-released his first album, The Year of River Fontana, in 2003. Recorded in the basement of his parents' home in Jönköping with a minidisk microphone and a home computer, released on home-made CD-Rs, and sold only through his website and at live performances. The album became popular solely on word-of-mouth. The next two years saw Svanängen record and release three more albums.
In 2017 Svanängen was signed to Peter Gabriel's Real World Records. “I am delighted that we are able to work with Loney dear, who I heard Jennie Abrahamson playing while we were on tour. I think he is an extraordinary talent and should be recognised as a great song writer. He may be Europe’s answer to Brian Wilson.”
- The Year of River Fontana (2003, self-released)
- Citadel Band (2004, self-released)
- Loney, Noir (2005, self-released)
- Sologne (2006, self-released, Something in Construction (SICNOTE 025))
- Loney, Noir (re-issue) (2007, Sub Pop USA/Australia/New Zealand. Parlophone rest of world)
- Dear John (2009, Polyvinyl Record Co.)
- Hall Music (2011 Polyvinyl Record Co.)
- Loney Dear (2017 Real World Records)
- "Hulls" (2017, Real World Records)
- "Sum" (2017, Real World Records)
- "December Lilies" (2017 Woah Dad!) (later pulled due to move to Real World Records)
- "22 acts in the running for best European independent album". 6 March 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
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