JJ

The emergence of Swedish duo JJ in March 2009 was both meaningful and mysterious. A debut single, 'jj no.1', enchanted the music press, simultaneously existing across indie-pop and hip-hop spectrums, excitingly new and yet frustratingly vague in its presentation. This was a taste, a scent, something intangible, an impression made without force. The music was here, but little else — its makers remained anonymous. Pitchfork's Best New Music review for the band's debut album, summer 2009's 'jj no.2', spoke first of their enigmatic qualities, rather than precisely what this music was: another sumptuous menagerie of styles, blended by an expert hand, intoxicating and otherworldly. Both Elin Kastlander and Joakim Benon appeared in the Marcus Söderlund-directed video to 'Let Go'. Cover, broken.

Secretly Canadian Signs JJ, Announces Release Date for jj nº 3

The Swedish band JJ released a summery pop album in 2009 that captivated every music fan who was lucky enough to come across it. Pitchfork.com nudged them out of obscurity by proclaiming the album, jj nº 2, Best New Music, and the album landed on many 2009 best-of lists.

While still shrouded in mystery, jj has joined Secretly Canadian to release their next full-length, jj nº 3, on March 9th in the United States (UK date TBA), in conjunction with Scandinavian label Sincerely Yours.

jj will make their first North American performances with The xx on a spring US tour:

3/22 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
3/23 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
3/24 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
3/25 Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle
3/28 Washington, DC – Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
3/29 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church Sanctuary
3/30 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
3/31 New York, NY – Webster Hall
4/02 Boston, MA – Paradise
4/03 Montreal, QC – Le National
4/04 Toronto, ON – Lees Palace
4/05 Columbus, OH – Wexner Center
4/06 Bloomington, IN – Buskirk-Chumley Theater
4/08 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
4/09 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
4/12 Bellingham, WA – The Nightlight Lounge
4/13 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
4/14 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
4/16 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill

AUDIO

All White Everything by JJ
Ecstasy by jj

TOUR DATES

12/03/14
Brighton, UK - Unitarian Church

12/04/14
Bristol, UK - Start The Bus

12/05/14
Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen

12/06/14
Dublin, IE - Opium Room

12/07/14
Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club

12/09/14
London, UK - Oslo

12/11/14
Strasbourg, FR - La Laiterie

See all upcoming shows

AGENT CONTACT

North America:
The Windish Agency
Tom Windish
tom@windishagency.com

UK, Europe (ex-Scandinavia, Spain and Portugal), Japan
Nick Cave/Adele Slater
William Morris Agency
NCave@wmeentertainment.com
ASlater@wmeentertainment.com

Scandinavia:
Robin at Luger
robin@luger.se