TAKEN BY TREES

Taken by Trees, the brainchild of renaissance woman Victoria Bergsman, has signed to Secretly Canadian. The former front woman of the Concretes (who you may also recognize from the Peter, Bjorn & John hit "Young Folks") has been hard at work on a new album influenced by a trip to Hawaii and falling in love. Bergsman says of the signing, "I am really excited to be working with Secretly Canadian. I admire how thoughtful they are when it comes to who they sign. I imagine that's due to how much dedication and hard work it takes to deliver something truly special." Bergsman's distinctive voice has served her well, with two critically acclaimed albums under her belt (2007's Open Field and 2009's East of Eden) as well as collaborations with the aforementioned Peter, Bjorn & John, and indie pop bedroom dreamers, Korallreven and Dan Lissvik of nu-Baleric dance kings Studio. For the Swedish chanteuse, each album has been a boundary-testing exploration - Open Field was recorded in just six days and East of Eden grew out of a trip to Pakistan. Victoria's creativity and sense of wonder makes Taken by Trees a singular project that is served well by her playful pop sensibilities. Taken by Trees will perform in Los Angeles for the first time in almost 2 years on Sunday, March 11. The show will serve as a warm-up gig, trying out brand new songs from the forthcoming album before heading to Austin for SXSW. This will be Taken by Trees' first performance at the SXSW Festival. More details on the new album will follow soon.

HAPPY RELEASE DAY // Taken By Trees – ‘Other Worlds’ Out Now, Victoria Orchestrates Gorilla vs. Bear Site Takeover

Taken By Trees’ debut Secretly Canadian release is officially out today! Titled Other Worlds, it’s the third album from Victoria Bergsman and it’s all yours! You can purchase the album from SC Distribution and receive the beautiful, limited-edition lavender tide colored vinyl or get your MP3 download at iTunes. Don’t want to wait to get your physical copy? Head to your local record store! Watch the video for “Dreams” above! Stream the album at The Fader! Read the rest of this entry »

WATCH // Jens Lekman – “Become Someone Else’s,” Plus Custom Moleskine Notebook and Upcoming Fallon Performance

If you’ve felt like you needed a bit more Jens Lekman in your life, today is officially your day. Here’s a brand new video for “Become Someone Else’s” from his recently released album I Know What Love Isn’t. Directed by Marcus Soderland, the video follows a baseball-capped Jens through Denmark’s Raberg Mile dunes, the same location where the album art was shot. “Life’s too good to become someone else’s,” sings Jens. Enjoy the video above or at Pitchfork // Disco Naivete! Read the rest of this entry »

CONTEST GIVEAWAY: Taken By Trees – ‘Other Worlds’ Signed Test Pressing, Wild & Free Flower Crown

Secretly Canadian and Wild & Free have partnered up to bring you the best of giveaways! In celebration of Taken By Trees new album, Other Worlds, we’re giving away a test pressing, signed by Victoria Bergsman herself! In addition to the record, the amazing Wild & Free Etsy shop is giving away a gorgeous flower crown! It’s impossible to look at the handmade, floral creation and not think of Taken By Trees’ “Dreams” video. The contest ends Friday, October 5 and a winner will be notified via email! Details on contest entry below!

Taken By Trees’ Other Worlds is out next Tuesday, October 2! Victoria and the gang kick off their tour with Jens Lekman on Monday, October 1! Full list of dates HERE!

HOW TO ENTER CONTEST >>>
1. EMAIL contests@secretlycanadian.com w/ “TBT Contest” as the subject
2. SHARE/LIKE this post/photo on Facebook

STREAM // Taken By Trees – ‘Other Worlds’ a Week Before Release


Taken By Trees’ new album, Other Worlds, isn’t out until next Tuesday, but you can listen to each and every track a week early! Calling the album “anything but expected and surprisingly original,” Fader just posted all 12 songs >>> check out the Youtube album playlist or click image above. Pre-order Other Worlds at SC Distribution – gorgeous, lavender tide vinyl still available.

KCRW named “In Other Words” their top-tune. Download now.

Check out Victoria in Work Magazine. Find out what butter-lemony and R. Kelly’s Double Up really mean to the new Los Angeles resident >>> VICTORIA BERGSMAN: CORNERED.

For our last bit of fun, Taken By Trees venture out on tour this week, kicking things off with a record-release show at Bootleg Bar on Wednesday, September 26! Victoria will then join Jens Lekman for dates across the US! Full schedule HERE.

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