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jj nº 3

Last summer Gothenburg, Sweden's jj quietly released one of 2009's most critically-acclaimed albums. The album was named jj nº 2 and it was the group's debut full-length (their first single was jj nº 1). With the naive swagger of youth, jj have already completed their next full-length. We here at Secretly Canadian are incredibly proud to present jj nº 3 to you. If jj nº 2 was (as it was to many) the quintessential summer 2009 album, jj nº 3 is destined to be the quintessential winter 2010 album, a soft, red smear of blood on a field of fresh snow.

jj create R&B and balearic dub from the ghosts of lost lovers; pop as delicate as a fawn's nose across blades of frosted grass. It is the soundtrack for friends packed into the town square's tiniest tavern, their moontanned, apple-cheeked faces glowing, their dilated pupils filled with all the meaning and meaninglessness of a magic 8-ball. Their music is both carefree without carelessness, and self-aware without being self-conscious. With it, they build an ice bridge arching from Gothenburg into the heart of middle America, and everywhere in between.

Praise for jj "JJ's music floats so cleanly--instantly gratifying, calming and still mysterious." - The Fader

Praise for jj nº 2 "It's a gorgeous ode to chemically-assisted euphoria, or an effective, shimmering simulation for those who keep their intoxications on the legal side." - BEST NEW MUSIC Pitchfork

"The year's best debut came from crypto-genius Swedes who sound like Enya covering Lil Wayne at Lilith Fair 2015." - The Washington Post

(SC212 released: 03/09/10)


  1. My Life
  2. And Now
  3. Let Go
  4. Into the Light
  5. Light
  6. Voi Parlate, Io Gioco
  7. Golden Virginia
  8. You Know
  9. I Know*
  10. No Escapin' This

    *NOTE: I Know is on the LP version only.