Swedish psychedelic folk rock collective Lykantropi today unveil a video for “Kom Ta Mig Ut.” The tracks comes by way of the band’s stirring Tales To Be Told full-length, set for release November 6 Via Despotz Records.

In today’s society, the old folk tales can be thought to belong to the delusions of the past. With their groovy riffs and beautiful melodies, Lykantropi take us via the werewolf transformation back to the rock and folk music of the early ‘70s. Sweet harmonies reminiscent of The Mamas & The Papas are layered with electric guitars and flutes into a witch’s brew.

The mysterious, inexplicable, and obscure have always been what primarily define Lykantropi—rock music that comes from the Scandinavian forest and wilderness, deforestation and mire, bottomed within its folklore, myths, and legends. We cannot see or touch it, but we can definitely feel it, experience it, and pass it on. That kind of art is more difficult to define, and to master, but it is probably what has made the sextet from Karlstad one of the most promising new additions to enter Sweden’s rock scene in many years.

“Kom Ta Mig Ut” highlights the band’s ability to blend hypnotizing vocals with hexing melodies. It’s a dark-but-beautiful love tale performed in symbiosis by female and male harmonies. 

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