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December 17, 2008 4:40 PM   Subscribe

Sweden-born Yukimi Nagano has worked with José González, Koop several times and is now the lead singer of Little Dragon. When cornered to characterize Little Dragon's style, the answer was somehow "Disco Dub", though Yukimi herself is probably just better listened to than labeled. (Hover for descriptions)

Little Dragon EPK (15:55 video). Soundwaves interview with Yukimi Nagano (7:26 video). Catalog.
posted by cashman (12 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I love Scandavian music. BIG fan of Thomas Dybdahl.
posted by chuckdarwin at 4:54 PM on December 17, 2008

Lovely. Good post, cashman!
posted by sveskemus at 5:01 PM on December 17, 2008

Interesting! Little Dragon's Twice is one of my favorite songs of the past few years, fragile and beautiful.
posted by Auden at 5:47 PM on December 17, 2008

I saw that Koop song long ago when I saw it on a show I think Moby did on MTV. I really liked it through it's simplicity, and somewhat as a throwback type song. Always wanted to know more about the singer, and now I do. Thanks cashman!
posted by Eekacat at 6:17 PM on December 17, 2008

Yukimi Nagano: I think I just fell in love.
posted by KokuRyu at 6:30 PM on December 17, 2008

Hey, if we're doing Swedes, have some fun with the Tough Alliance (SLYT).
posted by limon at 7:08 PM on December 17, 2008

(and everybody knows The Knife: 1, 2)
posted by limon at 7:12 PM on December 17, 2008

I rather like this, thanks!
posted by inparticularity at 9:25 PM on December 17, 2008

Yukimi Nagano on Discogs.
posted by gen at 12:26 AM on December 18, 2008

Whoops. Sorry I missed that last link.
posted by gen at 12:28 AM on December 18, 2008

Huh, Little Dragon's out on Peacefrog. I'm impressed.
posted by gen at 12:31 AM on December 18, 2008

Neat. Reminds me of Shuggie Otis with a better singer and lyrics that actually make sense.
posted by 1adam12 at 1:19 AM on December 18, 2008

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