First Live TV Performance from Peter Bjorn and John’s New Album on Conan Tomorrow Night!
Tune in for Peter Bjorn and John’s debut live TV performance of their upcoming album on Conan Tomorrow Night at 11/10c Performing First Single off Gimme Some – “Second Chance”!
Get excited for the show by checking out SPIN’s Glowing Live Review of their Sold-Out NY Show. Here are some excerpts of the review:
“What we’re doing up here is very simple,” Peter Moren, singer-guitarist for Swede trio Peter Bjorn and John, said Thursday night onstage in New York City, “and that’s playing our new record.”
“Simple” was the evening’s magic word. At their first U.S. show in support of their sixth LP, Gimme Some (out March 29), the band introduced a crowd of 150 in the tiny basement of Santos Party House to their album’s 11 pop and punk tracks, in no particular order.
Inspired by PB&J’s favorite groups, including R.E.M., the Damned, and the Buzzcocks, and produced by Sweden’s Per Sunding (The Cardigans), the tunes are a stylistic about-face from the electro sounds of 2009’s Living Thing. “This time around we had the clear idea of going back to basics — guitar, bass, drums,” Moren recently told SPIN.
Their set was a testament to their songwriting prowess. Each Gimme Some track is full of tricks from pop’s playbook — snappy pre-choruses, whistle-worthy melodies, shadow backing vocals. It’s like Ikea and PB&J crafted an instruction guide for building pop’s nuts and bolts into super catchy songs. And the best part is that PB&J have a lot of fun playing them.