Continuing with these round-up posts so that I’ll manage to feature most of the 2018 stuff that I hold dear before it’s time for the end-of the year lists in December. This time a bit of a Finnish language special.
First up is Salaliitto and the first single from their forthcoming album that is due out in 2019 on Soit se silti. Nakkila’s zip code 29250 is now forever stuck in my head thanks to this insanely catchy nostalgic anthem for the small town hearts. Easily relatable especially for the ones who spent their youth in a small town in the 80s and/or 90s and therefore on a personal level, the song does bring a lot of good memories from my 42560/42700 days. A damn good song once again from Salaliitto.
Carrying on with the nostalgic vibe with an outtake from the new Liljankukka album Päiväkirja that came out on the 12th October on Karhuvaltio Records. This is their debut album, but the main songwriter Thomas Lilley has written a lot of pop magic with his other band Daisy during the past fifteen years or so. Liljankukka shows that he is able to master the difficult task of writing melodic pop treats also by using the Finnish language. Here’s the video for a song called 22 vuotta sitten.
Pää Kii returned with a new album called Jos huonoo onnee ei ois mul ei ois onnee ollenkaan that came out on the 19th of October on Stupido Records. Damn good record and I especially love this song that hits people like me where it really hurts. Albeit most of my own record collection is on the fashionable CD format, so they are probably not even worth that 25 cents. Expect of course they contain the building blocks of my life and therefore mean the world to me.
I would have at least half a dozen more that could fit this blog entry, but it’s close to 4am so let’s wrap this up with a song from the new Jylhä Yrjö album Kohti asfalttia that came out a couple of weeks ago on Iso Pinkki. I don’t really know a whole lot about them, but I’ve been spinning the album quite a lot lately. The song Pieksämäellä would actually fit perfectly with the small town nostalgia that started this entry, but I will still go with my current favorite Miksi me teimme sen this time around.