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Norwegian songwriter Susanne Sundfor exists at the intersection of two worlds (as cleverly depicted in the video for her single "The White Foxes") -- the ancient, natural world of forests and ruins, and the modern, manufactured world of technology, all covered in snow. This is true both thematically, as her songs are often lyrically cold and dark with subtle overtones of brilliant warmth, as well as sonically, blending lush piano elements with the more mechanical, almost industrial elements of pop music. Susanne stopped by to play some solo tunes and talk about the therapy of making art and how her own style developed.
Ryan McPhun is the driving force of The Ruby Suns. Previously seen behind the drums with Aussie group Architecture in Helsinki and Kiwi singer Lawrence Arabia, this California native via Oslo, Norway, headed to New York to craft his latest record into a flawless piece of hi-fi pop with the help of engineer Chris Coady (Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Gang Gang Dance). A breakup record at heart and a pop record through and through, this is music for headphones, dance parties, and everything in between.