The Amazing: “Ambulance”

Photo by Kristian Bengtsson

Last year, the Swedish band the Amazing traded its previous Nick Drake-isms for the full-on psych-rock of Picture You. Songs like “Safe Island” showed how this group can grab your attention while still submerging you in a shoegazing cloud.

On its new song, “Ambulance,” the Amazing splits the difference between its folk and rock sides. Here, the guitars sweep instead of explode, ambient and intimate at the same time. After the long Swedish winter, the Amazing still sound chilly, but they’re one of the few bands that can make that sound desirable.

“Ambulance” appears on Ambulance, out July 22 via Partisan.

–Art Levy

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