New Sweden has been sharing their unique flavor of Americana, Folk, and Indie Rock with the greater Philadelphia region since forming in late 2009. The 6-piece outfit molds their sound using a blend of traditional folk instruments with a modern twist, all backed by energetic live performances. The lyrics are powerful and sure to speak to any listener willing to lend an ear.
The recording and release of their first studio record, The Mountain (Recording Engineer Nick DiDia, Producer Ritchie Rubini) stands out as an exciting milestone and success to date. Not to be overlooked is sharing the stage with The Felice Brothers, Kevin Devine, James McMurty, and all artists at NON-COMM 2011, competing with local Philadelphia bands, and ultimately winning the Beta-Hi-Fi Emerging Artist Competition, two TriState Indie Awards for Best Delaware Band, and a whole slew of other shows and competitions along the away.
New Sweden has built a strong, loyal fan base in the Philadelphia/Wilmington region through relentless live performances and an undeniable connection with all types of audiences. Over 1,000 albums sold independently, packing World Cafe Live at The Queen for The Mountain record release party, and consistent growth of followers through Facebook, Twitter, and newswedenmusic.com.
New Sweden will continue to support their new release, The Mountain through East Coast U.S. tours, local performances, and radio appearances. A new batch of recordings is in the works, and fans can keep an eye out for new online video content and raw New Sweden-produced home studio recordings.