You may remember (I hope you do) the danish band the Elephants who put out a very fine debut album back in December of 2007. Yeah, I know that’s a while ago in the music blog time continuum, but in the real world it’s not all that long ago. The Danish band are back with album number two. It’s called Take It! named probably for some back handed comment on how you don’t buy music these days, you take it. Well, as far as I can tell their new album has yet to leak, so you’ll have to suck it up and plunk down a few hard earned dollars and actually buy it. Why would you want to actually buy the new Elephants album you ask? Well, if you liked the last one, it’s a no-brainer, or if you’re a sucker for a sweet Scandinavian pop songs you may be at risk. The only song that really sounds like it could have been on their first album is the title track. The rest of it is more mature and confident with the band slowing things down and injecting some space into their songs, inviting you to turn up the volume to hear everything they’re piping through your tiny headphones. I compared them to Moose and Peter Bjorn and John back in 2007 and those seem to still be pretty good points of reference. Last time around the album was pretty difficult to find, only getting released in Germany. This time around there’s a US release on 15 September, in the meantime here’s an mp3. Go ahead, take it!
One more sample for you discerning ear, the video for the album’s title track: