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The Swedish Models


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The best kept secret in music


"America's Finest: The retro sounds of The Swedish Models"

Album: The Adventures of The Swedish Models
Distribution: Self-released
Album art: This home-made album cover features a couple of 1970s-era JC Penney models. It's hard to say if they are Swedish, though.
San Diegoness of sound: Remember when Louis XIV was named Convoy? And remember when Convoy lived in Jamul and had mustaches and played country music? If you go that far, then, yes, the album feels San Diego-ey. But overall it has more San Francisco to it.
Style: The more hair, the better.
As big as Convoy? Yes, as long as they don't decide to get all glam-rocky on us.
Best Song: "Eye for an Eye" (See above video)
Disclosure: Our very own Kyle Proehl's roommate, Andrew, plays drums in this band. But because everyone in town is loving The Swedish Models, I couldn't ignore the CD any longer.
Overall: How is it that a local band can play jam-rock to hipsters and get away with it? It may have something to do with the super seductive-yet-groovy vibe of the music. While there are only five songs on the record, it's enough to showcase the band's creativity and sophistication. And it's all done in a feel-good, 1960s-esque package.
Oh. The drumming is awesome. - San Diego Union Tribune Street

"Wednesday Recap:Charissa Saverio, Swedish Models, Marc Ford"

The Swedish Models have so much talent between their five members, and with the bonus of the amazing sound at the Belly Up, I think there were people who were already fans of the band there eating them up, and new fans who wondered how they might not have heard of them before. They really are that good and make people wonder where they can hear more.

I caught this song midsong, but I wanted to post it anyway, because the big thing about the Swedish Models is that they have two drummers... Andrew McNally and Dustin Paul, and they share a kick drum. My video may suck, but the band does not, and hopefully it gives a good feel for why there is so much talk about this band.

So the Swedes only have 7 songs at this point, but if you count the three false endings of their "epic" song, then I would say they have 10. Clearly they have enough buzz in town because it seemed more people were there to see them than the headliner... - San Diego: Dialed In


The Adventures of the Swedish Models EP (2007)


Feeling a bit camera shy


The Swedish Models are a complete five piece of blistering vocalists and
multi-instrumental writers.

Hailing from the sleepy beach-town of Ocean Beach, California the five
rockers in The Swedish Models came together when Dusty Paul (drums, keys
and vocals) and Mark Wiskowski (bass) kidnapped and held for ransom of a
6-pack of Newcastle a stuffed monkey from the porch of Ryan Waller
(vocals, guitar), their then unknown and unsuspecting neighbor. An
immediate friendship began as they began to hanging out and supporting
their previous musical collectives (Cape May and The Jury). After some
more Newcastles and other shared experiences, a line-up was set with the
addition of two talented multi-instrumentalists, Andrew Bernhardt
(vocals, guitar and keys) and Andrew McNally (drums, keys and vocals).

The Swedish Models began writing scorching songs and honing a live show
seeped in the traditions of rock and roll. Their songs take on
chameleon-like approaches that combine their colorful personalities,
original sound influences and knack for live performance. In a sense, 5
golden children delivered from a stork to place compelling melodies and
catchy hooks into people's minds. The members of the band revolve around
their stage, exchanging instruments and expressing their creative and
aesthetical prowess. At the moment the band has a DIY recording which
they put laid to tape in one 8-hour session and currently writing songs
and preparing to record their first official release, which is expected
to have a Spring 2008 release.