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Ida Maria

by Josh Teixeira in Culture on 15 January 2008

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So we heard the most amazing unsigned band in Williamsburg, Brooklyn the other night. Except we were at a noodle and dumpling bar called Snacky and the band was blaring from an iPod.

Norwegian-by-way-of-Sweden Ida Maria and her bandmates are sure to be the next hot-shit-of-the-moment and their song "Oh My God" will not stop playing in our collective brain. Currently self-released on their own Nesna records (although certainly not for long), Ida Maria belts out brash postpunk with tons of melody—something like a young, raw Björk singing for the Futureheads isn't far off.

Currently touring in London, we can't wait until they bring their supposedly fierce live show back stateside. Until then, we'll have to settle for MySpace and YouTube since their singles are only available in the Swedish iTunes store.

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