Sudakistan - Two Steps Back

Song of the Day
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Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Two Steps Back" by Sudakistan, from the 2018 album Swedish Cobra on PNKSLM Recordings.
WRITTEN BY JASMINE ALBERTSON
PHOTO BY JAKOB MÖLLER

Stockholm-based garage punk band Sudakistan has a unique backstory. While they’re technically Sweden-based, the band is only comprised of one native Swede, guitarist Arvid Sjöö, while the rest of the band – Michell Serrano (vocals), Maikel Gonzalez (bass), Carlos Amigo (percussion)and Juan Jose Espindola (drums) – emigrated from South America. Because of this, the five-piece integrates Latin rhythm into their caustic garage punk to create a completely unique sound from a Swedish band.

Our Song of the Day, “Two Steps Back,” comes from the band’s sophomore album Swedish Cobra, released last week. The record was produced by Daniel Bengtson and sees the band capturing the energy of their live sound by recording all five band members in the same room, live to tape at Bengtson’s Studio Rymden, with minimal takes and overdubs. Watch the official video for “Two Steps Back,” directed by Serrano, below and read KEXP’s recent interview with Sudakistan here.

 

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