Loney Dear (formerly Loney, Dear), one of my favorite folkies of the last few years, just announced a new album due Jan. 27 on Polyvinyl called Dear John. First single “Airport Surroundings” is a little more TV on the Radio than Sufjan, but the Swede’s sweet latest is still a jam for Brooklyn and beyond. Emil’s last record, Loney, Noir, was my No. 10 of 2007, so surely he’s aiming higher in 2009.
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