Rolling Stone Hot List Dec. 28, 2004
Covering a Dylan classic is risky, but Norway’s Magnet succeed with a beautifully de-contrified orchestral version.
Impose Magazine’s top records of 2004 Dec. 27, 2004
Diana Yee of Impose Magazine listed "On Your Side" as #1 of the top 5 albums of the year:
Finally making a US debut, Norwegian singer/musician Even (pronounced "Evan") Johansen brings a batch of fresh new sound that I haven’t heard in a while – especially for a solo act (aside from maybe British singer/musician Tom McRae, who has a completely different style from this guy). It’s hard to come by a release with such depth and meaning that one can connect to, and with so much bad music out there it makes Magnet’s release the lost golden ticket.
View other contributors’ lists at Impose Magazine.
x-mas / new year’s q&a Dec. 24, 2004
Bt.no asked some musicians from Bergen questions about Christmas and the new year.
1) Hva ønsker du deg til jul?
2) Hva er den beste platen du kjøpte i 2004?
3) Hva er dine målsetninger for 2005?
Even «Magnet» Johansen:
– Det jeg ønsker meg aller mest er å bli kjæreste med Paris Hilton.
– Det er nok «Sleepwalking», samleplaten til inntekt for Kreftforeningen.
– Oi, den var vanskelig. Jeg håper at 2005 blir et like langt år som 2004.
Loftet review + photo Dec. 24, 2004
troubadour photos Dec. 22, 2004
"Minus EP" review Dec. 17, 2004
Read Fædrelandsvennen’s Minus EP review (4/6).
request Magnet on KEXP Dec. 15, 2004
Cherokee Studios photos Dec. 14, 2004
"Minus EP" reviews Dec. 9, 2004
The Daily Texan’s Top Records of 2004 Dec. 7, 2004
Tito Belis of The Daily Texan lists "On Your Side" as #1 of the top 5 records of 2004:
- Magnet – “On Your Side”
- Morrissey – “You are the Quarry”
- Interpol – “Antics”
- Madvillain – “Madvillainy”
- Rilo Kiley – “More Adventurous”
Read other editors’ lists at The Daily Texan.
Minus EP on Norwegian Singles Chart Dec. 6, 2004
Minus EP has entered at #8 on the Norwegian Singles Chart. See the full list at vg.no.
Tromsø concert article Dec. 4, 2004
Magnet on TV Dec. 3, 2004
If you live in the US, remember to watch the Late Late Show tonight on CBS (12:35AM ET/PT ) to see Magnet perform. Also, "Lay lady Lay" will be played during episode 5 of The OC on Fox this Thursday. [from it’s a trap!]
Tromsø tour photos Dec. 2, 2004
"Minus EP" reviews Dec. 2, 2004
thestranger.com "On Your Side" review Dec. 1, 2004
TheStranger.com has reviewed "On Your Side":
On his second album, Magnet (AKA Norwegian Evan Johansen) has refined his sound, taking an appealing step forward from his previous folktronica aesthetic. On Your Side showcases more intricate samples than his debut, hinting at moments of Notwist or Four Tet. The electronic accents don’t feel merely ornamental but are imbedded in compositions formed around serious pop craftsmanship.
Passport Approved radio show Dec. 1, 2004
Remember to listen to radio show Passport Approved this Saturday. Magnet will be interviewed and perform live. More information:
PASSPORT APPROVED now heard on KDLD “Indie 103.1FM” Los Angeles, KEDJ Phoenix, KNRK Portland, KRZQ Reno, KROG Medford/Ashland, OR and more radio stations to be announced shortly. International syndication of the radio program has begun…territories to be announced in the coming weeks. U.S. show contains weekly reciprocal contributions from Zane Lowe BBC Radio 1 U.K. and Byron Cooke Triple M Radio Australia and other international tastemaker radio programming contributors.
VERRA CRUZ – “Rise” (Crazeltown, U.K.)
BOY – “Up In This Town” (Maple, Canada)
TOM VEK – “C-C (You Set The Fire In Me)” (Tummy Touch, U.K.)
MAGNET – “Nothing Hurts Now” (Interview with Norwegian band)
MAGNET – “The Day We Left Town”
KASABIAN – “Processed Beats” (BMG, U.K.)
*BYRON COOKE (TRIPLE M RADIO, AUSTRALIA)
*JET (exclusive live Triple M acoustic session)
NINE BLACK ALPS – “Cosmopolitan” (Island, U.K.)
THE CRIMEA – “Miserablist Tango” (Double Dragon, U.K.)
WARREN SUICIDE – “Warren Suicide” (German Import)
ELEMENO P – “Verona” (Universal, New Zealand)
FRANK POPP ENSEMBLE – “Hip Teens Don’t Wear Blue Jeans” (AMV, Germany)
SKINNYMAN – “I’ll Be Surprised” (Low Life, U.K.)
THE RAKES – “Strasbourg” (City Rockers, U.K.)
SOULWAX – “Any Minute Now” (PIAS, Belgium)
THIRTEEN SENSES – “Into The Fire” (Vertigo, U.K.)
TEDDYBEARS STHLM – “Cobra Style (feat. Mad Cobra)” (Sony, Sweden)
DOGS – “London Bridge” (Island, U.K.)
*ZANE LOWE BBC RADIO 1, UK (20 Minute Segment)
GOLDIE LOOKIN CHAIN – “Guns Don’t Kill People Rappers Do” (Atlantic, U.K.)
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – “Tribulations” (EMI, U.K.)
Thorvalds concert review Dec. 1, 2004
Check out a review of Magnet’s recent performance at Thorvalds at ranablad.no.