Map & Directions
The first Swedish female singer to play Lollapalooza, Sofia Talvik combines haunting songs with youthful exuberance and the faintest trace of Scandinavian twee.
Sofia’s music mashes modal chord changes and beautiful ‘60s euro-pop production with the gentle singing of a ‘70s folk songstress. Mingling California sunshine pop with darker strains of European sturm and drang, Sofia is a is a tall drink of blendered Goldfrapp, Nico and Joni Mitchell.
Sofia released her last few CDs on her own Makaki Music label. Her latest offering, The Owls Are Not What They Seem, is a return to her acoustic roots.
Leaving her backing band at home, she is performing with video art that brings her stories and the mystical world of Scandinavia to life.
Milk and Eggs
“Her best songs sound like the music you hear in your head on the cusp of falling asleep, or the ones you hear on a late night drive fading in and out of the static, heard once and never heard again.” – Little Village
Milk & Eggs’ Jordan Sellergren transcends “the well-worn path of folk music with songcraft and a quiet voice that makes you lean in close to make sure you hear every note,” writes music critic Kent Williams. “She, like Will Whitmore, sounds older than her years.”
Born on the bluffs of the Mississippi in Burlington, Iowa, Sellergren, a visual artist, began writing songs in 2009 while living and working in Auckland, New Zealand. After returning to Iowa in the spring of 2010, she started playing her songs locally under the name Milk & Eggs. In July 2011, Milk & Eggs recorded and released her eponymous first full-length, self-produced album, with instrumental accompaniment from John Waite, Gabe Baillargeon, Jim Leland, Andrew Conley and David Zollo.
Though compared to the likes of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake, and Bob Dylan, Milk & Eggs’ sound comes across like a fresh morning to folk music—alive with spirit, depth and meaning.