Despite all my best efforts, it seems there are always some amazing records that slip through the cracks from year to year. In this case, this was literally true, with Swedish outfit The Amazing’s album Gentle Stream. The Amazing have a very familiar sound, courtesy of Reine Fiske and Johan Holmegrad who are both members of one of my favorite contemporary bands Dungen (that duo also turned up in ANOTHER record that I missed from 2012, the more jazz oriented Svenska Kaputt). Needless to say it’s a sound that I’m very much enamored with even though The Amazing have a bit less neo-psych style going on and fall a bit more on the pastoral indie-rock side of things. In addition to missing hearing and playing this record, I’m really kicking myself that I missed them performing here in LA back in November. This video for “Gone” (featuring Moussa Fadera on drums instead of Holmegrad but absolutely no drop off in style or sound) gives a bit of a taste of what was missed and what is still yet to come.