The Swedish trio Peter Bjorn and John derive their power from the combined forces of three talented songwriters -- guitarist Peter Morén, bassist/keyboardist Björn Yttling, and drummer John Eriksson -- who each sing and skillfully produce as well. The band draw inspiration from the sounds of classic '60s Baroque pop, power pop, and new wave, but come up with a unique style that was honed over years of recording and playing live.
Their early work is exciting and punky, 2005's Falling Out is where their sound came together, and 2006's Writer's Block is where they hit the fringes of the mainstream propelled by the deathless indie pop anthem "Young Folks." The group stepped back a bit with darker, more artful albums like 2009's Living Thing, but they still wrote hooky, bouncy modern rock songs that appealed to music supervisors for sitcoms ("Second Chance," from their 2011 album Gimme Some, served as the theme to 2 Broke Girls) and longtime fans alike.
While all three members of the band have busy schedules outside the trio, they come together regularly to craft fine modern rock albums, like 2018's Darker Days, that showcase their undimmed talents as writers, producers, and performers.
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