INVSN’s latest album, The Beautiful Stories, is affecting people in ways that the band hoped for, but could not have fully anticipated. The world that this collection of music is being released into has been shaken, but it is not yet fully shattered.
It is wounded, but hopeful for recovery. It has been taken down a notch or two by grief, and strife, and discord, but as with many other grim points in history – new lows often lead to greater highs. The Beautiful Stories is the soundtrack to all of this, and it’s exactly what music lovers need right now as they attempt to make sense of an increasingly maddening world. Set to be released on June 9 via Dine Alone Records, this is the follow-up to the band’s selftitled 2013 album.
While it’s their second album under the name INVSN, the members (Dennis Lyxzen – Vocals, Sara Almgren – Bass & Vocals, Anders Stenberg – Guitar & Keyboards, Andre Sandström – Drums & Percussion, Christina Karlsson – Keyboards & Vocals) have a history that dates back as far as 1999 when they recorded and performed under the name Lost Patrol Band.
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Noel Maurice is one of the founders of indieberlin. Originally from the UK via a childhood in Johannesburg, he has been resident in Berlin since 1991. Describing himself as a ‘recovering musician’, he is the author of The Berlin Diaires, a trilogy detailing the East Berlin art and squat scene of the early 90s, available on Amazon and through this site.