Tuesday, February 16, 2010

jj et "Jules et Jim"

Swedish artists, Elin Kastlander and Joakim Benon, are the members of reclusive Swedish pop group "jj". They will be releasing their follow-up LP jj n^3, March 9th. Their band name is inspired by the French film "Jules et Jim", released in 1962 by director Francois Truffaut. The NYT recently featured the film in their "Critic's Picks", where A.O. Scott profiles the synopsis of the critically acclaimed movie. You can watch it here.

Mr. Scott says the film "celebrates love, which turns out to be contradictory, complicated and even dangerous." It seems as though more than just the name of the film has influenced their take on music. Lil' Wayne obviously being the other.

Chad Evenson