John Eriksson: He’s not just the John of Peter Bjorn and John! On a couple of new projects, Eriksson breaks away from the PBJ drum kit.
First off, there’s Hortlax Cobra, Eriksson‘s classical/experimental solo project. Hortlax Cobra has a new series of three EPs out right now, each of them originally released on vinyl and limited to 222 copies, and also available digitally. Eriksson did all three EPs completely by himself. On the first, Everyone’d Talking About Hortlax Cobra, he focused on cassette recordings. The second, Nobody Knows Hortlax Cobra, is spacey and acoustic. And the third, Stop and Smell the Hortlax Cobra, is electronic.
Eriksson also plays guitar, piano, and percussion in the band Holiday for Strings, which also features Thieves Like Us member Pony. Favorite Flavor, the new Holiday for Strings album, is out right now on Sea You. It features covers of Arthur Russell’s “Calling Out of Context” and electro maestro Egyptian Lover’s “I Cry/Night After Night”.