Molly Nilsson is essentially post-now. She’s a Sweedish musician with a witty take on handcrafted gothy synthpop. She conducts performances through a label she manages for herself, using the Internet as a conduit for booking shows, promoting events, and creating music and video: she is both her own puppeteer and puppet. She’s fascinating and is undoubtedly one of the most talented musicians working today. Although she may sound unfamiliar, you’ve likely heard of her by way of John Maus’ cover of her song “Hey Moon” which she also lends her vocals to (listen to her original here).
This Friday, Nilsson is going to be in Los Angeles for a one night only, super rare performance to promote her album History. She’ll be at La Cita’s Punky Reggae, which is peculiar because she is neither punk nor reggae. We spoke with Molly super quickly for an almost precious and tiny Questions With A Visitor. What a treat to speak with her–and catch her new music for the song “I Hope You Die” after the jump, too.
What brings you to Los Angeles?
Singing for the Angelos.
How long are you in town?
What neighborhood are you staying in? What are your thoughts on that part of town?
Don’t know the name of it.
How many times have you visited Los Angeles? What do you think of the city?
This is the second time. I can not phrase my thoughts on LA in this limited space but let’s just say it’s intriguing.
What is the best part of your trip so far?
It’s too early to tell.
Could you see yourself living here?
Yes, if I had a car. And could drive.
Molly is the best. We’re so pumped we got to chat with her (Even if very quickly!) because we absolutely adore her and her music. We’ll be at La City Friday as there is no way to predict when she’ll be coming through town again. Get more on the event here check out her very active Facebook, and see what else is up with Molly and Dark Skies here.