Makthaverskan

Steadily building a devoted following since their 2009 self-titled debut (written and recorded when most of the band was only 16), Makthaverskan released two records and a string of singles on their home-base labelLuxury Records. Last May the five-piece officially made it stateside when Run For Cover reissued their beloved sophomore effort Makthaverskan II solidifying their international presence.

Makthaverskan layer aspects of noise, jangle and dream pop on a foundation of rambling, garage-punk energy. Distorted, uptempo riffs ebb and flow with laid back, atmospheric post-punk throughout the tracks that make up the band’s sophomore LP II. Sonic bursts of anthemic pop are accentuated and brought to life by front-woman Maja Milner’s sharp and soaring delivery, cutting through layers of reverb to air out her dirty laundry.

The band’s name, while not an actual Swedish word, derives its meaning from “Makthavaren” meaning “the man in the position of power”. Makthaverskan, then, is the feminine conjugation of this concept meaning in its definite form “the female with the power” – a sentiment that seems to double back and truly power the music.

A romantic clash between your Dad's long lost favorite psych record and the soundtrack to a John Hughes film, Heaven ride a massive sonic wave in delivering their dear and dreamy tracks. Matt Sumrow and Mikey Jones created Heaven in the wake of touring and recording with artists such as DEAN and BRITTA, SWERVEDRIVER, AMBULANCE LTD, the COMAS, SNOWDEN, THE BIG SLEEP and others. After supporting and touring with other artists for years, they have finally arrived at making their own albums in their own band, Heaven.

In July of 2013, Heaven released their debut LP Telepathic Love on Goodnight Records. The live lineup came together on the touring of Telepathic Love with the addition of bassist Yoi Fujita (SNOWDEN) and Ian Fenger (AMBULANCE LTD) who have since become permanent members.

During an adventurous summer/fall of 2013 (where drummer Jones was involved in a car accident, suffered temporary but severe memory loss, and literally went missing for three months- only to be found working the marijuana fields of Northern California) the band made tour stops at SXSW, two east coast tours, many in studio/in store performances, as well as numerous online and print reviews.

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