By Jason Lamphier
It's no surprise that Koop's 'Come to Me' graced an episode of Grey's Anatomy earlier this year; the lilting cry for love is a breath of fresh air amid today's funereal indie rock. A sample-laden blend of jazzy swing and marimba beats, the queer Swedish duo's latest, Koop Islands, calls to mind a buoyant Caribbean cruise or a twilight-bathed soiree at the Gatsby estate.
Bonus: Band mates Magnus Zingmark (left) and Oscar Simonsson (right) perform in makeup and skirts. 'It's uncommon to the jazz world because it's so conservative and dominated by men,' says Zingmark. 'The makeup gives us extra adrenaline.'
- WATCH: The First Trailer For HBO's Adaptation Of 'The Normal Heart'
- Scott Bakula, Looking's Gay Daddy, Talks About Quantum Leap & His Favorite Flower
- Exclusive: Behind the Scenes Footage of 2(X)IST’s Spring/Summer 2014 Collection
- Spectrum: 14 Queer Models
- HBO to Debut Ryan Murphy's The Normal Heart on May 25
- Rebel With Applause: Nicola Formichetti Is Tackling His Biggest Fashion Challenge Yet