Today´s positive/magic song is Teddybears Sthlm´s “Automatic Lover” from their third studio album “Rock ‘n’ Roll Highschool” released in 2000 by MVG. This album marked the band’s transition from grindcore to electronic music.

Teddybears Sthlm began as a grindcore group called Skull. As for the name Teddybears Sthlm, Joakim Åhlund says, “If you’re familiar with the Swedish or Norwegian black metal scene, you know back then every band was called things like ‘Corpse Grinder From Hell’. So we called ourselves the Teddybears Sthlm as an ‘anti’ thing. We were the hardest rocking [band] in Sweden and we’re calling ourselves the Teddybears Sthlm.” The band members started to wear large bear masks in album art and promotional photographs sometime after 2006, before that they appeared in concert and on photos without disguises. The band initially consisted of Patrik Arve and brothers Joakim and Klas Åhlund, before drummer Erik Olsson joined them. They released their debut album “You Are Teddybears” in 1993 and their second album, titled “I Can’t Believe It’s Teddybears STHLM” followed in 1996. Their third album “Rock ‘n’ Roll Highschool” came out in 2000 and consisted of electronic elements. A fourth album, “Fresh”, was released in 2005 and included the singles “Cobrastyle” and “Hey Boy”. A few more albums have followed over the years.

Teddybears Sthlm is one of Sweden´s finest alternative bands with an interesting backcatalogue from grindcore to electronic music. #CoronaBeGoneYouBastard #DaySeventy