One of 2011's album that I have been anxiously waiting for is from Sweden's Little Dragon. Their third studio release 'Ritual Union' will be available on July 26. The band is definitely pushing the envelope of future soul. When I first saw Little Dragon for the first time at SXSW, they put on a show full of textures, beats, and rhythms that I couldn't stop my body from dancing (trust me, I tried). Frontwoman Yukimi Nagano has a voice that is definitely unique and stands out from most anything out there right now. If you don't believe me, you see for yourself in Chicago at the North Coast Festival in September. In the meantime, take a listen to their entire album 'Ritual Union' courtesy of NPR Music.
Check out this interview with Little Dragon.