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Swedish dance-rockers kent: we don't know who they are, but we like their taste in music

Sweden’s massively popular alternative rock group kent is guesting on Sirius XM’s Nordic Rox radio show this weekend. What? You haven’t heard of the one-and-only kent?! Actually, us neither. But the solid DJ playlist they came up with for their radio guest spot got us interested enough to look them up.

Turns out they’ve been around since the ’90s, doing the whole Pavement/The Bends-era Radiohead thing. Lately, however, they’ve moved toward a dark dance-pop sound, which you can hear on “Töntarna,” the first single from their new album, Röd:

Their growing affection for indie electro-pop is clear from their DJ set list, which balances the likes of MGMT, Friendly Fires, Phoenix and the Faint with the abrasive electro noise of MSTRKRFT and French future-glitch of Parisian Busy P.

Kent’s interview/in-studio performance/DJ guest set will air on Sunday, November 15 at 8pm ET and will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, November 18 at 11pm ET on SIRIUS channel 18 and XM channel 45.

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