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Graveyard’s Joakim Nilsson Picks His 5 Favorite Feel Good Sad Songs

Anders Bergstedt
Today, the Gothenburg-based doom-psych-sludge-stoner-boogie-metal known as Graveyard releases Lights Out, their third studio album. The 9-song collection finds the quartet delivering their finest batch of songs yet, with a newer focus on vocalist/guitarist Joakim Nilsson’s instantly memorable melodies.

With Lights Out in stores, and a U.S. tour coming in early 2013, Nilsson reached out to Noisecreep with a list of 5 favorite saddest feel good songs. Yes, it’s a strange theme to go with, but it’s so perfect for our site!

From Joakim Nilsson:

“I like all these 5 songs pretty much for the same reason. First, the vocals on ‘em are amazing, and I’m also very fond of the way that they are arranged. They start off pretty soft and slow but build up to a crescendo and back again. We use this kind of arrangement with Graveyard and these kind of songs are just a favourite of mine. The exeption here is Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dragon Fly.’ What I really like about that one are the vocal harmonies. Sad and beautiful makes me feel good.”

‘Keeper of the Keys,’ H.P. Lovecraft (1968)

‘No More White Horses,’ T2 (1970)

‘Dragonfly,’ Fleetwood Mac (1971)

‘Unaware,’ Flower Travellin’ Band (1972)

‘Come Out of Her,’ Fraction (1971)

Graveyard’s Lights Out is out now via Nuclear Blast and available on iTunes and Amazon.

Watch Graveyard’s ‘Endless Night’ Video

Tour dates:

01/23/13 Royal Boston – Boston, MA
01/24/13 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
01/25/13 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
01/26/13 Black Cat – Washington, D.C.
01/27/13 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
01/29/13 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
01/30/13 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
01/31/13 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
02/01/13 The Hi-Tone Café – Memphis, TN
02/02/13 The Firebird – St. Louis, MO
02/04/13 The Shelter – Detroit, MI
02/05/13 Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
02/06/13 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
02/08/13 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
02/09/13 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
02/11/13 The A Club – Spokane, WA
02/12/13 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
02/13/13 Neumos – Seattle, WA *featuring The Devil’s Blood and Royal Thunder*
02/15/13 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
02/16/13 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
02/17/13 El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
02/18/13 The Casbah – San Diego, CA
02/19/13 The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
02/21/13 Emo’s East – Austin, TX
02/22/13 Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
02/23/13 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX *featuring The Devil’s Blood and Royal Thunder*

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