- Released: October 1, 2004
- Label: Burning Heart
Entertainment Weekly - 11/9/01, p.110
"...A sweaty, propulsive, shambolic affair made to be played at extreme volume..." - Rating: B
Alternative Press - 1/02, pp.86-77 out of 10
- "...A diverse sonic bath to be savored slowly and repeatedly..."
Magnet - 12-1/02, pp.91-2
CMJ - 10/8/01, p.5
"...Palatable and highly energetic..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 8/02, p.112
"...Unlike many of today's MC5 copyist, the (I)NC appear to be proper radical intellectuals....They're also seriously rockin'..."
NME (Magazine) - 6/15/02, p.307 out of 10
- "...Startling and curiously arousing..."
- 1.A Northwest Passage
- 2.Up for Sale
- 3.Bigger Cages, Longer Chains
- 4.Breakout 2001
- 5.A Body Treatise
- 6.Born Into a Mess
- 7.New Empire Blues
- 8.Capitalism Stole My Virginity
- 9.Last Century Promise
- 10.Dead Language of Love
- 11.A New Morning, Changing Weather
Full performer name: The International Noise Conspiracy.
The International Noise Conspirancy: Inge Johansson, Dennis Lyxzen, Ludwig Dahlberg, Sara Almgren, Lars Stromberg.
Additional personnel: Jari Haapalainen, (guitar, percussion); Jonas Kullhammar, Markus Olsson (saxophone); Bjorn Yttling, Sven-Eric Dahlberg (piano); Karl Olsson (synthesizer); Mattias Lidstrom, Jonas Lidstrom, Peder Stenberg, Liv-Marit Bergamn, Maria Andersson (background vocals).
Engineers: Pelle Gunnerfeldt, Johan Haapalanien.
Personnel: Jonas Kullhammar (saxophone); Marian Anderson (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Pelle Gunnerfeldt.
Recording information: Grondahl Studio (05/2001-06/2001).
When The (International) Noise Conspiracy dropped their second full-length in late 2001, they couldn't have had any idea that in six months' time, pop music's spotlight would be swinging toward Swedish punk, thanks to the worldwide success of the Hives. But the (International) Noise Conspiracy are as political as the Hives are cartoonish, meaning that -- especially with their firm anti-capitalist stance -- America may not immediately embrace the more radical-leaning New Morning, Changing Weather. Of course, that's not what it's really about. What distinguishes New Morning, Changing Weather is that, like the aforementioned Hives, the (International) Noise Conspiracy borrow liberally from rough, '60s garage rock and avoid the stodgy, bizarrely overproduced punk associated with North American bands whose names resemble license plates (blink-182, Sum 41, etc.). That not only gives a record like New Morning, Changing Weather a hell of a lot more fuel, but it opens the band up to experiment, whether it's in the use of horns or keys -- elements that most punk bands won't touch. And regardless of your attitude about the (International) Noise Conspiracy's pro-socialist political stance, at least they have something to get impassioned about, and that manifests itself all over the record. They break out into anthems all over New Morning, Changing Weather, whether it's on singles like "Up for Sale" and "Capitalism Stole My Virginity" or the fantastic barnburner "Born Into a Mess." Loud, messy, and passionate, New Morning, Changing Weather is everything a punk record should be, and is further proof that Sweden is one of the world's best exporters of rock music, even if no one had been paying attention until now. ~ Jason Damas