Kim Hiorthøy, an ever-present in the weirder circles of Norwegian music (he records for Smalltown Supersound, and is the man behind Rune Grammofon’s strong visual identity, while also doing graphic work for Smalltown and their Superjazz sister label) will release a new album this August with a new band, Drivan.

Drivan is a collaboration between Hiorthøy and Lisa Ostberg, Louise Petehoff (both from Sweden) and Kristiina Viiala (Finland). In Kim’s own words, he “made music for a dance performance they were in, and also some songs. I really liked their singing and asked if they would be interested in doing more. I produced the music and then we collaborated on lyrics and structure. The finished record is some kind of folky hip-hop loops meet Marine Girls maybe. I’m not sure. All lyrics are in Swedish. Drivan means something like ‘drift’ as in ‘snow drift’ or snow storm.”

So there you go. Smalltown announced today that they would be releasing the album this August. Oh, and it’s titled Disko.

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