Hari and Aino

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Contrary to what their name might suggest, Hari and Aino are not Finnish (the name Aino is Finnish in origin), they're not Japanese (Hari is a Japanese name), and they're definitely not a duo. Hari and…
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Contrary to what their name might suggest, Hari and Aino are not Finnish (the name Aino is Finnish in origin), they're not Japanese (Hari is a Japanese name), and they're definitely not a duo. Hari and Aino are actually a Swedish five-piece consisting of Kristoffer Rengfors, Gunnar Jacobsson, Pontus Leander, Andrea Dahlkild, and Robert Klaesson. Formed in 2006, Hari and Aino's sparse, quirky indie pop, characterized by angular guitar stylings and Dahlkild's smooth, icy vocals, nods to acts like California Snow Story and Sambassadeur, not to mention old-school groups like the Orchids and the Would-Be-Goods. Their first EP, Your Heartache and Mine, was released on Cloudberry Records in the summer of 2007, and their self-titled debut album was released on Plastilina Records the following year. A single, "A Considerate Kind of Home," was released on Cloudberry in 2009.