While I slave away at the thesis construction I have been keeping myself from the pit of desperation by listening to music. One genre that is totally suitable to the writing of a PhD thesis is the pop that is coming out of the West Coast of Sweden at the moment. Here is a taste of it.
Little Dragon - A New (From their Album "Machine Dreams")
José González 'Crosses'
Anna von Hausswolff "Track of Time"
Wildbirds and Peacedrums "My Heart"
As well, while not West Coast, the sound of Fever Ray is worth including in this small collection as it resonates with many of the same so-Sweden sounds I think.
Fever Ray: When I Grow Up