Courtesy of Joe del Tufo

Wilmington folk-rock favorites, New Sweden are playing the the World Cafe this Friday, July 11th, and at Tellus 360 in Lancaster on Saturday, July 12th as part of their Fabric Room EP release party, out July 15th.

After forming in 2009, the band has won the Tri-State Indie Awards three years running and played at impressive venues, including a set at Firefly this summer. In early 2012, they recorded a Key Studio Session with songs from their 2011 full length the Mountain. Since then, New Sweden has become a five piece with the addition of an electric guitar and keys. Last month, XPN premiered Fabric Room. Hailed by Paste as a “countrified Bright Eyes with a twinge of punk,” New Sweden’s latest EP strikes the right balance between indie and folk.

Get more details about the shows at the XPN Concert Calender.

Listen to “Eighty Seven” below.