Blog Loney Dear signs to Polyvinyl November 10, 2008March 10, 2017 admin Polyvinyl’s signed a new, critically-acclaimed artist from Sweden. Swedish one-man wonder Loney Dear released his debut album in 2003, The Year of River Fontana. He released it into the uncertain, quiet space of the internet. He gained a following through burning CDs, making live appearances, and word-of-mouth. And now, he’s a sensation, and the critics love him. Once a voice only known in his home country, Sweden, everyone’s talking about him–about how he mixers lush intrumentals with spare acoustic guitar. How the intrumentals come up slowly, without any pretension or pomp and circumstance. How his songs build tension wihtout ever having to force anything. We wish him luck as he continues into his musical career.