Jaakko Eino Kalevi
Sounds like: John Maus, Toro y Moi, Ariel Pink
As Finland's oddball pop prodigy, Jaakko Eino Kalevi is certainly one of the more intriguing acts the country currently has to offer. With just a handful of 7"s and EPs to his name, Kalevi—who was a tram driver in Helsinki before embarking on his music career—sets the bar with luscious, haunting alt-pop tracks. Part Ariel Pink, part Toro y Moi, part signature Finnish mysterium, everything he touches is instant gold.