I'm from Barcelona

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I'm from Barcelona is an indie rock group from Sweden. It has 29 members. It was started in 2005 by the group's lead vocal and founder, Emanuel Lundgren.[1] Their first full-length EP was made in 2006 and was called "Let Me Introduce My Friends".[2] It received many good reviews. In 2008, they came out with a second album called "Who Killed Harry Houdini?".[3]

The group at Lollapolooza

The group has toured many countries, including England, the United States, France, The Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, and many more.[4]

The group uses multiple instruments such as drums, guitars, tubas, banjos, and others.[5]

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In 2005, Emanuel Lundgren wrote several songs and gathered his friends to record them. Weeks later, a homemade EP was completed. A one-time live show with all 29 band members in it was performed in August 2005.

EMI Sweden signed the band and Dolores Recordings released the EP Don't Give Up On Your Dreams, Buddy! on February 15, 2006. This featured the band's first hit "We’re From Barcelona". This was named after Manuel, a character on BBC Television's Fawlty Towers ("He’s from Barcelona").[6] Their first full-length album, called Let Me Introduce My Friends, was released on April 26, 2006 in Sweden. International releases followed, including an EMI UK release on 11 September 2006. In 2006 Lundgren did a Take-Away Show video session shot by Vincent Moon.

In July 2008, it was announced that the band would release a full-length album in Autumn 2008. This would be called Who Killed Harry Houdini?. The album features French singer Soko on the track "Gunhild". The album was released on October 14, 2008. To promote it, they toured the UK. They finished at the Scala, London on 25 November 2008.

They appeared on the children's program Yo Gabba Gabba in 2008.

Their song "The Painter" was shown on the CBS television show How I Met Your Mother, "Everything Must Go". This aired on May 12, 2008.

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