Caesars performing in April 2008
|Genres||Indie rock, garage rock|
|Labels||Dolores Recordings, Virgin Records, EMI, Astralwerks|
Caesars are a Swedish indie rock band. In their native Sweden, the band was originally known as Caesars Palace, a name which was changed to avoid conflicting with the name of the Las Vegas hotel. In the rest of Scandinavia they are known as Twelve Caesars. Elsewhere they go by the name Caesars.
Outside of Sweden, they may be best known for the song "Jerk It Out" which was originally featured in the snowboarding video Afterbang in 2002, as well as the Electronic Arts video games SSX 3 and FIFA Football 2004, and on the PlayStation 2 game LMA Manager 2005. The song also appeared in the Wii games Just Dance and Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova, and in the Wii version of Samba de Amigo as downloadable content. It has also been the backdrop of television advertisements for brands such as iPod (2005) and Renault (2009). The song is featured on the band's 39 Minutes of Bliss (In an Otherwise Meaningless World), Paper Tigers, and Love for the Streets albums.
Their song "We Got to Leave Babylon" is the theme song for the television series Confessions of a Matchmaker. The song also appears in films such as John Tucker Must Die and The Benchwarmers, and it is featured in the end credits of Looney Tunes: Back in Action.
The album Strawberry Weed was released in Scandinavia on 5 March 2008. The 24-track long double album was produced by Ebbot Lundberg from Soundtrack of Our Lives. A significant difference from previous albums is that guitarist Joakim hlund and drummer Nino Keller share vocal duty with Ce;sar Vidal.
In December 2017 Caesars played a surprise reunion gig in Stockholm, their first since 2009. In May 2018 the band was announced as part of the lineup of this year's Popaganda Festival.
Band member Joakim hlund is also a founding member of the Teddybears.
The band employs several techniques in all of their songs: heavily distorted guitars, and, where applicable, a synth organ and large amounts of reverb on the vocals. This affords them a very "old-school" feel in contrast to their basslines.