Owen Pallett | 12/08/10

Image: Swedish Love Story Packshot

Owen Pallett follows his critically acclaimed album Heartland with an EP of brand new material. A Swedish Love Story brims with pop melodies, sweeping strings and joyous emotion. From the opening track’s propulsive rhythm and soaring vocals, to the taut and energetic strings of "Scandal at the parkade", into the gorgeous and epic closer "Don’t stop", the A Swedish Love Story EP is a stunning mini-masterpiece.

A Swedish Love Story will be released on 10" and digital on the 27th of September. It's available for pre-order now from the Domino Mart.

Here's the tracklist:
01. A man with no ankles
02. Scandal at the parkade
03. Honour the dead, or else
04. Don’t stop

Here's what Owen has to say about A Swedish Love Story:
To contrast Heartland's convoluted record process, and also to cut myself a break, I recorded this EP in New York City over a week, using not much more than my violin, my Moog, a bass and a drum kit. It's closer in sound to my first album Has A Good Home than anything else. It's called A Swedish Love Story in tribute to one of my favourite films En Karlekshistoria and as a love letter to the Swedish pop stars who inspired it. This is probably the most posi record I'll ever make, enjoy the mood while it lasts.

Watch Owen perform "Scandal at the parkade" LIVE from Tavastia (Helsinki, 2010).