Owen Pallett – “A Man With No Ankles”

“A Man With No Ankles” is the first track on Owen Pallett’s forthcoming A Swedish Love Story EP. The 10″ collects four new tracks Pallett recorded quickly (i.e. in a week), unlike the labyrinthine Heartland (i.e. more than a week). He spells out out the simplified process for us in a statement, but really, the stuff is still plenty baroque.

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 favorite 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.


Owen Pallett – “A Man With No Ankles”

01 “A Man With No Ankles”
02 “Scandal At The Parkade”
03 “Honour The Dead, Or Else”
04 “Don’t Stop”

A Swedish Love Story is out 9/28 via Domino. See him live in places smaller than Madison Square Garden.

09/07 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
09/08 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre *
09/11 New York, NY – Terminal 5 *
09/13 Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre *
09/24 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre ^
09/25 Munhall, PA – Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead ^
09/27 Louisville, KY @ W. L. Lyons Brown Theatre ^
09/29 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater ^
09/30 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant ^
10/02 Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre ^
10/03 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium ^
10/04 Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Memorial Auditorium ^
10/05 Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre ^
10/06 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues ^
10/08 Houston, TX @ House of Blues ^
10/09 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues ^
10/13 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre ^
10/14 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre ^
10/16 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater ^
10/22 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex
10/25 Calgary, AB @ Knox United Church
10/26 Edmonton, AB @ Horowitz Theatre
10/27 Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s
10/28 Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre

* w/ Dirty Projectors,
^ w/ the National

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