Owen Pallett → A Swedish Love Story EP
- A Man with No Ankles
- Scandal at the Parkade
- Honour the Dead, or Else
- Don't Stop
- The Great Elsewhere (Son Lux Remix) (bonus track)
"I had to cut a bunch of songs off Heartland and these were some of them. These are the ones that I cut 'cause they sounded too poppy. Nor are these aren't the versions that I recorded in Iceland with Jeremy... those versions will never see the light of day because they weren't right.
"But these versions are right. I finally got these songs out of my intestines. Passed them. I recorded them in about a week with Rusty Santos acting as engineer, producer and mixer and used "drums" and "bass" (courtesy of Shahzad Ismaily) and "guitars" (courtesy of Thomas Gill) and "synths" that I did myself, as well as that delicious DI'd violin sound that classical players hate.
"It's called A Swedish Love Story in tribute to my friend Kalle Josephson, who works as a party-starter and lecturer in Stockholm. He introduced me to the movie En Karlekshistoria and also asked me why I hadn't recorded more songs like "What Do You Think Will Happen Next?"---a song which was itself inspired by Jens Lekman whose Rocky Dennis EP was destroying me around the same time." —Owen [source]