Published Jan 05, 2010Last year, Swedish pop rockers Love Is All left some fans frustrated by releasing an EP of Swedish cover songs. Not only was the collection sung in a different language than most of their releases, but the band only issued 200 copies, meaning that unless you managed to catch the band on their European tour, you probably didn't manage to get a copy. Now it looks as if they're about to make it up to us.
On March 23, the band will be returning to their usual, semi-broken English on the new album Two Thousand and Ten Injuries. Their third full-length release, it's the official follow-up to 2008's A Hundred Things Keep Me Up at Night. The album was recorded in the band's Gothenburg studio with help from co-producer Wyatt Cusick, a member of the San Francisco indie pop outfit the Aislers Set.
You can preview the new single, "Kungen," over at the group's MySpace. Joyous and messy as always, its wordless chorus sounds a bit like an indie rock version the Turtles' "Happy Together," in a good way.
The album will be the group's first on Polyvinyl, the U.S. label that's home to such artists as Of Montreal, Architecture in Helsinki and Japandroids. As well as the usual CD and 180-gram vinyl versions, the album will also be released on limited-edition coloured vinyl; North Americans fans can pick it up in white, while those in Europe can score a copy in yellow. Only 500 copies will be printed of each coloured version.
Two Thousand and Ten Injuries:
1. "Bigger Bolder"
3. "Never Now"
4. "Less than Thrilled"
5. "Early Warnings"
6. "False Pretense"
7. "The Birds Were Singing with All Their Might"
8. "Again, Again"
10. "A Side in a Bed"
12. "Take Your Time"