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Love in October

Who? After moving to the Midwestern U.S. from theirnative Sweden in the early 2000s, brothers Erik(vocals/guitar/piano/Moog) and Kent Widman (bass/Moog) began power-popoutfit Love in October in Minneapolis in 2006. Their debut EP, Words of Sound, graced ears in early 2007. For their studio full-length, Pontus, the Devil, and Me, due out Jan. 22, the band is rounded out by Charlie Abbott (guitar/ piano) and Chresten Hyde (drums).

What’s the Deal?With producer Ed Rose (Get Up Kids, The Appleseed Cast) at the helm,Love in October posit emo and power-pop tunes along the lines of MotionCity Soundtrack and the Plain White T’s. The short-and-sweet tunes on Pontus, the Devil, and Meprimarily spin tales of personal frustration and unrequited lovebrushed with tints of exasperation and frustration. If there’s anydoubt about the band’s Swedish roots, the haunting “Vi Går TillStranden” is sung entirely in Wildman’s native tongue and nostalgicalbum opener “Circa 1989” is an ode to growing up in Sweden.

Fun Fact:Not ones to be creatively stifled, the brothers Widman also fashionshort films, and their music video for “A Day in the Life Of” earnedthe group a 2007 mtvU Woodie nomination for Best Music On Campus.

Now Hear This:
Love in October – “Petrula the Destroyer” DOWNLOAD MP3

On the Web:
Love in October at MySpace

Talk: Are you falling in love with Love in October?