In the summer of 2006, native Swedish brothers Erik and Kent Widman formed Love in October, an indie rock duo founded on the sonic principality of pessimistic optimism. They announced their musical debut by releasing the snappy "Words of Sound" EP, 18 minutes of nonstop, fast-paced indie rock. Their debut full-length, Pontus, The Devil, And Me, followed in early 2008, charted #45 on CMJ Radio 200, and received national acclaim in Spin, Alternative Press, Kerrang!, CMJ, Paste, and others. In contrast to the EP, the album combines sweet pop melodies with dark undertones, proving that the band doesn't have to follow a beaten path of predictable songwriting.
Word traveled fast and far about the band's live show where anything could happen. One moment Erik will be hanging from the rafters singing his lungs dry, the next 6'6" giant Kent will be launching a flying split off a speaker five feet into the air. In the past two years, Love in October has released three music videos, performed live on JBTV in Chicago and Fearless TV in NYC, played nine major music conferences, and opened an MTV Summer Concert at Six Flags Great America.
Recently relocated to Chicago from Minneapolis the brothers are preparing to release their second EP in late sping that hearkens to disco dance rock and indie pop jamboree.