There is much to be said for eliminating intermediaries, and about the potential for direct contact between artist and audience that’s afforded by new technologies… And here’s a good example to prove it. Yesterday, on 7th September, it was Owen Pallett’s birthday and he decided to share the occasion with all of us, by giving us a song. Just click here to download “A Man With No Ankles” onto your hard drive. The song—more tempered and intimate than some of his recent releases—is included on “ A Swedish Love Story ”, a new 10” by Pallet (also available digitally) to be released on 28th September by Domino. Just a few seconds and we’re all happy.