Culture, Pop, Releases — November 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Release: El Perro Del Mar – ‘Pale Fire’


Melancholic pop, that’s how Swedish Sarah Assbring aka El Perro Del Mar’s music is often referred to. Her new album, Pale Fire, is definitively more electro-pop-dance and 60s’ inspired than her previous opus. She exchanged her guitar for beats and synthesizers, but probably not forever. Read a little more about this liberated artist, watch her videoclip and stream Pale Fire below.

Pale Fire, the fourth studio album from Sweden’s El Perro Del Mar is released today on Memphis Industries / Love Da Records.

The chiming cymbals, bewitching vocals, and down tempo disco vibe of ‘Walk On By’ – the first taster of the album premiered on Pitchfork – promise an album of spellbinding intro- and extrospection. Airy, translucent synths meld with languid, otherworldly sounds, making this album soft and hazy, but never forgettable.

From her early DIY releases on the Gothenburg scene – including collaborations with Jens Lekman – through to 2009’s Love Is Not Pop album, and recent work with Lykke Li, Gryff Rhys and Chad Valley, El Perro Del Mar aka Sarah Assbring has woven sophisticated late night tales of love and loss. With Assbring returning to the producer’s chair, Pale Fire is her most seductive work yet.

“In this world, you think you have no reason to believe in love or in anything much. Then one day, when you least expect it, a light appears on the far horizon. It’s a flickering light, begging you to come, telling you to stay away. It’s the pale fire. The promise of love and hope – all consuming and elusive. Yet for a moment, it brings clarity in the darkness, future to the ruins and power to the fight.” – El Perro Del Mar










1. Pale Fire
2. Hold Off The Dawn
3. Home Is To Feel Like That
4. I Carry The Fire
5. Love Confusion
6. Walk On By
7. Love In Vain
8. To The Beat Of A Dying World
9. I Was A Boy
10. Dark Night



Interview discusses with El Perro Del Mar and Chad Valley 


LISTEN Pale Fire via Hype Machine