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Owen Pallett – “Infernal Fantasy” Video

Here, more or less, is the plot of Owen Pallett's new "Infernal Fantasy" video: The snow glows white on the mountain tonight, not a footprint to be seen. Pallett released his In Conflict album earlier this year, and he's already made videos for "The Riverbed," "Song For Five & Six," and theMore »

By: Tom Breihan / December 1, 2014

Owen Pallett – “In Conflict” Video

"You are the total expression of what I have loved or still love in fragments." Owen Pallet's video for "In Conflict" opens with a quote, taken from Ned Rorem's The Paris Diary, written by his admirer Marie-Laure de Noailles to describe her deep affection for the composer. The video proceeds to show us some of… More »

By: James Rettig / November 4, 2014

Owen Pallett, Amanda Palmer Weigh In On Jian Ghomeshi Scandal

Over the weekend CBC announced that they'd ended their relationship with longtime broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi, former Moxy Früvous member and longtime pillar of the Canadian indie music scene. The CBC's statement: "The CBC is saddened to announce its relationship with Jian Ghomeshi has come to an end. This decision was not made without seriou… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 28, 2014

Tanya Tagaq Wins 2014 Polaris Prize, Says “Fuck PETA”

Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq won this year's Polaris Music Prize for her album, Animism, beating out Arcade Fire, Drake, and Mac DeMarco. In her acceptance speech, she encouraged people to wear and eat seal and said, "fuck PETA." This year's award gala was held in Toronto earlier tonight and featured performances from Mac DeMarco,… More »

By: James Rettig / September 22, 2014

Livestream The 2014 Polaris Prize Ceremony

For the past eight years, the Polaris Music Prize has honored the best Canadian album of the year. It's accompanied by a gala to announce the winner, and this year the whole event is being livestreamed. Tonight's performances include short list nominees Mac DeMarco, Owen Pallett, Jessy Lanza, Basia Bulat, Shad, and Tanya Tagaq. More »

By: James Rettig / September 22, 2014

Foxes In Fiction – “Ontario Gothic”

Orchid Tapes label head Warren Hildebrand, who records as Foxes In Fiction, is getting set to release a death-haunted new album called Ontario Gothic, and we've already posted the early track "Shadow's Song." Like that song, the album's title track features string arrangements from Owen Pallet. It's a song about a friend of Hildebrand… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 1, 2014

Polaris Shortlist 2014: Arcade Fire, Mac DeMarco, Drake

The Polaris Music Prize is one of the only music awards that tends to get it right. The award is given out annually to what is deemed by a large voting pool to be the best Canadian album. We already posted the longlist which had a ton of good stuff, but now they've narrowed… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 15, 2014

Foxes In Fiction – “Shadow’s Song” (Feat. Owen Pallett)

Foxes In Fiction, aka Orchid Tapes label head Warren Hildebrand, is about to release a new album called Ontario Gothic. The record is about Hildebrand putting his life back together after his brother's death in 2008. Owen Pallett contributed violin parts to most of the album's seven tracks, including "Shadow's Song," the sighing, shimmering ballad… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 3, 2014

Owen Pallett Explains Why Recent Hits By Ariana Grande, Haim, And Beyoncé Are So Likable

One of the things Owen Pallett mentioned when we spoke with him about his great new In Conflict is that he doesn't want to make a habit of breaking down the music theory behind pop hits as he did for Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream," Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," and Lady Gaga'… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 3, 2014

Stream Owen Pallett In Conflict

In the months since Oscar-nominated composer and Arcade Fire utility man Owen Pallett announced the impending release of his latest opus In Conflict, we've heard "The Riverbed," "On A Path," and "Song For Five & Six" and talked to Pallett poolside at Coachella about the complex ideas swirling through… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 19, 2014

Q&A: Owen Pallett On Getting Personal With In Conflict, The Uselessness Of Music Theory, And How Jordan Catalano Relates To Sun Kil Moon

When Owen Pallett met me poolside at Arcade Fire's Palm Springs hotel during Coachella's first weekend, he politely offered me some of his organic sunblock. (Incidentally, the stuff was all over my fingers when Win Butler was suddenly looming over our beach chairs a few moments later, so we bumped elbows rather than shook hands.)… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 22, 2014

Owen Pallett – “Song For Five & Six” Video

The Canadian art-pop auteur and violin virtuoso Owen Pallett will release his new album In Conflict, and "Song For Five & Six," which rides a wriggling John Carpenter-esque synth oscillation to some unexpected places, is the latest album song that Pallett has shared, after "The Riverbed" and "On A Path." Director JeffMore »

By: Tom Breihan / April 22, 2014

Daphni & Owen Pallett – “Julia / Tiberius”

Dan Snaith is best known as Caribou, but back in 2012 he dove full force into his DAPHNI moniker and made some incredible club music. Now he's put together a new single with Owen Pallett featuring two tracks titled "Julia" and "Tiberius." The former features Daphni's usual house energy but with Pallett's violin dancing… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 14, 2014

Owen Pallett Explains The Genius Of Lady Gaga Using Music Theory

Now on his third in a series of articles examining the brilliant music theory behind ubiquitous pop hits, Owen Pallett might just have a brilliant recurring column in the works. Alas, Pallett says this latest installment will be his last. Beginning with an article analyzing through music theory the brilliance of Katy Perry'sMore »

By: Miles Bowe / April 1, 2014

Owen Pallett Breaks Down The Genius Music Theory Behind “Get Lucky”

As we recently reported, Owen Pallett took up the challenge of analyzing a pop song using music theory. It was Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream," and it was a great read, but perhaps the best part of that article was when he ended with a tease about Daft Punk: "If I were going to talk… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 28, 2014

Owen Pallett Uses Music Theory To Explain The Genius Of Katy Perry

Last week Music Critic Twitter was all aflutter in response to Ted Gioia's Daily Beast essay about how music journalism has devolved into lifestyle reporting because American Idol judges don't know what a pentatonic scale is or something. Essentially, Gioia wanted more writing about the mechanics of music and less commentary on the culture… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 25, 2014

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Next Tuesday marks the official start of SXSW's music conference -- which runs through next Sunday -- meaning a good percentage of the industry will be in Austin for the whole week. To account for this, the industry was on overdrive this week, flooding Soundcloud and YouTube and the inboxes of music bloggers with new… More »

By: Stereogum / March 7, 2014

Owen Pallett – “The Riverbed” Video & “On A Path”

Owen Pallett's original score for Her, performed by his former bandmates Arcade Fire, is up for an Oscar this weekend, but the masterful songwriter and composer has shifted his attention to new projects. His next album, In Conflict, is coming out in May, and today he's revealed the video for lead single "The… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 28, 2014

Owen Pallett Announces New Album In Conflict; Watch A Trailer

Owen Pallett, the Canadian violin virtuoso and indie-pop iconoclast, is a newly-minted Oscar nominee thanks for the score for Spike Jonze's Her, which he co-wrote with Arcade Fire's Will Butler. And for further evidence that Pallett is coming up in the world, check the list of contributors to his new solo album InMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 6, 2014

Stream Arcade Fire’s Her Score

Owen Pallett and Will Butler's score for Spike Jonze's Best Picture Oscar contender Her -- performed by Arcade Fire -- was nominated for an Academy Award in its own right for Best Original Score; Jonze and Karen O's song from the film, "The Moon Song," also nabbed a Best Original Song nod, so well… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 23, 2014
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