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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 »

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 »

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Owen Pallett – “The Phone Call”

Canadian art-popper and string wizard released his In Conflict album last year, and lately he's been offering up assists to people like Titus Andronicus and…
Tom Breihan | June 29, 2015 - 10:16 am

New Majical Cloudz Album Are You Alone? Out This Fall

In 2013, the Canadian duo Majical Cloudz released the austere, stunning Impersonator, the album that got them out of DIY spaces and into arenas, opening
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2015 - 9:19 am
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Adult Swim Announces 2015 Singles Series With Danny Brown, Chromatics, Run The Jewels, FlyLo, Sia x SOPHIE, & More

Adult Swim's annual singles series is back for the sixth time starting next week, and as usual the Cartoon Network offshoot has rounded up a…
Chris DeVille | June 5, 2015 - 12:01 pm
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Owen Pallett – “The Passions” Video

"The Passions," a song off of Owen Pallett's 2013 full-length In Conflict, is a song about forbidden desire and passions falling to ruin. It's a…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 28, 2015 - 11:18 am

Hopscotch 2015 Lineup

Hopscotch Music Festival returns for its sixth year in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina this September. This morning the official lineup has been revealed, and since…
Caitlin White | May 19, 2015 - 10:09 am
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Titus Andronicus – “Dimed Out”

There is a new Titus Andronicus song in the world, and it is awesome. "Dimed Out" arrives via Merge Records -- signaling a label change…
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2015 - 10:02 am
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Owen Pallett – “The Sky Behind The Flag” Video

Owen Pallett's sophomore solo album under his own name, the gorgeous, meticulous In Conflict, was one of 2014's best. Today the Canadian musician and Arcade…
Caitlin White | April 15, 2015 - 3:09 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2014 - 10:56 am

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,…
James Rettig | November 4, 2014 - 10:04 am

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 Canadia…
Chris DeVille | October 28, 2014 - 4:39 pm
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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…
James Rettig | September 22, 2014 - 10:48 pm
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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…
James Rettig | September 22, 2014 - 7:54 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2014 - 12:44 pm

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…
Miles Bowe | July 15, 2014 - 11:52 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | July 3, 2014 - 5:22 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | June 3, 2014 - 1:59 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | May 19, 2014 - 9:57 am

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…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2014 - 11:06 am

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.
Miles Bowe | April 14, 2014 - 12:24 pm
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