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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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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;…   Read Story »