Owen Pallett debuts a brand new video clip in advance of his upcoming album, In Conflict, for the single "Song For Five & Six". Directed by Jeff Scheven, the video features the choreography of Robert Binet, Choreographic Associate of The National Ballet of Canada, as well as the impressive dancing of students of Canada’s National Ballet School.
It should also be made known that the new in-store release date for In Conflict is now May 27th in Canada.
Turning Rocks is out since early this week and it already garnered rave reviews, see below.
The album itself is available in digital, CD and LP formats (the LP comes with a download coupon). Lots of ways you can get your hands on it, depending on your preference. It’s available on iTunes, on Amazon in both CD and LP format, and directly from us as well. And of course it’s available in stores across North America, the UK & Europe.
- The Line Of Best Fit
“It's at once familiar and foreign (...) and immediately work its way inside the listener's head and heart.”
- Andrea Warner CBC Music
“brings together organic and high-concept elements in a way that coheres intricately … striking a heady balance between warm instrumentation and a stylish veneer.”
- Pop Matters
“one of the most fascinating, challenging and wildly diverse albums in recent memory. 5 stars”
- Jeff Monk, Winnipeg Free Press
- Aidan Morgan, Prairie Dog
“The song ‘How, In My Bones’ treats pieces of a lingering childhood memory filled with emotions of shame, loss and the inevitable experience of learning from mistakes,” Erika explains. “Erika shared a lot with us - her memories, photographs of her childhood, the place where she grew up and things she remembered doing and feeling there, which inspired most of our choices,” says Mylène Simard, who directed the video alongside collaborator Becca Blackwood. “I became interested in creating moving portraits where objects and artifacts would be strewn around Erika, in a way that evokes hazy dreams or faint memories … and have her feel ‘stuck’ in these portraits, the way we can obsess over moments that transpired years ago, or events that still haunt us.”
"exquisite experimental chamber-folk" - The Wall Street Journal
Thus Owls have shared a second track from their forthcoming album Turning Rocks, entitled “How, In My Bones” via thusowls.com. The song - available as a free download online for a limited time only - is a fitting showcase for Thus Owls’s sound, with Erika Angell’s emotive vocal delivery complemented by some deft interplay between Simon Angell’s signature guitar-work and new keyboard player Parker Shper, who features on both Wurlitzer and Farfisa organs.
Turning Rocks will be released on April 8th and is available for pre-order as of today from Secret City's online store and iTunes.
Basia Bulat performed on Canada AM this morning to highlight her Juno-nomination for Tall Tall Shadow in Adult Alternative Album of the year.
If you missed it, click here to watch!
Basia will be on tour with The Head in The Heart shortly, check out the full tour dates here.
"The Riverbed" is the first full track released from Owen Pallett's new album, In Conflict, and showcases a more brutal tone of songwriting from Pallett with a building arrangement that ratchets the tension in its frenetic build. Appropriately, the accompanying video compliments the mood with its own dramatic struggle. The Eva Michon-directed clip was filmed in Los Angeles and stars career actor Jim Pallett as the protagonist. Owen himself also has a small role in the video as "Jerk #4.” “Typical Hollywood bullshit,” Owen says, about having his supporting role cut down to a mere few frames.
To compliment and contrast "The Riverbed," a lyric video for "On A Path" is also debuting today exclusively on T: The New York Times Magazine. The New York Times piece includes a Q&A with Pallett on In Conflict, and his Academy Award nomination, alongside Arcade Fire, for Best Original Score (Spike Jonze's her).
We've just announced our official SXSW showcase, featuring label artists The Barr Brothers, Basia Bulat, Thus Owls as well as Timber Timbre, Leif Vollebekk and MaicaMia.
Join the event on Facebook and RSVP here: HotMassSXSW.com
One of the best listening experiences at SXSW, the intimate seated shows in the historic church’s sanctuary offer a rare chance to escape the hectic crowds and hear artists perform without distraction.
Thursday, March 13th, 2014
St. David's Bethell Hall
301 E. 8th St, Austin, TX
Doors at 6pm
7:00pm - MaicaMia
8:00pm - Leif Vollebekk
9:00pm - Thus Owls
10:00pm - Basia Bulat
11:00pm - Timber Timbre
12:00am - The Barr Brothers
Poster art by Jack Dylan
Montreal/Stockholm band Thus Owls have premiered a video for “As Long As We Try A Little,” the first from their upcoming album, Turning Rocks, out on April 8th via Secret City Records. To create the video Thus Owls turned to friend, fellow musician and filmmaker Joe Yarmush (Suuns), who shot it on a very cold day in Montreal in January 2014.
Many sites have premiered the video in different territories, Voir.ca in Quebec, Exclaim! in Canada and Clash Magazine in the UK.
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