While Pallett has served as a versatile collaborator to many projects in both pop and art establishments— the list is far too long to recite here, but you know where to look— he is equally beloved for his accessibility; for the way his art reflects & resonates with Mainstream Pop Culture; for the emotionally cathartic outlet his music provides. Pallett was recently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score, alongside Arcade Fire, for their work on Spike Jonze’s Her.
"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 are pleased to announce the new album from Owen Pallett, In Conflict, out on May 13th in North America. In Conflict was written and produced by Pallett, recorded with the core rhythm section of Robbie Gordon and Matt Smith, and features contributions from Brian Eno and The Czech FILMharmonic Orchestra, amongst others.
Owen Pallet has signed with us for Canada. In addition to releasing the Canadian edition of In Conflict on May 13th, We will also be reissuing a deluxe edition of 2010’s Heartland later this year.
In Conflict, is full of love songs— more specifically, songs about liminal states and our loved ones locked in battle with them. “The record is meant to approach ‘insanity’ in a positive way,” Owen says.
Owen Pallett will be touring North America and Europe with his band throughout the month of May, including two album-launch shows in Montreal on May 9 at Sala Rossa and in Toronto on May 10 at Danforth Music Hall.
In Conflict, will be available on CD, digital, standard edition LP and on limited edition double LP (with three bonus tracks) via our website. You may pre-order the digital edition via iTunes by clicking here, and the 2LP edition via Secret City by clicking here.
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