Owen Pallett | 02/06/14

Image: Owen press photo

We are pleased to announce the new album from Owen Pallett, In Conflict, on May 13th on Domino (and our friends Secret City in Canada9. 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.  Watch the illuminating album trailer below.

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 - emphasis on the ironizing scare quotes around singular notions of insanity.  “Depression, addiction, gender trouble, and the creative state are presented as positive, loveable, empathetic ways of being.  Not preferable, per se, but all as equal, valid positions that we experience, which make us human.”

Pallett was recently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score, alongside Arcade Fire, for their work on Spike Jonze’s Her.  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.

In Conflict will be available on CD, digital, standard edition LP and limited edition double LP (with three bonus tracks) through Domino Mart and iTunes.  

Conflit #2

In Conflict tracklisting:

1. I Am Not Afraid                                               
2. In Conflict
3. On A Path
4. Song For Five & Six
5. The Secret Seven
6. Chorale
7. The Passions
8. The Sky Behind The Flag
9. --->  (1)
10. The Riverbed
11. Infernal Fantasy
12. Soldiers Rock
13. ---> (2)                 

Owen Pallett will be touring with his band throughout May. All dates below.

Dates are as follows:

05-13 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands 
05-14 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
05-15 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
05-17 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
05-21 London, UK - Oval Space
05-23 Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
05-25 Berlin, DE - Volksbhune
05-27 Lisbon, PT - Lux