Owen Pallett announces expanded & remastered reissues of early catalogue
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Owen Pallett announces expanded & remastered reissues of early catalogue

Domino is pleased to announce expanded, remastered reissues of Owen Pallett’s early catalogue, including albums Has A Good Home (2005) and He Poos Clouds (2006), as well as two EPs Spectrum, 14th Century and Plays to Please (both 2008) combined into one 12” full length release.  These recordings have been remastered by João Carvalho at Revolution, and will be available on vinyl, and digitally as deluxe editions, with rare tracks, B-sides, music from compilations, and previously unreleased material. 

Watch the video for “The Butcher” from Spectrum, 14th Century directed by Jesi the Elder.  The song was recorded outdoors in rural Québec with the band Beirut in the same sessions as their album The Flying Club Cup.


Pallett has built a reputation on live virtuosity, as violinist for the many local Toronto bands, followed by the wild looped-violin songwriting solo project.  Has a Good Home serves as an introduction (and features many of Pallett’s best-known songs), and the follow-up He Poos Clouds is a string quartet album based on the Dungeons & Dragons School of Magic, and was awarded the inaugural Polaris Music Prize
 
The first EP that followed, Spectrum, 14th Century, is a “prequel” to Pallett’s celebrated album Heartland, set in the same fictional world of Spectrum.  Pallett: “When I realized Heartland was going to be a ‘fantasy’ album, I imagined that the Spectrum EP would serve as a map of the countryside, as one would find in the first pages of a fantasy novel.”
 
The second EP, Plays to Please, is Pallett’s tribute to Van Dyke Parks’ arrangement style, and is their first foray into full orchestral production.  In the spirit of Nilsson Plays Newman, it is a collection of interpretations of the works of songwriter Alex Lukashevsky.
 
Pallett’s latest album Island (2020) has been described by NPR Music as a “celestial, cosmic opera.” Pallett’s orchestral arrangement and production work includes clients as diverse as Frank Ocean, Caribou, The Last Shadow Puppets, The National, The Mountain Goats, Christine and the Queens, R.E.M., Linkin Park, Sigur Rós, Superchunk, Taylor Swift, and Pet Shop Boys. Owen co-wrote the Academy Award-nominated score for Spike Jonze’s Her, and wrote the scores for Matt Wolf’s Spaceship Earth, Jerrod Carmichael’s On the Count of Three, Mary Nighy’s Alice, Darling, and Sølve Sundsbø’s Fourteen Actors Acting, for which Pallett received an Emmy award.
 
This spring, Owen Pallett and The Hidden Cameras will be co-headlining Europe to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Hidden Cameras’ The Smell of Our Own.  The Smell Of Our Own is a seminal document of Toronto’s early-2000s scene, which cross-pollinated between the arts, music, DIY and queer communities.  Pallett was both a member of the band and a contributor to this album.  It felt like a party on stage, we were part of a big gay, fertile scene in Toronto.  It was a celebratory time in our lives.”

Has a Good Home (Remastered) | streaming audio | LP pre-order
He Poos Clouds (Remastered) | streaming audio | LP pre-order
Spectrum, 14th Century and Plays to Please pre-save | LP pre-order


Upcoming co-headline tour with The Hidden Cameras

20th March - La Nau, Barcelona, Spain
21st March - Loco Club, Valencia, Spain
22nd March – Teatro Eslava, Madrid, Spain
24th March – gnration, Braga, Portugal
25th March - Teatro Viriato, Viseu, Portugal
28th March – Tremor Fest, Azores, Portugal
30th March – Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal
31st March – Auditório de Espinho, Espinho, Portugal
3rd April – Savoy Theatre, Helsinki, Finland   
4th April – Silent Green, Berlin, Germany       
5th April – Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
8th April – Whelan's, Dublin, Ireland      
10th April - EartH Theatre, London, UK
   

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Owen Pallett The Two EPs

Album | 24th February 2023

Domino is pleased to announce a remastered reissue of Owen Pallett’s early catalogue, including pairing these two EPs together for their wider release.

Pallett has built a reputation on live virtuosity, as violinist for the many local Toronto bands, followed by the wild looped-violin songwriting solo project. The first EP (side A), Spectrum, 14th Century, originally released in 2008, is a “prequel” to Pallett’s celebrated album Heartland (2010), set in the same fictional world of Spectrum. Pallett “When I realized Heartland was going to be a ‘fantasy’ album, I imagined that the Spectrum EP would serve as a map of the countryside, as one would find in the first pages of a fantasy novel.”

The second EP (side B), Plays to Please, also released in 2008, is Pallett’s tribute to Van Dyke Parks’ arrangement style, and is their first foray into full orchestral production. In the spirit of Nilsson Plays Newman, it is a collection of interpretations of the works of songwriter Alex Lukashevsky.

Tracklisting

  • 1Oh Spectrum
  • 2Blue Imelda
  • 3The Butcher
  • 4Cockatrice
  • 5The Ballad of No-Face
  • 6Horsetail Feathers
  • 7Ultimatum
  • 8Moodring Band
  • 9I Saved A Junky Once
  • 10Nun Or A Bawd
  • 11Crush-Love-Crush

Owen Pallett The Two EPs

Album | 24th February 2023

Domino is pleased to announce a remastered reissue of Owen Pallett’s early catalogue, including pairing these two EPs together for their wider release.

Pallett has built a reputation on live virtuosity, as violinist for the many local Toronto bands, followed by the wild looped-violin songwriting solo project. The first EP (side A), Spectrum, 14th Century, originally released in 2008, is a “prequel” to Pallett’s celebrated album Heartland (2010), set in the same fictional world of Spectrum. Pallett “When I realized Heartland was going to be a ‘fantasy’ album, I imagined that the Spectrum EP would serve as a map of the countryside, as one would find in the first pages of a fantasy novel.”

The second EP (side B), Plays to Please, also released in 2008, is Pallett’s tribute to Van Dyke Parks’ arrangement style, and is their first foray into full orchestral production. In the spirit of Nilsson Plays Newman, it is a collection of interpretations of the works of songwriter Alex Lukashevsky.

Tracklisting

  • 1Oh Spectrum
  • 2Blue Imelda
  • 3The Butcher
  • 4Cockatrice
  • 5The Ballad of No-Face
  • 6Horsetail Feathers
  • 7Ultimatum
  • 8Moodring Band
  • 9I Saved A Junky Once
  • 10Nun Or A Bawd
  • 11Crush-Love-Crush
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