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Parcels Share Video for New Song “Theworstthing”

Day/Night Due Out November 5 via Because Music

Oct 21, 2021

Australian electro-pop group Parcels have shared a video for their new song “Theworstthing.” It is the latest release from their forthcoming sophomore studio album, Day/Night, which will be out on November 5 via Because Music. The new song features string arrangements from Oscar-nominated composer and songwriter Owen Pallett. More

Nov 17, 2020

Oscar-nominated composer and songwriter Owen Pallett has just shared their Tiny Desk (Home) Concert for NPR Music, which was recorded in their Toronto bedroom. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Madeline Kenney, Wilco, Phoebe Bridgers, Deradoorian, and More

Plus Khruangbin, Sad13, Sondre Lerche, Owen Pallett, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 22, 2020

Welcome to the nineteenth Songs of the Week of 2020. It’s another week under quarantine, the same as the last week. This week we were quite indecisive about our favorite songs and even polled our readers on Facebook and Twitter, which helped a little. More

May 22, 2020

Owen Pallett has surprise released a new album, Island, which is his first new album in six years. He has also shared a video for the album’s “A Bloody Morning.” Island is out now digitally via Domino (and on Secret City in Canada). More

Fucked Up Announce New Album, Share Songs “Raise Your Voice Joyce” and “Two I’s Closed”

Dose Your Dreams Due Out October 5 via Merge; Owen Pallett Compares it to Primal Scream's Screamadelica

Jul 23, 2018

Fucked Up have announced a new double album, Dose Your Dreams, and shared two songs from it, “Raise Your Voice Joyce” and “Two I’s Closed,” via a joint lyric video. Dose Your Dreams is due out October 5 via Merge, their first for the label (in Canada it’s out on Arts & Crafts). More

Sep 08, 2017

French singer/actress Charlotte Gainsbourg has announced a new album, Rest, and shared its title track, which was co-written and produced by Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. Rest is due out November 17 via Because Music. More

Apr 27, 2017

Australian experimental musician Kirin J Callinan has announced a new album, Bravado, and shared a slightly NSFW video for “S.A.D.” (which stands for “Song About Drugs”). More

Jan 17, 2017

Iceland’s Sigur Rós are performing three concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on April 13, 14, and 15. Now they have announced that some notable musicians will be providing guest string arrangements for the shows: Dan Deacon, Owen Pallett, Anna Meredith, and Nico Muhly will all be taking part. More

Listen: Owen Pallett - “The Phone Call” (Adult Swim Single)

Adult Swim Singles Series to Also Feature Chromatics, Flying Lotus, Peaches, Run the Jewels, and Others

Jun 29, 2015

Adult Swim has shared a new song from Owen Pallett, “The Phone Call.” It’s part of their Singles program. 2015’s series will run for 19 weeks and also feature new songs from Chromatics, Flying Lotus, Peaches, Run the Jewels, Swervedriver, Skrillex, Shabazz Palaces, Sia (remixed by SOPHIE), Slayer, and others. More

Watch: Owen Pallett - “The Passions” Video

In Conflict Out Now via Domino

May 28, 2015

Owen Pallett’s In Conflict was released almost exactly a year ago but he’s finally gotten around to releasing a video for album track “The Passions.” The video was directed by Brian Vu. He who told i-D, who premiered it, that it “was filmed by my friends and I in familiar places. More

Apr 16, 2015

Owen Pallett has premiered a brand new music video featuring his In Conflict single, “The Sky Behind the Flag.” More

Dec 01, 2014

Releasing his latest album In Conflict earlier this year, Owen Pallett has premiered a brand new music video for the record’s included track “Infernal Fantasy.” More

Nov 25, 2014

Sunday, November 23, was the final day of Le Guess Who? Our writer/photographer Laura Studarus was there. More

Watch: Owen Pallett – “In Conflict” Video

In Conflict is Out Now Via Domino

Nov 04, 2014

Owen Pallett’s new video for In Conflict’s title cut opens with a quote from Ned Rorem’s The Paris Diary, describing the nature of affection, and then moves into shots featuring couples trying to establish a connection. More

Owen Pallett Announces Tour Dates

Also Shares Remixes for "Song For Five & Six"

Jun 23, 2014

Releasing his new album In Conflict earlier this spring Owen Pallett has announced plans for new leg of tour dates. More

Watch: Owen Pallett – “Song For Five & Six”

In Conflict Is Out May 27 on Domino

Apr 22, 2014

It sounds simplistic to say that Owen Pallett’s new video for In Conflict cut “Song For Five & Six” is simply dancers shot in black and white. More

Mar 28, 2014

Even though he’s got a new album on the way, Owen Pallett seems to be prepared to take on a new job description: music critic. More

Feb 28, 2014

Currently up for an Academy Award alongside Arcade Fire for Best Original Score for their work on Her, Owen Pallett is gearing up for the forthcoming release of his album In Conflict on May 13. More

Feb 20, 2014

At Next Sunday’s Academy Awards, we’ve got lots of favorites. But when it comes to the “Best Original Score” catagory our hearts and votes are with Arcade Fire andOwen Pallet. More

Feb 06, 2014

On May 13, singer/songwriter violinist Owen Pallett will release his new album In Conflict via Domino Records. More

Mar 29, 2012

As they promised they would, The Mountain Goats and Owen Pallett performed a number of new songs at the Ecstatic Music Festival earlier this week at the Merkin Concert Hall in Manhattan, joined by classical vocal quartet Anonymous 4. More

Under the Radar Charity Auction for Japan Ends Today at 10 a.m. PST and Features Okkervil River

Auction Also Features Surfer Blood and Owen Pallett, and Includes Signed Posters, Vinyl, Headphones, and a Guitar Donated by Hooray for Earth

May 12, 2011

Under the Radar magazine’s online charity auction for the Japan relief effort ends today, Thursday, May 12, at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST. It’s your last chance to get bids in to win an Under the Radar SXSW poster signed by all the artists who played our party, either a guitar autographed by Hooray for Earth or top-of-the-line headphones from Shure, plus 11 pieces of vinyl, 3 CDs, 1 cassette, 2 bags, and an Under the Radar subscription!


Under the Radar Charity Auction for Japan Features Okkervil River, Owen Pallett, and others

Auction Also Features Surfer Blood and Menomena, and Includes Signed Posters, Vinyl, Headphones, and a Guitar Donated by Hooray for Earth

May 05, 2011

Under the Radar magazine is hosting an online charity auction for the Japan relief effort that starts today and features Okkervil River, Menomena, Owen Pallett, Telekinesis, Surfer Blood, Hooray for Earth, and Porcelain Raft. More

Apr 05, 2011

After gracing members of the Under the Radar community with a performance at this year’s SXSW, Owen Pallett has released a video for his song, “The Great Elsewhere.” More

Greetings from Under the Radar’s SXSW Party

Bands Record Exclusive Videos

Mar 21, 2011

During the two days of Under the Radar’s SXSW parties we recorded exclusive greetings from some of the artists playing. In case you missed them on our Twitter and Facebook feeds, we’ve collected them here. More

Buy Our Current Issue to Access the Digital Sampler Featuring Sufjan Stevens, of Montreal, and more

Includes Exclusive Unreleased Tracks by Rose Elinor Dougall, Motorifik, and Club 8

Jan 14, 2011

Every issue of Under the Radar includes a free digital sampler that can be accessed via the download code printed in the issue. Our Year-End issue’s sampler (which is sponsored by Shure) includes exclusive unreleased tracks by Motorifik, Rose Elinor Dougall, and Club 8, as well as songs by of Montreal, Plants and Animals, The Radio Dept., Tame Impala, Wild Nothing, Sufjan Stevens, Twin Shadow, Lost in the Trees, Beach House, Avi Buffalo, and Owen Pallett. We have the details. More

Sondre Lerche Covers Owen Pallett

“Lewis Takes Off His Shirt”

Dec 23, 2010

Sondre Lerche recently took on “Lewis Takes His Shirt Off,” a cut from Owen Pallett opus, Heartland. We have the track. More

New York Gets ‘Ecstatic’ For New Fest

2011 Ecstatic Music Festival Features Dan Deacon, Owen Pallett

Dec 13, 2010

New York City’s Merkin Concert Hall has teamed up with New Amsterdam Records for the 2011 Ecstatic Music Festival, a three-month-long series of concerts showcasing more than 150 composers, songwriters and performers. More

Owen Pallett Scores “Fourteen Actors Acting”

Staring: James Franco, Matt Damon, Natalie Portman, and More

Dec 08, 2010

Owen Pallett has lent his skills with the strings to Beirut, The Last of the Shadow Puppets, and Arcade Fire—in addition to helming his own superb solo project. Recently, the orchestral pop maestro found a new set of collaborators—actors. More

Nov 17, 2010

We’re all quite taken with Joanna Newsom, who graced the cover of our magazine earlier this year. Turns out we’re not alone in our love of the pixie-like harpist. A group of artists, including Owen Pallett and M. Ward are paying tribute to Newsom in new digital album, Versions of Joanna. More

Sep 21, 2010

Last night, Montreal-based, French lyric quintet Karkwa won Canada’s Polaris Prize—beating out Owen Pallet, Broken Social Scene and Tegan and Sara for the top honor More

Owen Pallett Set To Release new EP – A Swedish Love Story – September 28

On Tour With Dirty Projectors and The National This Fall

Aug 12, 2010

Owen Pallett follows his album Heartland with an EP titled A Swedish Love Story, set to be released on September 28. A Swedish Love Story will be available on 10” and via digital download. We have the tracklist and his tour dates with Dirty Projectors and The National. More

Owen Pallet Heads Out On Tour Beginning July 31st

Dirty Projectors, Arcade Fire, Spoon, and The National to Keep Him Company

Jul 13, 2010

Violinist turned orchestral pop maestro Owen Pallet is heading out on tour. Pallett may perform with little more than a looping pedal and a distinctive chuckle, but he won’t be alone. He’ll be meeting up (and supporting)Dirty Projectors, Arcade Fire, Spoon, and The National. We have the dates. More

Tegan and Sara, Broken Social Scene, and Plants and Animals Longlisted For Polaris Prize

Plus Caribou and The New Pornographers; Short List Announced July 6th

Jun 18, 2010

Canada’s premier music award (think the Grammys here in America or England’s Mercury Prize), The Polaris Prize, has announced its’ long list. Among the 40 artists nominated are Under the Radar favorites Tegan and Sara, Owen Pallet, Broken Social Scene, Caribou, The Besnard Lakes, The New Pornographers, and Plants and Animals. We have the full list. More

Feb 03, 2010

Final Fantasy no more, violinist/singer/string arranger Owen Pallett is taking his orchestral opus Heartland to the North American Heartland…and beyond. The tour includes normal club dates, as well as a stop at the Coachella Festival. We have the dates. More


2014 Artist Survey: Owen Pallett

Pallett on Pre-Show Panic Attacks, Crying Onstage, and How Grimes is the Female Kurt Cobain

Feb 05, 2015

For Under the Radar’s 12th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2014. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2014 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. More

Remembering First Concerts

Greatest Stories Ever Told

Jul 30, 2010

Musicians reflect on their first concerts. Includes stories from Tegan & Sara, Camera Obscura, Girl Talk, Owen Pallett, Art Brut, The Hold Steady, MGMT, Broken Social Scene, Ariel Pink, !!!, Mew, Real Estate, The Dears, Vivian Girls, Mayer Hawthorne, The Drums, Telekinesis, Fuck Buttons, El Guincho, and more. More

Owen Pallett

Of Final Fantasies and Fatalist Farmers

Feb 02, 2010

When Owen Pallett opened for Grizzly Bear at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in early 2009, it was evident from the songs he was debuting that something special was in the works. More


Nov 28, 2014

Trying to recap/relive Le Guess Who? is a daunting proposition. More

May 27, 2014

Owen Pallett has had a good yearhe helped Arcade Fire compose the score to the film Her, and he’s embarked with the band on a globe-trotting arena tour for Reflektor. That output would be extraordinary enough, but somewhere along the line he’s found the time to record a brand new album, In Conflict, his first since 2010’s excellent Heartland. More

Mar 29, 2011

We were pretty sure that people would show up to our Thursday SXSW party because of our exclusive set by Atlas Sound, and while we were confident that we had an equally strong lineup for our Friday party (which was presented by Shure), we still weren’t certain how many fans would show up. But our immediate concern at the start of the party was whether our first artist would make it in time (if at all). Porcelain Raft (aka Italian born, London-based, Mauro Remiddi) had underestimated how far his hotel was from our venue (The Flamingo Cantina), was running late, and had a dead cell-phone and thus no way to let us know that he was indeed on his way. Thankfully the charming Remiddi arrived with a thousand apologies 10 minutes before he was scheduled to perform and because he’s a one-man band, was pretty much ready to go on time. The crowd, by the way, was as healthy in numbers as the day before, with a to-capacity venue and a line down the block most of the day. More