HAS A GOOD HOME
TOM54 | released: 06/06/2005 | CD
via Anost (Europe) via SCD (USA)
01 None Of You Will Ever See A Penny
02 This Is The Dream Of Win & Regine
03 Your Light Is Spent
05 The CN Tower Belongs To The Dead
06 Took You Two Years To Win My Heart
07 The Chronicles Of Sarnia
11 That's When The Audience Died
12 Learn To Keep Your Mouth Shut Owen Pallett
13 An Arrow In The Side Of Final Fantasy
14 Please Please Please
15 Better Than Worse
Has A Good Home is the first album from Owen Pallett, guitarist and vocalist from Toronto's Les Mouches (as well as a member of Internet, The Jim Guthrie Band, Picastro, ex-Hidden Cameras, ex-King Tut). Owen Pallett sets aside the fractured, ultra-dynamic panic-folk of Les Mouches in favour of clever arrangement, catchy hooks and euphoric meldoy. Performing by himself with only his violin and looping pedal Owen manages to build up the most complex and wonderful songs.
Note: This release appears in close collaboration with the Blocks Recording Club (www.blocksblocksblocks.com) from Toronto that has already released this album in Canada. Recorded by nascent genius Mighty Leon in less than a week Has A Good Home is perhaps the most fully-realised Blocks Recording Club record to date. Tomlab is now rereleasing this record on a worldwide scale as an introduction to his follow up album that is on the way for fall 2005.
Long recognised as Toronto's #1 Arranger for Strings for rock and roll bands Owen has realised arrangements for Do Make Say Think, The Jim Guthrie Band, Royal City, Gentlemen Reg, The Phonemes and most recently The Arcada Fire's top rated Funeral LP. Yet as well regarded as his professional work is, Owen's strongest work is that that he does for himself. Tales of ancient burial grounds underneath the CN Tower, songs that eat their creators and Freedom 55 Insurance Policies are woven into an epic and mythic from derived from the years of nerdy Teenage role-playing games. His first album is both more beautiful and more unique than most thought possible.
Owen Pallett has been opening for The Arcade Fire at various sold out shows all over America and is going to support the band on their European Tour in May 2005.