Owen Pallett
Has A Good Home

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Owen Pallett
Has A Good Home


Released 06/06/2005
CD/LP Gatefold/Digital


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Owen Pallett has been opening for The Arcade Fire at various sold out shows all over America and has supported the band on their European Tour.

Has A Good Home is the first album of Owen Pallett, guitarist and vocalist from Toronto’s Les Mouches. 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.

Long recognised as Toronto’s #1 Arranger for Strings for rock and roll bands Owen Pallett has realised arrangements for Do Make Say Think, The Jim Guthrie Band, Royal City, Gentlemen Reg, The Phonemes and most recently The Arcade 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. The album is both more beautiful and more unique than most thought possible.

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 spring 2006.

„I saw him live once, supporting Arcade Fire, and I was mesmerised... I was amazed by his voice and the sound of the whole thing.“ Kele Okereke, Bloc Party
“Striking and remarkable, Has A Good Home is a gently singular triumph by a gently singular gentleman. May he be sidelined no longer.” Plan B
“Has a good Home is a spectacular, if self-consciously kooky, debut.” Uncut
“Pretty magic, all the same.” Undercover
“Transforming from string arranger to the stars to “world most amazing solo performer“ he deftly commands entire string orchestras to swarm out of his single violin and looping pedal.” Insound

  1. None Of You Will Ever See A Penny
  2. This Is The Dream Of Win & Regine
  3. Your Light Is Spent
  4. Furniture
  5. The CN Tower Belongs To The Dead
  6. Took You Two Years To Win My Heart
  7. The Chronicles Of Sarnia
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  9. Adventure.exe
  10. Library
  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