Thus Owls have shared a second track from their forthcoming album Turning Rocks, entitled “How, In My Bones” via thusowls.com. The song - available as a free download online for a limited time only - is a fitting showcase for Thus Owls’s sound, with Erika Angell’s emotive vocal delivery complemented by some deft interplay between Simon Angell’s signature guitar-work and new keyboard player Parker Shper, who features on both Wurlitzer and Farfisa organs.
Turning Rocks will be released on April 8th and is available for pre-order as of today from Secret City's online store and iTunes.
Basia Bulat performed on Canada AM this morning to highlight her Juno-nomination for Tall Tall Shadow in Adult Alternative Album of the year.
If you missed it, click here to watch!
Basia will be on tour with The Head in The Heart shortly, check out the full tour dates here.
"The Riverbed" is the first full track released from Owen Pallett's new album, In Conflict, and showcases a more brutal tone of songwriting from Pallett with a building arrangement that ratchets the tension in its frenetic build. Appropriately, the accompanying video compliments the mood with its own dramatic struggle. The Eva Michon-directed clip was filmed in Los Angeles and stars career actor Jim Pallett as the protagonist. Owen himself also has a small role in the video as "Jerk #4.” “Typical Hollywood bullshit,” Owen says, about having his supporting role cut down to a mere few frames.
To compliment and contrast "The Riverbed," a lyric video for "On A Path" is also debuting today exclusively on T: The New York Times Magazine. The New York Times piece includes a Q&A with Pallett on In Conflict, and his Academy Award nomination, alongside Arcade Fire, for Best Original Score (Spike Jonze's her).
We've just announced our official SXSW showcase, featuring label artists The Barr Brothers, Basia Bulat, Thus Owls as well as Timber Timbre, Leif Vollebekk and MaicaMia.
Join the event on Facebook and RSVP here: HotMassSXSW.com
One of the best listening experiences at SXSW, the intimate seated shows in the historic church’s sanctuary offer a rare chance to escape the hectic crowds and hear artists perform without distraction.
Thursday, March 13th, 2014
St. David's Bethell Hall
301 E. 8th St, Austin, TX
Doors at 6pm
7:00pm - MaicaMia
8:00pm - Leif Vollebekk
9:00pm - Thus Owls
10:00pm - Basia Bulat
11:00pm - Timber Timbre
12:00am - The Barr Brothers
Poster art by Jack Dylan
Montreal/Stockholm band Thus Owls have premiered a video for “As Long As We Try A Little,” the first from their upcoming album, Turning Rocks, out on April 8th via Secret City Records. To create the video Thus Owls turned to friend, fellow musician and filmmaker Joe Yarmush (Suuns), who shot it on a very cold day in Montreal in January 2014.
Many sites have premiered the video in different territories, Voir.ca in Quebec, Exclaim! in Canada and Clash Magazine in the UK.
We are pleased to announce the new album from Owen Pallett, In Conflict, out on May 13th in North America. 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.
Owen Pallet has signed with us for Canada. In addition to releasing the Canadian edition of In Conflict on May 13th, We will also be reissuing a deluxe edition of 2010’s Heartland later this year.
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.
Owen Pallett will be touring North America and Europe with his band throughout the month of May, including two album-launch shows in Montreal on May 9 at Sala Rossa and in Toronto on May 10 at Danforth Music Hall.
In Conflict, will be available on CD, digital, standard edition LP and on limited edition double LP (with three bonus tracks) via our website. You may pre-order the digital edition via iTunes by clicking here, and the 2LP edition via Secret City by clicking here.
Congratulations to Basia Bulat for her nomination at The JUNO Awards in the Adult Alternative Album of the year category!
Don't miss the gala on Sunday March 30th on CTV!
Montreal/Stockholm band Thus Owls have signed to Secret City Records, and will be releasing their new album, entitled Turning Rocks, on April 8, 2014. The first song on the record, “As Long As We Try a Little,” premiered today via Fader.
The band will be making their first appearances in support of Turning Rocks at SXSW, with North American and European tour dates to be announced shortly.
To read the press release and story behind the album, click here.
To say that Basia Bulat's Tall Tall Shadow was a big part of Secret City's year is an understatement. We're really proud of Basia and this release, and as the year winds down are happy to see that we're not the only ones. The Huffington Post named Tall Tall Shadow the Canadian album of the year, besting some pretty big names including Arcade Fire and Drake, and calling it "a masterwork from a woman ready for prime-time." We couldn't agree more. Exclaim! has the album in the #4 slot in their Top 10 Folk albums of the year. And in case for some reason you don't follow Bob Odenkirk on Twitter, it's also his favourite album of the year. Good call, Saul.
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