As we continue to wait on Final Fantasy's long-overdue Heartland LP, violin-sporting orch popper Owen Pallett has decided it's time to get himself a new label deal. More specifically, Pallett is leaving his old home of Tomlab for prestigious UK-based imprint Domino, which will release Heartland "the first week of 2010," says the musician's Twitter.
According to Domino, the label will be handling the release outside Canada and pressing it on double ten-inch vinyl, CD and digitally. The record comes after nine months of slaving away on the album in four different countries, the label adds and presumably, it's still about romance, what Pallett calls, "the thing that comes before death."
Final Fantasy has some Canadian tour dates lined up for the fall, including stops in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg and Halifax. Pallett is also trekking through the U.S. with the Mountain Goats a bit later this year. While a full list of dates is available here, Final Fantasy's Canadian tour schedule looks like this:
9/18 London, ON - Lola Festival
9/24 Victoria, BC - Alix Goolden Hall %
9/25 Vancouver, BC - St. Andrews-Wesley Church %
9/27 Edmonton, AB - McDougall United Church %
9/28 Calgary, AB - Knox United Church %
9/30 Regina, SK - The Exchange %
10/1 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's %
10/2 Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre %
10/24 Halifax, NS - Rebecca Cohn Auditorium ^
% with Timber Timbre
^ with Nova Scotia Symphony