Published Feb 12, 2016A guitar-driven demo track from Canadian symphonic-pop wiz Owen Pallett is one of the exclusive treats on the new Art Week 2016 compilation, which was curated by Ricky Eat Acid's Sam Ray. The 27-song set also includes material from Balam Acab, Foxes in Fiction and more, and is available as a free download right now.
As Pitchfork reports, Ray had asked the artists to submit a song "they wouldn't normally release." For Pallett, this meant contributing the lusciously plucked acoustic guitar demo of his "Transformer." Judging by the following tweet, he was pretty excited to participate.
Elsewhere on the comp, there are contributions from Balam Acab, Foxes in Fiction, Girlpool's Harmony Tividad, Ray's Ricky Eat Acid, Teen Suicide, Frozen Lawn and more.
This compilation is amazing <3 so happy my plunks and croaks could be a part of it! https://t.co/jxhFtJaLrU— nope (@owenpallett) February 12, 2016
You'll find the set in full down below, while it can be downloaded directly through Bandcamp over here.
"A lot of the music I've loved the most in my lifetime was music handed to me by friends, found on strange (and mostly now-defunct) blogs, or stumbled across mislabelled on some p2p program," Ray explained in a statement. "I find myself listening to (and coming across) songs & records like these less and less as I get older. It's convenience, it's laziness, it's the state of the music industry, it's a lot of things."