Published Apr 09, 2017We knew Owen Pallett was set to preview some new material at a pair of shows in Hamilton and Toronto, and now footage from last night's (April 9) Toronto show at Longboat Hall has emerged featuring Pallett playing some of the new tunes.
Whereas Pallett's recent tours have featured a backing band composed of longtime collaborators Rob Gordon and Matt Smith (the three also performed as Les Mouches in the early 2000s), these latest shows harkened back to his earlier days — centred around Pallett, his trusty violin and a loop station.
There was, however, one notable difference: the new material features lots of guitar. Most of the songs featured Pallett creating a loop with his guitar before slinging it around his back and picking up his violin. Sonically speaking, the new tracks include some strong folk nods mixed with his trademark baroque pop stylings. Older tracks received a similar makeover, and Pallett seamlessly interspersed the reworked older material with the new throughout last night's performance.
There's no word on when any of this material could emerge in recorded form but, until then, you can enjoy snippets of two new songs below.
Pallett's latest LP, In Conflict, was released in 2014.