In this week's paper (out now in some places, tomorrow at others and online soon), Catherine Downes tackles the topic ofOwen Pallett
, the artist formerly known as
. Tomorrow night at the Granada, Pallett comes to town in support of his January-released debut under his new moniker,Heartland
. Here's Downes' take:
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Before Heartland's January release Pallett hadn't dropped a full-length album since He Poos Clouds in 2006. But, now, with a new extensive full-length in tow, Pallett is back on the music front with what arguably may be his best album yet. It's a theatrical, skillfully orchestrated release, and, at times, Pallett's voice finds itself almost indistinguishable from that of Beirut's Zach Condon--and that's definitely not a bad thing.
Last time Pallett was in town, he was the opening act for a sold-out Arcade Fire performance. This time, he'll be headlining--and deservedly so.
Many thanks, then, to the folks at the Granada Theater for hooking us up with three pairs of tickets to hand out to a few lucky DC9 readers. Want one? Just be among the first three folks to email me right now with the words "Final Performance" in the subject line. Good luck!
Update: Contest is over. Congrats to our winners!