Domino releases Owen Pallett remixes

Zack Wilks

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Resident music expert of the internet Owen Pallett recently released his critically acclaimed fourth LP In Conflict on Domino. It’s one part Andrew Bird, one part Animal Collective, and one part Pallett’s technically virtuosic arrangements and fiddling. Domino just announced a series of remixes of the album’s lead single, “Song for Five and Six”, featuring contributions from DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn, Ada, and The Cyclist.

Given the recent passing of DJ Rashad, his and DJ Spinn’s remix of the track will probably present itself to be one of the more sought after of the three. They completely shed Pallett’s vocals and highlight the arpeggiated synth, letting the beat go wild in traditional footwork style. Ada’s remix is slowed down and has a more house vibe. The Cyclist’s remix is the most easily danceable, making use of rubbery bass synth and a very simple, skeletal synth. Still, none of the remixes solve the grammatical issue of the lyric, “There’s a gap between what a man want and what a man will receive.” Let’s leave that one for the resident musician grammarian of the internet.

The “Song for Five and Six” remixes are out now via Domino Records. You can also check out Owen Pallett on tour in the coming months. Tour dates are below.

July:
03 London, England at Hyde Park *^#
15 Manchester, England at The Deaf Institute
16 Leeds, England at Brudenell Social Club
18 Glasgow, Scotland at Center for Contemporary Arts
19 Dublin, Ireland at Iveagh Gardens $
20 Dublin, Ireland at Whelans
21 Galway, Ireland at Roisinh Dubh
27 Niigata, Japan at Fuji Rock Festival

August:
04 Santa Barbara, CA at Santa Barbara Bowl *
31 Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec Emerging Music Festival

September:
03 Grand Rapids, MI at Covenant Fine Arts Center
04 Chicago, IL at Metro
05 Minneapolis, MN at Cedar Cultural Center
08 Seattle, WA at Neumos
09 Vancouver, British Columbia at The Imperial Theatre
10 Portland, OR at Doug Fir Lounge
12 San Francisco, CA at Great American Music Hall
13 Los Angeles, CA at El Rey Theatre
14 San Diego, CA at Casbah
15 Phoenix, AZ at The Crescent Ballroom
18 Austin, TX at The Mohawk
19 Dallas, TX at The Loft
20 Houston, TX – Untapped Festival at Discovery
26 Sherbrooke, Quebec at Centennial Theatre
27 Ottawa, Ontario at National Arts Centre
29 Kitchener, Ontario at Centre in the Square

* with Arcade Fire
^ with Jake Bugg
# with Wild Beasts
$ with The National

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