For the past decade Owen Pallett has been my favourite artist – I was so deeply moved by his work as a young frustrated adult and devoured all his studio material, everything I could find on YouTube, and paid rapt attention to his career for years. When the Westward Music Festival lineup came out with his name above ours I was sitting in our tour van in the desert outside LA, physically shaking from the knowledge that I would be playing the same festival as him. But we’re not just playing the same fest, we’re opening for him at Imperial Vancouver September 14th and I never thought I would have an opportunity like this my entire career. I owe a massive thank you to Timur from MRG Concerts Western Canada for getting us on this bill. If you are going to check out any show at Westward, I strongly encourage you to go to this one. Owen is an incredible musician and I feel so deeply grateful to be sharing the stage as well as get to see him perform again. We will be working on a very special set for this one.
Photo circa 2011 at CBC Vancouver
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Our US tour is complete. Thank you to those who helped make it happen and followed along as we drove down the west coast. We deeply appreciate the people that hosted us, performed with us, and came out to the shows. Touring can be rough, and your presence and effort helped make for a successful trip. We’re looking forward to coming back as soon as we can.
Alea, Jer, Pat