We've been big fans of Owen Pallett long before his Oscar nomination for scoring "Her" with Arcade Fire's William Butler. His 2005 debut album (under the name Final Fantasy at the time) "Has a Good Home" remains one of our all-time favorites (check it out), and we've loved pretty much everything he's done since. Which is why it's very exciting that Pallett has released the first single off his new album "In Conflict," which is slated for release on May 13th.
The song's called "The Riverbed," and it's gorgeous. Hopefully the Oscar nomination (and fingers seriously crossed, win) helps bring new listeners Pallett's way, and judging from "The Riverbed" they won't be disappointed: