Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on December 2, 2009

Owen Pallett aka Final Fantasy concludes his tour with The Mountain Goats at The Bell House in Brooklyn tonight (12/2). Their second to last stop together was last night at Webster Hall (that's a picture from the show above). Final Fantasy also appeared on IFC's Dinner Was the Band last night. He performed "Keep the Dog Quiet" at both shows, but only talked about how he was vegan until he decided to eat lamb one day on the IFC one. Video from the TV show was previously posted HERE. A picture of the Webster Hall setlist is below.

In related news,

To celebrate the January 12th release of Heartland, Final Fantasy will be playing several shows, including dates in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City. The third Final Fantasy full-length and the first for Domino Records, Heartland is the product of nine months of work in four countries. It is a fully orchestral record, designed to exist simultaneously as an album, a 45-minute piece of orchestral music and a set of songs for looped violin and voice.
Owen Pallett explains Heartland:
"The songs themselves form a narrative concerning a farmer named Lewis and the fictional world of Spectrum. The songs are one-sided dialogues with Lewis, a young, ultra-violent farmer, speaking to his creator. The album was compositionally modeled upon the principles of electronic music. The principles of analog synthesis informing symphonic writing, like an inversion of a Tomita record. These songs, too, were designed to be as dense with polyphony as the Final Fantasy live shows can become. While writing it, I kept an image in my head of putting so many notes on the page that the paper turned black. This record encapsulates a whole year of work for me, and was difficult to see through, but I'm immensely proud of the results. I hope you enjoy it."
Those new dates include January 18th at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets go on sale Friday (12/4) at noon. All dates, the new album cover art and tracklist, and a video below...

Final Fantasy

01. Midnight Directives
02. Keep The Dog Quiet
03. Mount Alpentine
04. Red Sun No. 5
05. Lewis Takes Action
06. The Great Elsewhere
07. Oh Heartland, Up Yours!
08. Lewis Takes His Shirt Off
09. Flare Gun
10. E Is For Estranged
11. Tryst With Mephistopheles
12. What Do You Think Will Happen Now?
Final Fantasy - 2010 Tour Dates
Jan 12 - FINAL FANTASY "HEARTLAND" CD RELEASE - Mod Club Toronto, Ontario
Jan 14 - Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, California
Jan 16 - Schuba's Chicago, Illinois
Jan 18 - Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
Feb 6 - Hillside Inside Guelph, Ontario
Feb 10 - St. Matthew's Church Halifax, Quebec
Feb 17 - Sydenham United Church Kingston, Ontario
Feb 18 - Blacksheep Inn Wakefield, Quebec
Feb 20 - Theatre Outremont Montreal, Quebec

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Comments (11)

i love final fantasy... also he gives the best dedication i've ever seen in a musician.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7WxTP3ger8

Posted by imkoreansowhat | December 2, 2009 12:16 PM

I'm starting a solo project called Dragon Quest

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2009 12:26 PM

Woo! That's me holding the setlist! Owen's guitarist/percussionist (blanking on his name) kindly gave it to me. The set was a little bit different from what's on there, by the way.

I uploaded a few not-so-great pictures and happy rambling about the Final Fantasy portion of the show over in my LJ: http://jeeperstseepers.livejournal.com/184731.html

Posted by JeepersTseepers | December 2, 2009 12:38 PM

Feb 10 - St. Matthew's Church Halifax, Quebec

where in the fuck is that?

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2009 12:46 PM

the more final fantasy shows the better. also that guelph video is so awesome. so awesome.

Posted by monsoonseason | December 2, 2009 1:06 PM

Halifax is in Nova Scotia, not Quebec.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2009 1:54 PM

anyone have the mountain goats' set list?

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2009 2:16 PM

Final FantMEHsy

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2009 8:52 PM

Hey pussnuts, the Meh jokes died a long time ago - like about an hour after they began.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2009 9:31 PM

A lot of respect for Owen. After Tuesday's show he broke his finger moving a huge piano and could not play violin last night. Instead he improvised his entire set at piano and it was fantastic.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2009 3:12 PM

I really love their music! A lot of fans support and appreciate their performance, no doubt about that!

Posted by soakaway | June 14, 2010 3:50 AM

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