Final Fantasy Readies Two New EP’s, Co-Writing Film Score

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Final Fantasy, (aka Canada’s Owen Pallett), will be releasing two new EPs in the fall, Spectrum, 14th Century and Plays to Please. He’ll also be keeping busy co-writing the score to Richard Kelly‘s next film, The Box, starring Cameron Diaz.

On September 30, Spectrum will drop as a CD EP and ten-inch via Toronto’s Blocks Recording Club, and Play will be released on October 21, also as a CD EP (via Slender Means Society and States Rights) and on ten-inch (via Blocks). Each EP will come as limited-edition run of 1,000, and each will help tide fans over until the release of Heartland, which comes with an ambitious story arc set in an imaginary realm Pallett calls Spectrum. [Exclaim.ca]

Intrepid readers may remember that I mentioned that a new Final Fantasy LP, Heartland, was scheduled for a spring 2008 release. However, as you can see from the Exclaim! piece above, that record still has no firm release date. Here is what Owen told New York magazine on why he is taking his time between records.

“If I didn’t have to worry about what blogs all over the world were going to say about my new record, it would have been done by now,” he says. In other words, it’s not that Pallett doesn’t care what people think””it’s that he’s acutely aware of their expectations. [NYMAg.com]

Harumph.

Download: Final Fantasy – “The Butcher” (MP3 via Stereogum)
Download: Final Fantasy – “Ultimatum” (MP3 vis Stereogum)
Download: Final Fantasy – “Horsetail Feathers” (MP3 via Zoilus)

All Final Fantasy upcoming tour dates after the jump (no NYC yet, but there are plenty of holes).

Final Fantasy 2008 Tour Dates
Aug 27 2008 w/ NICO MUHLY – Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON
Aug 30 2008 RIFFLANDIA MUSIC FESTIVAL — The McPherson Playhouse Victoria, BC
Aug 31 2008 BUMBERSHOOT FESTIVAL – Seattle Center – Northwest Court Lounge Stage Seattle,WA
Aug 30 2008 RIFFLANDIA MUSIC FESTIVAL — The McPherson Playhouse Victoria, BC
Aug 31 2008 BUMBERSHOOT FESTIVAL – Seattle Center – Northwest Court Lounge Stage Seattle, WA
Sep 14 2008 FINAL FANTASY – Santander Cultural Porto Alegre
Sep 17 2008 W/ COLLEEN Projeto Solitude II РCordas Contempor̢neas at SESC Santana Sao Paulo
Sep 18 2008 W/ COLLEEN Projeto Solitude II РCordas Contempor̢neas at SESC Santana Sao Paulo
Sep 20 2008 NO AR COQUETEL MOLOTOV FESTIVAL – Teatro da UFPE Recife
Oct 17 2008 ICELAND AIRWAVES FESTIVAL – Organ Reykjavik
Dec 13 2008 MEREDITH MUSIC FESTIVAL – Meredith Supernatural Ampitheatre Melbourne

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