“[Final Fantasy’s live shows] . . . compress all the wonder and virtuosity of an illusionist’s routine into three-and-a-half minute pop song” —New York Times
Join us at the Cedar for an intriguing double bill celebrating two of today’s most distinctive voices. Canadian singer/composer/arranger Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy) creates infectious violin-based experimental pop that explores the lush, lovely, and highly processed sonic spaces between contemporary composition and unconventional rock. His intricately looping polyphonic songs, startling knack for string arrangements (Arcade Fire), and unabashedly pretty melodies have earned him international acclaim. The Mountain Goats, the long-running lo-fi/highbrow project of indie-rock icon John Darnielle, inhabits a candid and clever world where dark subjects and desperate characters are elucidated by prickly lyrics and strangely sunny melodies.