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A.V. Undercover: Owen Pallett covers Guided By Voices

The A.V. Club
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June 07, 2010 AT 8:00 PM
We were excited to see what song Owen Pallett--a.k.a. Final Fantasy, a.k.a. string arranger for Arcade Fire, among others--would choose for Undercover, because pretty much anything was guaranteed to turn out radically different from the original (and gorgeous). He grabbed "Game Of Pricks," from Guided By Voices' classic 1995 album Alien Lanes. Turns out he was a big GBV fan back in the day, but didn't realize until recording this cover that the song features the line, "Weep to water the trees." Pallett's latest album is the terrific Heartland.