Tuesday, July 17, 2007

...More on Matthew

TBP was pointed in the direction of an interview on Pitchfork where Kevin was quoted saying, "...this whole show was a bit of flying by the seat of our pants because we didn't have much time to rehearse and our bass player quit-- well, he quit/got fired-- a couple days before the show, and so we had to figure out what we were going to do without a bass player."

Confusion shortly ensued on the E6 Townhall thread and Matt has since posted this to the thread, "I was "fired" for the offence of quitting. The firing occurred after I told Kevin that Pitchfork would be my last show with the band. He said to just go ahead and go, I asked if he was sure and he said yes. There wasn't a lot of discussion. I had made the decision to leave the band weeks before and it was no surprise to anyone. I guess he didn't want anyone around who wasn't 100% committed. I made it clear that I really wouldn't have minded doing that last show to make the transition as smooth as possible considering the circumstances (there were a lot of very sudden, complicated circumstances). I really hope Kevin isn't trying to be publicly nasty. Davey is a wonderful guy and a gifted musician and if he wants and gets the gig I am happy for him. Hopefully no more needs to be said about this."

Everyone here at TBP is sad to hear of Matthew's departure from the band are are looking forward to more from him in the future. Take care, Matt!

New U.S. Dates!

09-28 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
10-02 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre *
10-03 Urbana, IL - Canopy Club *
10-04 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre *
10-05 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *
10-06 Chicago, IL - Metro *
10-07 Chicago, IL - Metro *
10-08 Oberlin, OH - Hale's Gym *
10-09 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre *
10-10 Buffalo, NY - The Tralf *
10-11 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero *
10-12 Boston, MA - The Roxy *
10-13 New York, NY - Roseland *
10-14 Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live *
10-31 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club *
11-01 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues *
11-02 Houston, TX - Numbers *
11-03 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11-04 Dallas, TX - Granda Theatre *
11-05 El Paso, TX - Club 101 *
11-06 Tempe, AZ - Marquee *
11-07 Tucson, AZ - Rialto *
11-08 Los Angeles, CA - Avalon *
11-09 Los Angeles, CA - Avalon *
11-12 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
11-13 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
11-14 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
11-16 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue *
11-17 Denver, CO - Ogden Theater *
11-18 Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall *
11-19 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant *

* with Grand Buffet, MGMT

Monday, July 16, 2007

Best of luck to you, Matthew!

Matthew Paris Dawson, bassist for Of Montreal has officially left the band. Thanks for the grooves Mr. Dawson!

From the Elephant Six Townhall:
Hello everyone, It's true I have left the band, but everything is amicable. I am just a bit worn out from three years on the road and and it seems like a good time to take a break, spend some time practicing, and try my hand at some different things. Thank you all for coming to the shows and I have had a great time playing in the band.

"Suffer For Fashion" single released

Of Montreal's new single, Suffer For Fashion, has been released. Artwork by David Barnes. And only 500 copies are available.

Track Listing
1. Suffer for Fashion (Radio Edit)
2. Du Og Meg
3. Tropical Ice-Land (Fiery Furnaces Cover)

Available at Polyvinyl