Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Tribute

We are proud to present Aluminum Plums, a 10th anniversary tribute to of Montreal. First, huge thanks to everyone who contributed a song. This is all about the love for Kevin's songs, and while it's nearly impossible to top of Montreal's definitive versions, we applaud all the people who tried to inject some of their own passion into these songs. You may have heard a few of these covers before, but we're proud to include them and all of the contributors' efforts in this package of love - we're just wrapping it up and putting a bow (or, er, some foil) on it for them.

Aluminum Plums

1. Jeff Maksym "Dustin Hoffman Offers Lame Explanation For Missing Bathtub"
2. A Candlelight Vigil "She's A Rejector"
3. Aisle Six "Vegan In Furs"
4. Elekibass "Springtime is The Season"
5. Becky Lovell and Dena Zilber "Keep Sending Me Black Fireworks"
6. Ben Hogan "Look At The Bell"
7. DMQ "Family Nouveau"
8. Sorry Stories "Autobiographical Grandpa"
9. Lesbian Afternoon "Disconnect the Dots"
10. Alex Madore "Jennifer Louise"
11. Emily Pike "City Bird"
12. Gay Harlequin "Kissing In The Grass"
13. Terrified Terrifics "Du Og Meg"
14. Dustin Hoffman Has Formed An of Montreal Cover Band "Kevin, I Wish You Were Born In Brazil"
15. Indie Blockedappella "Will You Come And Fetch Me?"
16. J&H "Requiem For O.M.M.2"
17. Vince Nicotra "Montreal"
18. Dena Zilber "Good Morning Me"
19. Manticore Am I "Charlie And Freddie"
20. Ketchup Fart "Landscape Mixdown"
21. Electronicollege "Cato As Pun"
22. Brandon Creath "Oslo In The Summertime"
23. Low Digital "Suffer For Fashion"
24. Prash "Chrissy Kiss The Corpse"
25. Casper And The Cookies "Penelope"

Thank You and Happy 10th Anniversary, of Montreal!

(in E6 time. Thanks everybody for your patience.)
We have FLAC and MP3 versions available. If you have a high-speed connection and plan on possibly burning this onto a CD, we strongly urge you to download the FLAC version, just convert it to Wav(PC) or Aiff(Mac) and burn, then convert into mp3s if you want. If you have Mac, you can convert with MacFlac, and on PC with Trader's Little Helper (just drag folder or flacs into the window and select "decode"). Since it's a whole album, we're sharing it that way. If you're struggling with a dial-up connection, let us know and maybe we'll offer individual mp3s in the future. Thanks again to all the contributors , and to of Montreal for being such a worthy inspiration.

Feel free to head over to Polyvinyl after downloading and go ahead and pick up that new of Montreal tour 7" or Big Oil reissue (or whatever else you don't have yet - they probably have it), and don't forget about the acoustic EP available from Sony Connect.

BTW, the band who did "Cato As A Pun" recently changed their name from Transcendence To Sigma to Electronicollege... and sorry we didn't catch the original message, "Suffer For Fashion" is by Low Digital, not Chadney, so tag both those tracks accordingly if you already downloaded.

Monday, October 15, 2007

New 7" and Some Boots

A new of Montreal 7" called Gender Mutiny is available on tour and through the Polyvinyl shop, featuring one new track ("Subtext Read, Nothing New") and the Royal Trux cover that appeared on their Myspace ("Back to School").

Also, a couple of concert recordings from the newest tour are available for mp3 download, including several brand new tracks that are sure to end up on Skeletal Lamping. Lots of hugs and kisses to the tapers for sharing!

Boston - October 12, 2007 (thanks to the new bootieblog!)

NYC - October 13, 2007 (thanks to nyctaper!)

Friday, October 12, 2007

of Montreal's new official blog

If you haven't checked the official of Montreal site lately, they've just added a new blog! B.P. just made his first post, and it's your standard tale of cops bending justice while a group of fans break into an Oldsmobile Bravada to reclaim a stolen guitar. LINK

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Kevin and BP on Minnesota Public Radio

Kevin and BP did an interview and acoustic & piano session for Minnesota Public Radio, and it is available for streaming at their site:

(under "Audio" on the right side - thanks SpikyFred)

They perform "Trouble" (Lindsey Buckingham cover), "Feminine Effects," and "The Kids Are Alright" (The Who cover), and Kevin does say that "Feminine Effects" (prev. also known as "Something To Be Laughed At") will be appearing on the forthcoming of Montreal album, to be called "Skeletal Lamping", but no further details were given, although we are guessing it'll be an early 2008 release.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Friday, October 5, 2007

Another Milwaukee Review

- By Daniella Maria

(Sadly, no pictures were taken. I opted to actually enjoy the show rather than take 300+ pictures like the last time I saw them in Milwaukee.)

Just when you think that Of Montreal shows couldn't get any better.... they went and topped themselves again.

I arrived slightly after MGMT started. I saw them back in 2005 when they played in Madison at Club 770. To be honest, I thought that their energy back in 2005 was a lot higher. But they now perform with a full band, whereas before it was just two of them and an ipod. They were a lot of fun. I enjoyed the new full band version of "Time to Pretend".

Grand Buffet. Holy shit, dudes. Seriously. That was one of the best opening acts I've ever seen. They were so high energy. Lyrically hilarious. Beats were fantastic. I absolutely LOVED them. I was instantly very comfortable with their vibe. They seem like really nice and likable people. I was really really impressed. If you haven't heard of them, please check them out. I had so much fun watching them. I'd love to do it again very very soon.

This was the fifth time I've seen Of Montreal. And it seems there stage shows get better and better every time. This time, Dan and Nick (of the official CCAA booty patrol) built a HUGE set (Damn, I wish I had a camera). I could draw a crappy MSpaint version of it... but I'll just let you see it for yourself (check out the tour dates, kids). While the insane amount of lights that were coming from the stage made me hope that no epileptic kids were in the audience, it was really fun to watch.

oM played a handful of new songs, including Softcore, which they have played out before (check the youtube video). And a few other fantastically naughty songs. I'm very excited for Skeletal Lamping, which is the name of the new album, hopefully coming out beginning of next year.

Kevin mentioned that Dottie has a solo act, which I thought I heard as "Dorathy Hagard" but when I googled it, nothing came up. So maybe my memory isn't serving me correctly. But as soon as I find out I'll make sure to link to it here. I was hoping for another My First Keyboard release, so its really exciting to me.

All in all, it was a great show. I was nervous because last time I was at the Milwaukee show I was extremely irritated with their fans. This time I felt much better about the crowd. Less drunk/high 16 year olds. So that was cool. I didn't even get punched in the head ONCE when Kevin would get close to the front of the stage. Sweet!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

New acoustic EP! + Big Oil reissue

of Montreal have released a new four-track EP from an acoustic session they did earlier this year called the "Sony Connect Set". It features Kevin and B.P. playing two tracks from "Hissing Fauna" ( "Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse" and "We Were Born the Mutants Again With Leafling") and two covers, Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" (which of Montreal have been playing on tour) and Love Is All's "Make Out, Fall Out, Make Up". Here is an excerpt from the "Harvest Moon" cover:

You can get the new EP from Sony, although you do have to register for their new Connect Music Service. Pitchfork, which is streaming the Love Is All cover with this article, says it is / will be also available from Polyvinyl, but no listing as of yet there.


Polyvinyl does, however, have the reissue of the "If He Is Protecting Our Nation Then Who Will Protext Big Oil???" compilation, originally put out by Track and Field in the UK and sold as a tour-CD, and it's either now available (as Polyvinyl's front page says), or will be by the 23rd of this month (as the album page says). On CD only, sorry vinyl hounds. Tracklist is:

  1. "My What a Strange Day With a Swede"
  2. "An Ill-Treated Hiccup"
  3. "Cast in the Haze (Been There Four Days)"
  4. "Mimi Merlot Beatnik Version"
  5. "Girl From NYC (Named Julia)"
  6. "Inside a Room Full of Treasures a Black Pygmy Horse's Head Pops Up Like a Periscope"
  7. "Charlie and Freddy"
  8. "There Is Nothing Wrong With Hating Rock Critics"
  9. "Maple Licorice"
  10. "Barely Asian at the Beefcake Horizon"
  11. "Spooky Spider Chandelier"
  12. "Friends of Mine" (The Zombies Cover)
  13. "Christmas Isn't Safe for Animals"
(note: above mp3 ripped from a vinyl 7", not quite as nice as the crystal-clear version found on "...Big Oil".) Buy it now.