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.


  1. I sure hope polyvinyl puts out the sony ep, because their service is only for people with a PC.

  2. is there any place where i could get some of montreal tabs that has the music from big oil?

  3. At the moment we only have links to two Of Montreal tab websites,

    But we are always on the lookout for more!