Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Some Fantastic Concert Pics

Todd Owyoung of caught of Montreal's St. Louis show at the Pageant on November 19th, the second to last American stop on this latest leg of the never-ending Hissing Fauna tour, and the photos he got are quite excellent. So head over there and check out BP in his new wingless blond splendor as well as some other great pics. LINK

The full photo set can also be found at Todd's flickr HERE, plus other nice of Montreal sets including the Pitchfork 2007 show, 8/14/06 Miss. Nights, and 2/25/06 Gargoyle, as well as lots of other great concert photo galleries.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Another Interview

Pitchfork posted an interview last week with Kevin, talking about the transition between Hissing Fauna and Skeletal Lamping, as well as more info on Georgie Fruit (he's had more than one sex change and his 70's band was called Arousal). LINK

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The New Songs

We've added the four brand new songs (to our Downloads section) which should appear on either the upcoming Skeletal Lamping or a possible EP which the band talked about in the Iceland interview. Thanks again to nyctaper for the amazing audience recording Oct. 13 in NYC and to bootieblog (no relation) for the great Oct. 12 Boston show - They both still have these entire whole shows available.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Kevin Talks Commercialism

Stereogum has an interesting essay from Kevin Barnes concerning the prospect of "selling out". Apparently of Montreal have done a commercial for T-Mobile and he wants to address the situation before an Outback-style backlash occurs. He starts off: "Are you a sell out? Yes. Don't let it bother you though, cause apparently I am also a sell out, and so are your parents and everyone you've ever known..." LINK

Friday, November 16, 2007

PLUG Awards - Vote For of Montreal!

Kevin Barnes, of Montreal, and Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? have all been nominated for PLUG Independent Music Awards, and you can head over there right now to vote. Don't miss the votes for categories "Album of the Year," "Male Artist of the Year," and "Indie Rock Album of the Year" in the "General" Music Categories - and "Artist of the Year," "Song of the Year," "Live Act of the Year," and "Album Art / Packaging of the Year" in the "Obsessive" Music Categories.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

More Interview Video

A short clip, not much new, with some Gronlandic Edit video, from HIP Clip:


Monday, November 12, 2007

Interview & Vid Clips from Iceland

Here's some footage and backstage interview from of Montreal's recent appearance at the Iceland Airwaves music festival October 19:


Wednesday, November 7, 2007

More Downloads

We've added three concerts to our Downloads section: 11/6/99 Clinton, NY; 6/22/00 San Francisco, CA; and 1/21/07 San Antonio. We will most likely in the near future also offer last week's Halloween show, too! But for now, we have these three shows, plus - we are going to make the NY and SF shows available as Flac downloads. If you plan on burning these shows to CD, we highly, highly recommend that you download these Flac versions, it will be superior, lossless quality, without the compression and frequency clipping of mp3. You can burn the CD and then always make mp3s from it yourself. Simply convert the flacs into CD format (aiff in Mac, wav in PC) with MacFlac or Trader's Little Helper (PC). And it will be suitable to be traded to other live music collectors if you want to start collecting live recordings- if you try to trade CDs burnt from mp3s, they will know. If you just want something for the ipod or harddrive, by all means stick with mp3, but you can never regain that lost quality once it's gone. These Flacs should be available for about a month.

And don't forget to head over to the great new Things Chris Recorded blog to pick up of Montreal's show from Sunday, Nov. 4 in Dallas. It's uncut, but it is available in both mp3 and Flac.