Tuesday, July 29, 2008

More Chances To Hear Skeletal Lamping

Another Skeletal Lamping listening party is coming up, this one in Madison, Wisconsin - this Thursday, July 31, at Strictly Discs - entry is free and prizes include tickets to the upcoming of Montreal concert in Milwaukee. See Muzzle of Bees for more info.

And there's also one coming up for Athens, GA. In this thread, Dottie and tour manager Mike talk about it, Dottie says it will most likely be it the 40 Watt on September 30, Mike says the location may not be confirmed, but that they may also have some footage from

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Skeletal Lamping listening party in NYC

there will be a small listening party for Skeletal Lamping
at a bar in Manhattan tomorrow night, July 23rd.

the bar is called HI-FI. its 21+.
the address is 169 Avenue A.

i don't know that exact time the album will be played.
somewhere between 10pm and 12:30am most likely.
$3 beer special.

-bp helium

Monday, July 14, 2008

YANP Interview With Kevin

Matt from You Ain't No Picasso has a new interview with Kevin up, and it looks like some really good, relevant, in-depth info:

-what was the main motivation to make such a different record (that damn commercial)
-how the negative reception of Cherry Peel kept Kevin writing about fictional characters not about his feelings for almost a decade
-why "Feminine Effects" didn't make the record and what'll eventually happen to it
-the origin of "Arlene"
-which of their covers was done because it's Alabee's favorite song

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Cover & Track list for Skeletal Lamping!

01 Nonpareil of Favor
02 Wicked Wisdom
03 For Our Elegant Caste
04 Touched Something's Hollow
05 An Eluardian Instance
06 Gallery Piece
07 Women's Studies Victims
08 St.Exquisite's Confessions
09 Triphallus, to Punctuate!
10 And I've Seen a Bloody Shadow
11 Plastis Wafers
12 Death Is Not a Parallel Move
13 Beware Our Nubile Miscreants
14 Mingusings
15 Id Engager

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

New Fall Concert Dates

Ticketmaster has four new dates listed for of Montreal, we went ahead and added them to the tour dates section, and we'll try to keep it updated as new dates trickle in (edit: BP says the US tour dates will be announced Friday). Thanks to Spikyfred at the Townhall for the original heads up

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Rothbury Festival Video

Big thanks to Townhaller user Illuminated, who captured the online streaming video of of Montreal's performance at the Rothbury Festival in Michigan on Jul4. Illuminated wrote:

"Alright, the stream of this show was crappy and out of sync but I captured it anyway (it should all be fine, I didn't play it through all the way to check though).


To fix the out of sync audio you have to play it in VLC and then do CTRL+K (pc) or CTRL+G (mac) until it says 300 ms.

And here's an MP3 of Tender Fax (which might belong in the Skeletal Lamping info thread but..): http://www.mediafire.com/?tge2j3wjnzf"

Kevin's (July 4) comment about "Du Og Meg": "I wrote that song when Bush was in power, and I called the United States the 'evil empire', but I think if Obama's elected everything's going to change. We're not going to be an 'evil empire' anymore, and that feels good."

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The First Audio Preview Is In

Lesinrocks has a one-minute snippet of Skeletal Lamping up:

Kevin And David To Open For fire Zuave

Thanks To IRuleTheSchool for the heads up about fire Zuave, a great new band featuring one of Kevin and David's cousins. Apparently, Kevin and David are going to be doing some "skits" and who knows what else opening up for fire Zuave for their Athens show July 10, should be a blast.

fire Zuave's tour dates:

July 2 - Jupiter, FL, Rooney's Public House
July 3 - Charlottesville, VA, Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
July 4 - Eastlake, OH + Jesse Bryson, Scorcher's
July 5 - Lakewood, OH + Jesse Bryson, Hi-Fi Concert Club
July 6 - White Lake, MI, Billy's Tip N Inn
July 8 - New York, NY, The Cutting Room
July 10 - Athens, Ga. + Kevin & David Barnes, Flicker Bar & Theater
July 11 - Jacksonville, FL, Jackrabbits
July 17 - Northwood, FL, My Coffee House
July 18 - Lake Worth, FL, Havana Hideout
July 19 - West Palm Beach, FL, Clematis 500 Block Street Party
July 20 - Lake Worth, FL, South Shores Tavern
July 23 - West Palm Beach, FL, O'Shea's
Aug 16 - West Palm Beach, FL, Hotel Biba
Aug 24 - Lake Worth, FL, South Shores Tavern