Thursday, August 28, 2008

Laser Light Listening Party In Seattle

of Montreal continues its string of pre-release "listening parties" for Skeletal Lamping, but the latest one takes it, to paraphrase MadTV, to a whole... nutha.... level. BP shared the press release at the Townhall:



of Montreal’s Skeletal Lamping Laser Listening Session
Friday, September 12th @ 9:15pm sharp

ALL AGES * Tickets $8
Seattle Laser Dome @ Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 443-2850

Be the first hear of Montreal's brand new masterpiece in its entirety before anyone else... set to LASERS! (ha!)

Band will not be in attendance.

Tickets on sale now here (link)

Special thanks to our sponsors:
230 Publicity, Polyvinyl Records, Easy Street, The, Three Imaginary Girls, and The Vera Project.


Saturday, August 16, 2008

Off Festival Download

In case you missed it at the townhall, of Montreal's performance in Poland at the OFF Festival (8/8) is available for download, not bad quality, vocals out front, lots of energy and a "The Past Is a Grotesque Animal". Huge thanks to Sweet And Tender Hooligan for the download!


Suffer For Fashion /Sink the Seine /Cato As a Pun /I Was Never Young /So Begins Our Alabee /Gronlandic Edit /An Eluardian Instance /She's a Rejector /We Were Born the Mutants Again with Leafing /Oslo in the Summertime /October is Eternal /The Past is a Grotesque Animal /Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse /The Party's Crashing Us

Sunday, August 10, 2008

RIP Arlene

thanks to graham, for the photo

At yesterday's of Montreal show at the Field Day Festival, after a set-ending performance of "The Past Is A Grotesque Animal", Kevin smashed his longtime guitar Arlene to bits. Thanks to new user Jasmus for the heads up in this thread. Perhaps it's an exclamation mark on his statement in the YANP interview about never playing the pre-Satanic material again, a definitive break from the past. In that YANP interview, Matt from YANP asked Kevin about Arlene:

So I wanted to ask you about Arlene… [Kevin’s guitar has “Arlene” scratched into it]

I was living in Minneapolis. When I got out of high school, I moved around a lot trying to find people to play with and I’d heard Minneapolis had a scene. I just happened upon this used guitar shop and I got Arlene there really cheap. And it’s a great guitar.

I don’t know the story behind the etching. It was there when I got it and the guy at the store didn’t know either. I mean, imagine just some weird dude, maybe some metalhead dude just like “this is for you, babe…” No one has ever come up to me and been like “man, that was my old guitar!” but maybe one day. [Laughs]

It's even funnier now - that metalhead's old guitar an even bigger part of of Montreal (and modern music) lore. But still sad in a way, as this wasn't any old guitar, but that's what makes the smashing a more powerful statement and less a Towshend throwback tribute. RIP Arlene, you made some damn fine music.

Friday, August 1, 2008

"Id Engager" mp3

Pitchfork's got the goods

Imagine how good it will sound on vinyl - order from Polyvinyl, see post below

"Id Engager" 7"

The first Skeletal Lamping single is available now for preorder from Polyvinyl! "Id Engager" is available on colored 7" vinyl and includes a non-album B-side. It's five bucks, or for ten you can get three 7"s in each of the available colors:

Order the "Id Engager" 7" (in blue, gold, or purple vinyl) from Polyvinyl for $5

Order all three colors for $10

And like most decent vinyl purveyors, they provide a code for mp3 downloads of the songs with purchase.