Thursday, January 29, 2009

Watch of Montreal's Amsterdam performance

It took Fabchannel about a week to post it, but the whole show is finally up.

Thanks to Dustin over at the Townhall for the link to the accompanying interview .

Channel M performance

I didn't find out about this before, but of Montreal will be recording a special session with Manchester's Channel M this very afternoon...

More info here : Music Dash
And stay tuned there : Channel M

EDIT : of Montreal's tour manager/performance artist/doer-of-stuff Michael Wheeler just informed us that this performance had to be cancelled, actually. Apologies to Mancunian fans.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


... is, as we all know, lovely in the Fall... (I kind of beg to differ - and my left ankle sure does - but let's not make this a personal post...) and is where London-based photographer and of Montreal fan Anika decided to spend her Saturday night. She was kind enough to give us her best shots from that night, and here they are, compiled into a nifty little slideshow, for y'all to enjoy!

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It seems like the band had a great one (again!).

Monday, January 26, 2009

New Links and Interviews

Every new interview and/or article is now archived as soon as we find out about them in our interview section (that's on the left of the screen, if you're computerly-challenged and blog-clueless), but in case you're not one to check out the links and just want a quick of Montreal fix, we'll try and make this a regular feature of the blog... A "what's new this week?" kind of thing...

* Dottie's top albums of 2008

* Unashamedly high-brow publication The New Yorker tries to make sense of of Montreal.

* European interviews :
Before the anticipated Button Factory show in Dublin (who knows why the place left such a powerful imprint on the of Montreal psyche...), Irish blog [words] Sweet Oblivion [music] You posted a pretty lengthy interview of Kevin. interviewed Kevin sometime before the Franz Ferdinand opening spot.

ITN posted a video interview of Kevin, and an acoustic performance.

As the band is trying to break into the European "market", the Booty Patrol would like to know what you peeps would think of non-English links? Il y-a-t'il des Francais parmi nous? Germans? Dutch? Italians? Poles? Danes? Spiders from Mars? Anyway, comment and let us know.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

European Setlist & Settricks

As promised in December, the C.C.A.A. Booty Patrol has been working on special treats for their European audience and are putting on their most elaborate show ever on this side of the big pond. Or the other side of the big pond, depending on where you stand.
Among the different things that American fans haven't seen yet (and quite possibly won't get to see, ha, see how it feels?), a handful of new outfits (including the pretty amazing Smoking Caveman - which I'm afraid will get PETA quite angry with the band again as this fur looks quite real to me), a skit involving body socks, a newly appointed Cardinal delivering blessings, a satyr with a red pentagram painted on his chest, and some new videos (including a psychedelic Jesus on the cross animation which I had never seen before).
As for the music (let's not forget about it), the setlist has been quite heavily reworked and doesn't focus as much on Skeletal Lamping material. Encores usually consist in a smorgasbord of covers.

Smoking Caveman :

of Montreal @ Botanique, Brussels - 2009/01/22

The band has just finished their 3-day tour of the Benelux, and are now giving it to England, Scotland and Ireland, before a final 3-day Tour de France. See our tour dates section for exact location, and click on the links to find out if you can still score some tickets.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

European tour, sort of...

As everyone in the of Montreal camp is (undoubtedly) packing their suitcases and trying not to forget the oh-so important purple feather boa with matching socks (though scarves, gloves and umbrellas would be more convenient if the weather forecast is anything to go by!), the Booty Patrol has a couple of announcements to make :

1. Fabchannel will broadcast Wednesday's show live from the Paradiso's Grote Zaal in Amsterdam.
I would like to point out that Fabchannel does an amazing job all year long and they basically film every act that happens to perform at the Paradiso. So bookmark their site and be sure to check it out regularly.
Here is the link to last year's performance in the Kleine Zaal.
Fabchannel also has a competition going right now and it promises "awesome of Montreal stuff to win" so you may want to check it out too, even though I'm not sure you can enter from the almighty U.S. of A.

2. Before hitting the Netherlands and its big canals, of Montreal will be opening for Franz Ferdinand in London's Heaven on Tuesday night. Even though no-one seems to know exactly who/what/when/how things are going to be filmed (what is it with the Brits and their utter inability to plan anything in an even remotely professional way?), you may also want to check the nme awards website for (possibly) interviews, live snippets, backstage footage and whatnot. Once again, of Montreal being an opening band, I'm not sure they'll be featured at all.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

An Eluardian Instance video

I have to admit I was pretty reluctant to post the link on here.

1. I have to admit I'm not very happy with the fact that Rolling Stone, of all blogs and magazines, got to it first.

2. It is a pretty subdued affair. It just doesn't compute or relate to anything of Montreal is/was/hopefully will be. It looks like a Belle & Sebastian on a bad acid trip video ... which is good. For Belle & Sebastian.

3. I'm still posting it so you can judge by yourself.