Sunday, June 21, 2009

Snippets from upcoming documentary

As you probably already know (because you are very well-informed fans and you've been doing your homework), of Montreal commissioned their (my, your, everybody's) friend Spenser Simrill to follow them around and shoot them as they touring Europe earlier this year, and Spenser has started posting excerpts on his vimeo account a couple of weeks ago.

The first excerpt features the band at a karaoke bar in Glasgow, and the second one Kevin's musings (set to the incessant, poignant croaking of seagulls) on the historic beach of Brighton (would have Kevin sided with the mods or the rockers?).
The editing is, in my humble opinion, quite fantastic (live action, interview, candid camera moments, Al Pacino making a guest appearance - it's got it all!), both artsy and watchable. About a million light years from of Montreal's previous effort (the rather dull "Cause We Were Virgins To Your Kisses" DVD that came out last year)

Of Montreal: Glasgow Karaoke from Spenser Simrill, Jr. on Vimeo.

"Welcome to the psychiatric patient ward, America"

On January 25, 2009, Scotland celebrated the 250th birthday of Robert Burns, its national poet. Of Montreal had the day off in Glasgow, and so the band decided to check out the festivities, which concluded with Karaoke at a local bar. Most gracious Glaswegians, Dez and Charlie, bought round after round, as Davey, Michael, and BP belted out hit after hit. Incidentally, the night revealed a striking resemblance between Kevin Barnes and Robert Burns, two poets known for their unique mixture of mirth and melancholy.

Kevin Barnes

Robert Burns

Of Montreal: Brighton Beach Fever from Spenser Simrill, Jr. on Vimeo.

"But then I realized that I wasn't supposed to attact the Terradactyl."

More to come on Spenser's documentary as the Booty Patrol gets more information.

1 comment:

  1. Is there a reason no one (oM's site, this one, Polyvinyl...) is mentioning oM on Spin's Prince "Purple Rain" Tribute album out today? They do an excellent cover of Computer Blue. Best of all it's free.