Thursday, April 30, 2009

Jamey & Davey on WYBC.

A three-part video interview of the bass duelists on Yale's WYBC radio station.
(part 3 to come later I suppose)




Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Acoustic Session at WTMD

Bryan and Kevin stopped by Baltimore radio station WTMD's studios to record a 3-song acoustic set two weeks ago. The good news is that we have videos, and that they played two new songs... and since they're acoustic, you can revel in lyrics about unicorns eating baby meat, female erections and black light constellations.











Thanks to Illuminated at the Townhall for the links.

Monday, April 20, 2009

April 15th show up at NYCtaper!

You can now download the flac or mp3 files from nyctaper.



picture by R. Griffin
(check out the amazing pictures he took that night)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

New song premiered in NYC!

Here's a video from last night. The new song is tentatively called "Coquet Coquet"


Thursday, April 16, 2009

NYCtaper.com tapes of Montreal again.

Something to look forward to this week : the nyctaper taped of Montreal again on Wednesday.
I don't know when the flac and mp3 files will be available, so keep checking their page regularly.

A couple of really small and innocuous interviews surfaced today : Kevin in the Courant, and Bryan in the Hartford Advocate.

I am now leaving you with two cool pictures from the Carrboro show, taken by ├╝ber-oM fan Kristen Wells.






Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New setlist and new song

of Montreal embarked on what seems like the 52,258th leg of their tour in support of Skeletal Lamping on Monday.
Townhaller Mimi Merlot was in the audience (lucky her) and she had the great sense to take a picture of the setlist and to record the song they premiered that night.

Here is the setlist :



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As for the video, the sound is, well, the kind of sound you can expect when you're standing in the front row and taping with a camera, but it still gives you an idea of what to expect. It doesn't seem to be a dramatic change from the Hissing Fauna / Skeletal Lamping material.

(I actually replaced Mimi's video by Buchanan's, which has a better sound quality)






The band also has new costumes, new theatrics, and a new stage setup which you can check out by clicking on the pictures below.



Picture by Chrissy Abbott for bmoremusicallyinformed.


Pictures by K. Wells.



And to round up our tour special, let it be know that oM's twitter has BP professing his love of home-baked cookies. Now you know how to make someone happy in NYC tonight. Go pre-heat that oven!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Zut Magazine feature

It took Strasbourg-based Zut! Magazine 3 months to eventually come up with its of Montreal feature, and it turns out it's only one page long (and half the page is a picture - the mind boggles!)

A lot of bittersweet memories about the whole experience, it was of Montreal's last night in Europe, a totally anti-climactic experience after the greatness of the Paris show the night before, some of the crew had already left the tour, I dropped my camera in the backstage johns right before the show started, goodbyes and hugs were exchanged in some creepy parking lot as the snow started to fall... Not good.

But here is the article for you - in its original French version, and translated by yours truly below.

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What was your favorite costume as a kid?
K : I had one that looked like the Batman outfit. I loved it back then, and I still do.

Favorite stylist?
K : Rebecca Turbow. She creates my costumes. They look futuristic, but like people imagined the future would be in the 60s.

What theme for a costume ball?
K : Football make-up and mandatory helmet.

Cowboy or antechrist?
K : Is there any difference?

Who would be if you were a cartoon character?
K : Snoopy. He looks mysterious but I'm sure his heart in his the right place.

Your next stage fantasy?
K : I would love to jump in a jell-o pool.

Friday, April 10, 2009

The 3 D's make their acting debut.




Shot backstage in Utrecht.

of Montreal on Arte!

Madame, Monsieur,
Madamen und Herren,

Remember that at 23:45 CET, an interview (and possible live footage) will be broadcast on Arte! It was shot in Paris on January 31st - I know, I was there!

Here's the mise-en-bouche.

The whole show should be streamable from the Arte+7 website from tomorrow and for 7 days, though I can't be sure how that actually works.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Watch of Montreal's Portland, OR performance on Baeble Music.

Well, some of you may remember, either because you were there that night (November 20th, 2008), or because there had been speculations at the Townhall a few months ago (and a trailer featuring Davey was posted, too), but the Portland, OR show was indeed filmed and is now streaming from the Baeble Music site. Unfortunately, it is not the whole performance, but only 6 songs... So you won't see the Centaur, you won't see the saloon, or the Cardinal and his slutty nun, or the hanging, or the shaving cream coffin & feather blowers... Still, this should tide us all over until the elusive live DVD comes out.




Watch the full concert at baeblemusic.com


Many thanks to I Saw You On Your Bike over at the Townhall for the link.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Polyvinyl Sale

Well, kids, I can tell a bargain when I see one, and this is too good to pass up... So I'm going to shamelessly try to make you spend money that you possibly don't have... Oh, well... y'know... it's for a good cause... We need to boost the economy, right?
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that Polyvinyl is having a huge garage sale, and there are 6 oM CDs going for $4 (could be your chance to catch up with the band's glorious past), buttons for 80c, a t-shirt going for $9, posters (the fantastic Gender Mutiny tour poster for $5, the Sunlandic Twins one for $2.50 and more!). You can check out all the oM stuff here, too.

Solo efforts and projects.

Well, things are so slow right now that it feels like the usually flamboyant and vibrant world of of Montreal is stuttering to a halt... Still a couple of noteworthy notes...

a) Ahmed's afro-psychedelic band, Sinkane, will have a new record out soon. Right now, it is available for pre-order at insound. If you were as impressed as we were by Ahmed's drumming and charisma during the Ninjas Prove It tour, give his album a try. It is said to be more structured than his last offering, but still features "bombastic percussion."

b) Jamey delved deeper into the world of Swedish indie pop and contributed to one track on Doctors & Dealers's new record. I have to hang my head in shame and say that I had never even heard of that band, but better late than never, as the saying goes. It turns out to be a pretty good effort, so you should also give it a try. You can download "The Odds Are On Our Side" (ft. Jamey) from Team Clermont. You can also get the whole album on emusic, or I guess iTunes or Amazon or at your local retailer.
Also keep in mind that the James Husband / of Montreal split 7" should be released anytime now. Check out
Happy Happy Birthday To Me's blog for more info. Also, the label is still running its "6 Elephant 6 CDs for 15 bucks" offer, and you'd be out of your minds not to take advantage of that. But once again, it's just my opinion...
And in other great James Husband news, we have it from the Man himself that "a full length official release is slated for Autumn 2009 on Polyvinyl."

c) There also looks like some amazing "side project" featuring one prominent member of the oM family (who shall remain nameless) is under way. But I will say no more and let you wonder what it's all about. Anticipation, they say, is the best part.