Sunday, May 24, 2009

Jamey interviewed in Muso's Guide

The fantastically unpredictable and always entertaining drums/bass/guitar/trumpet/keyboard player got interviewed by London's online music guide right before the first of the two sold-out shows at the Paradise. Click on the picture and read what he has to say about of Montreal's latest tour and his own solo project.


Thanks to A_B for the wonderful pictures.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Skeletal Lamping's 3rd single is...

... For Our Elegant Caste.

I think we all remember Kevin claiming he wanted it to be the first single but Polyvinyl thought it to be too racy, but apparently they've changed their minds, or no-one expects the 3rd single to get any radio play anyway.

You can pre-order the 7" from Polyvinyl. It is available on red or blue vinyl, includes a digital download (as usual) AND a bonus video... I'm guessing the cover art is Nina's. There are no bonus tracks, though, just a remix by the Depressed Buttons, whoever they are.


Friday, May 15, 2009

The Bee With Wheels artwork for sale on etsy

David Barnes now has his own Etsy shop!

Let's hope that he keeps adding his beautiful works of art on a regular basis.
The little painting below is "Defend Your Creativity From Predictability" and is on sale for 15 bucks. Don't tell me you don't have them. If you don't, steal them from your neighbors. I'm sure they'll understand, and what were they going to spend them on anyway?


The great thing is that every item on sale comes with a little explanatory note of the ideas that made David paint them.

And in case you forgot, Nina also has her Etsy shop. I'm guessing business is going well for her since all the shirts and a lot of the prints are out. Fantastic.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Booty Patrol goes facebook!

In order to make it easier for you to keep in touch with the hustle and bustle of oM life, the Booty Patrol now has its own facebook page, and we will now be taking full advantage of the blog-importing feature.

The good thing is that the moment you become a fan of the Booty Patrol on facebook, the updates will show up on your home page, so you won't miss the oh-so important renaming of the new song, or the 10.000.000th interview about Georgie Fruit's disappearance, or, well, all these things that keep us up at night...
What isn't that great is that, well, it's facebook, so you get a blank background, and no videos or pictures or any fancy things... So basically you still have to click on the link and be transported here to get to the core of the matter.


Also, I don't know if you noticed, but we got a flag counter at the bottom of this page now, and it's no surprise to see that the USA is on top of the oM world. Thanks to all of you 472 Americans who have come in to check the blog in the past 4 days. My heart goes out to all of you lone oM fans in Uganda, Indonesia, Estonia, Venezuela, etc...


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

of Montreal featured in Rolling Stone

Coming up in this month's issue of Rolling Stone (American edition), an acoustic performance, including "Teenage Unicorn Fisting" that the band performed for RS's Smoking Section blog. The link appears to be inactive as of today, so I can't really say if there are several songs, if there's going to be a video, or just an audio stream... Actually, I can't tell you anything but : bookmark the page and check back regularly!
I'm getting the feeling that Teenage Unicorn Fisting is actually Like A Tourist (previously known as Wet Butcher's Fist, if I'm not mistaken) with a new fancy name.

EDIT : The video is now up. Like A Tourist it is. And nothing else. In that case, you have to wonder why they said it "included" this song. It IS this song. I hate Rolling Stone.


EDIT #2 : OK, so I was mistaken, "Wet Butcher's Fist" is actually "Coquet Coquet" and not "Like A Tourist / Teenage Unicorn Fisting." Thanks to Matthew for clearing that up.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Review of the Ky show at YANP

Shame on me for not checking out You Ain't No Picasso in 3 weeks. Matt has posted a great review of the Covington, Ky show on his blog, and as usual, it is laden with gorgeous pictures (it probably helped that Kevin was very static that night, ha!)

Another interesting review was the one a Wake Forest student posted about the Carrboro show. He probably is over-analyzing it, but it is still pretty insightful and well-written.

This post is also a lame excuse for sharing a video of "Moonage Daydream" featuring of Montreal and Janelle Monae (+ whoever plays the guitar and drums with her) and if this doesn't give you goosebumps, you probably belong to the arthropod category.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

of Montreal take over Sirius XMU!

I am always baffled at how poorly organized and publicized these things are... It turns out that some of Montreal members are hosting a show on XMU every morning from 10 to 11a.m. this week (which means we already missed two).
Thanks to Buchanan at the Townhall for the heads up...
You can register and listen to XMU here. I didn't even know this station existed, but you may want to know that (a) you have to pay for it (but get a 3-day free trial), and (b) they seem to have a partnership going on with great blogs like My Old Kentucky Blog, Aquarium Drunkard and the one-and-only Scandinavian music blog It's A Trap! Is it worth the 7.99 bucks a month they're asking for? I'll let you be the only judge.



Monday, May 4, 2009

New Downloads Available

Just letting you ravenous fans out there know that the Booty Patrol got its hands upon a few live recordings that, as far as I am concerned, are not available anywhere anymore. Thanks to Freek for contacting us with his pretty impressive list of recordings.

I am just done uploading a show from March 2006, which features interesting early versions of tracks that wound up on Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? and a cover of the Kinks' Tired Of Waiting For You, among other goodies.

Next up in the days to come, of Montreal's set at the Golden Plains festival earlier this year and, perhaps more importantly, their set in Emmaboda back in 2001... that is the Swedish festival of The Past Is A Grotesque Animal fame! Feel free to let your mind wander and re-enact the Story of the Eye discussion that took place that day.

Just make sure you check out the downloads page regularly... I am actually adding things on there! If no-one grabs them in 3 months they get deleted and I have to do it all over again. Maybe we should start a fund - it would only take 50 people to give one buck a year to ensure the recordings stay where they are... What do you say?

I'm signing off with a cool video of Gronlandic Edit, filmed in Rothbury last year.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

New songs

Now available on the downloads page, the three acoustic songs performed on WTMD, and two different live versions of "Coquet Coquet" and "Like A Tourist". Not the best audio quality I'm afraid, but for now it'll have to do.

Friday, May 1, 2009

of Montreal on Y-Rock, Alternate Site

I don't know about you, folks, but I'm getting tired of starting all my titles with "of Montreal" followed by blah blah... I really need to get more creative.
Anyway, tonight of Montreal (the whole band?) will be DJ-ing on WXPN 88.5 FM (which is apparently the NPR radio station of the University of Pennsylvania) and on Apparently it'll be streaming/broadcast at 9p.m. and that is Eastern time. And it's obviously been recorded last week before the crazy Philadelphia show (you Philly kids out there are wicked insane!), since the website already tells you what they played.
Anyway, The Booty Patrol would love you to rip the audio and share it.

While in NYC, Kevin and Bryan stopped by the Alternate Site (whatever that is) and recorded two acoustic songs - Coquet Coquet and a cover of the Beatles' I'm So Tired.