Friday, June 26, 2009
I am hoping that a transcript of this interview will eventually show up on some website, or in Boise State's college newspaper, so if any of you of Montreal fans from Idaho happens to find it, please contact us. Otherwise I might have to do it myself.
Thanks to Illuminated for the heads-up!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The Depressed Buttons actually are two guys from the Faint (Todd Fink and Jacob Thiele - I am not familiar with their names but I hope one of them is the sexy guitarist with the dazzling dance moves!) and if you've ever seen them live or heard one of their records, you won't be too surprised with the result.
Anyway, you can stream it here, and decide whether you like or not.
If you can spare 5 bucks, For Our Elegant Caste is available on blue or red vinyl from the Polyvinyl Store.
The great thing about "Purplish Rain" is that it is free for Spin readers and subscribers (and people with no qualms about cheating) on the magazine's website right now.
If you want to compare it to virtually every cover the band has ever played, point your compasses to You Ain't No Picasso, where Matt has been building a comprehensive archive of oM covers. Hats off!
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The Vitamin String Quartet recorded an orchestral version of Everyday Feels Like Sunday on their new compilation. The 15-track album comprises The New Pornographers' Bleeding Heart Show, Animal Collective's Banshee Beat, among other indie favorites. The result is an ear-pleasing album that could be just the job when you're inviting the in-laws over for lunch. Buy it from Vitamin Records.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
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)
"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.
"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.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
For a better sound, there's always nemi doonam's video - it is the same one that streamed on Sunday afternoon, so it's unfortunately not the full set, but the 40 first minutes, and it doesn't include the new song nor The Past Is A Grotesque Animal.
Kevin in Paris (Oct. 15th, 2008), prancing about in an outfit (or lack of) that would have been more appropriate for summer in Tn.
Monday, June 15, 2009
So far, you can check out the 6-page-long "Nonpareil Of Favor" by clicking on the image below. Wicked Wisdom will obviously be up next, and we are hoping to make it a weekly feature for the next 15 weeks.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The Booty Patrol wishes the band and all the fans a great festival (isn't the lineup fantastic this year?). Don't forget, of Montreal : This Tent : 5:15p.m. on Saturday. And online at 5:45p.m. on Sunday.
Friday, June 5, 2009
(Thanks to the lovely Monica for the picture)
And in case you're hungry for more Jamey (and frankly, who wouldn't?), here's another 3-part interview he did for Salmon of Rock back in December.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Otherwise you can subscribe to their podcast and *fingers crossed* get the show straight to your iTunes in a little while.
Bless super kick-ass tour manager/bass-playing pig Michael for the heads-up. You can read his original post at the Townhall and see if his explanations make more sense than mine.
Monday, June 1, 2009
As we all know by now, it was the very first time the band covered Computer Blue (and the last time, too, according to Dottie), and the second time Kevin smashed his guitar. See what the fans and Bryan had to say about the show at the Townhall or on of Montreal's Twitter.
As for the picture above, it was taken by Tracalto, who kindly agreed to let us use it. Check out his photo gallery.
01. Nonpareil of Favor
02. Bunny Ain't No Kind Of Rider
03. Sink The Seine
04. Cato As A Pun
05. Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse
06. Teenage Unicorn Fisting
07. For Our Elegant Caste
08. Touched Something's Hollow
09. An Eluardian Instance
10. Id Engager
11. The Party's Crashing Us
12. Computer Blue
13. October Is Eternal
14. A Sentence Of Sorts In Kongsvinger
15. She's A Rejector