Thursday, January 28, 2010

Highline Ballroom recording available

As advertised earlier on, the fantastic Mr. Dan Lynch managed to record the band in New York again. The quality of the recording is beyond reproach, and it really makes you feel like you were there that night.
The band sounds quite amazingly tight considering they didn't get that much time to rehearse, and, more importantly, decided not to bother with computers and pre-recorded tracks this time. As a result, the setlist is quite different from the previous shows, and boasts 3 tracks from Satanic Panic In The Attic, including Spike The Senses, which we hadn't heard in about 3 years, and "rare" tracks like Everyday Feels Like Sunday and Du Og Meg (from the Sunlandic Twins bonus EP and Icons, Abstract Thee respectively). Unfortunately no new song was road tested - Teenage Unicorn Fisting has been around for quite a while now. Solange once again joined the band on stage for the final cover - The Jacksons 5's I Want You Back.
Hats off to the band for pulling it off, and especially Jamey, who played two sets that night, and mades the idea of a drum machine laughable in retrospect.

You can download the show there - Thanks to our friends at

Read reviews of this memorable show on P4K, Rolling Stone , Stereogum and Brooklyn Vegan.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Express Night Out interview

Just in : pretty rad interview with Jamey. It's great for those who have been wondering where this tour came from ("It was announced online on the Polyvinyl Records Web site and Of Montreal Web site the night we were asked if we could do it"), and what to expect if you get the chance to go ("I think were going to try to do all the 'Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?,' 'Skeletal Lamping', 'Sunlandic Twins' hits, but without any of the backing drum tracks so it's going to be a stripped-down-rock approach"), and what the new album sounds like ("It sounds very similar to 'Skeletal Lamping'").

The article is enhanced with videos from the past, and quite a few interesting tidbits, so head over there right now!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Song

Remember December 2007 when Kevin posted a few demos on myspace? Remember the excitement? Well, this is just about as exciting (but then again, maybe not)... on the one hand it's a video (kind of an improvement), but on the other hand it's just 1 minute of Kevin on the piano, so I'll let you be the judge of the appropriate level of excitement fans are supposed to show... Whether the song will actually be on False Priest/The Controller Sphere remains to be seen though. I know people who still mourn the loss of Georgie's Lament.

The 1:10 song can only be likened to Touched Something's Hollow - but that's got to be because as such, it is just a short piano ballad. Watch it below and subscribe to oM's youtube account, just in case...

Monday, January 4, 2010

False Priest Update

Well, it had been a while since we'd heard about the upcoming album, but Stereogum broke the silence today.
As part of their weekly Progress Report feature, the music blog interviewed Kevin to find out if the record is nearing completion, what it'll sound like, and what the plans are... The good news is, False Priest is done, the bad news is, actually it's not. Go ahead and figure it out for yourself. Even though only part of the article is up on their site due to technical difficulties, it's still enough to titillate and raise our expectations (especially in terms of live shows!)

Thanks to Illuminated for sharing the link.

can they actually have more people on stage?