A couple of days after the first artwork leak in the history of recorded music, Pitchfork was the first media outlet to announce the details we'd all been waiting for.
They do not offer much in terms of things we didn't already know (because that's who we are, people who figure things out before they even happen), but they have the official track list (I'm quite disappointed to notice that the longest title only has 5 words, none of which are in a foreign language, or refer to some obscure mythological creature, or just plain made up) and the release date : September 14th in the US, and 13th in Europe (what they don't know is that stores are closed in France on Mondays, so it's still going to be the 14th for some of us, but whatever...)
01 I Feel Ya' Strutter
02 Our Riotous Defects [ft. Janelle Monáe]
03 Coquet Coquette
04 Godly Intersex
05 Enemy Gene [ft. Janelle Monáe]
06 Hydra Fancies
07 Like a Tourist
08 Sex Karma [ft. Solange Knowles]
09 Girl Named Hello
10 Famine Affair
11 Casualty of You
12 Around the Way
13 You Do Mutilate?
The real treat, though, is that you can download the first single, Coquet Coquette, right now. If you have been following this blog and the band over the past year, this song will sound very familiar to you as it has been road-tested and performed several times acoustically since April 2009. If you haven't already done so, you can download various live version of this very song here. One thing is for sure, the production style is everything Kevin and Jon Brion had wished for ("That was the goal: To make something that had that low end but also was my thing, an of Montreal record." - P4K interview), but whether or not the fans will like it remains to be seen. As a matter of fact, some are already complaining. (because that's who we are, the kind of people who argue about production within 5 minutes of a song being released)
But enough of this, I see you standing there with your wallet wondering, can I get a False Priest bathrobe? Can I get a False Priest doormat? Can I get a set of 4 False Priest hubcaps? Well, not quite, but even if the collection is less elaborate than the Skeletal Lamping one (which is 20% off on PV right now, just so you know), we are still getting a decent amount of merchandising to choose from (each include mp3 downloads): obviously, CD and vinyl (black or red), amazing-looking shirt, and for a mere $40 a CD package deal that includes
- 1 CD
- 1 20-page-long booklet full of David's & Nina's drawings
- 1 t-Shirt
- 8 buttons
- 4 stickers
- 2 magnets
- 1 2 posters
- 1 Skeletal Lamping CD
- 1 Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? CD
- 1 Icons, Abstract Thee CDEP.
Of course you're going to tell me that you already have Hissing Fauna & Skeletal Lamping, and I'm going to answer that your little brother, your distant cousin, your neighbor who keeps on blasting Nickleback just to piss you off, or the cute girl that always smiles at you at the bus stop probably don't. Think about it.
Check out the full collection and all the options available to you here.