Saturday, August 28, 2010

Total Darkness vs. Blinding Light

Head over to Total Darkness vs. Blinding Light to read their Q&A with Kevin. It's definitely worth it.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Controller Sphere to be released next year

Yes, you read that right! Always one move ahead of us all, Kevin explained in an Express Night Out interview that he and Jon Brion chose to cut quite a few songs from False Priest, but that some of them will eventually be released as an EP called The Controller Sphere.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

False Priest to be released on... cassette.

In a typical back to the future move, Joyful Noise announced earlier today that they would release False Priest on tape. For $10, not only will you get the tape, but also a digital download code (in mp3 AND flac, for your discriminating ears), and a 12-panel booklet featuring artwork from the Barneses (David and Nina of course, but apparently Kevin, too, which is scary to those who remember that NSFW Q magazine drawing session from October 2008).
This new format will probably please every single one of you stuck with a Toyota Corolla or a VW Jetta from the 80s. Joyful Noise thinks there's about 500 of you out there, as they won't be making more. Now let's hope they don't drop the live DVD for a betamax tape.
You can pre-order the tape right now on Joyful Noise's website.

Here's a little sample of the cassette artwork :

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Coquet Coquette Music Video

It's been a week since of Montreal posted their e-flyer advertising the release of the Coquet Coquette music video, and here it is, on time!
While it definitely is distracting the viewer from the music, you have to admit this is a huge improvement on just about every video they've made since Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse. Join the fight!

In other news, two False Priest reviews dropped today, one from Stereogum (who don't think too highly of the album apparently, but then they weren't too keen on Skeletal Lamping either if I remember rightly), and a dithyrambic one from Obscure Sound.
Yesterday French blog My Head Is A Jukebox posted a short interview with Kevin, in which nothing new is revealed, apart from plans of writing an "album around the nylon string guitar," but only if "someone very close to [him] dies." Oh my.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Kevin solo show at Respectable Street (#2)

The Booty Patrol doesn't post about every single show (otherwise I'd call this my full time job, and I would be desperately looking for interns), but there are times when you can see a little magic cloud forming over a particular date, and that's exactly what happened after Kevin's solo set was rescheduled and moved to Respectable Street. Not that a solo show as the headlining act of some local outdoor festival sounded bad, but the move to a much more intimate setting definitely helped raise our expectations. Fortunately, the Booty Patrol has full-time correspondents in Florida (though they're more like ultra mobile correspondents), and they came back with beautiful pictures (thanks Gaelen!) and videos (thanks Michael!) to share, and lots of memories to cherish (they could share them with you too, if they were not so busy with things like life and a real job).

Click on the picture to see more of these :

Here's a review of the show and videos (including the shiver-inducing 10 minutes 42 seconds of The Past Is A Grotesque Animal) :

It is rumored that the whole show was filmed by a some bald dude who goes by the name of Gingerman, and that it will be posted somewhere at some point... I'll keep you posted, of course... I mean, look at this setlist!

Also, The Booty Patrol would like to send very warm get-well wishes to one of our Florida friends and correspondent who got in a car crash last week and had to miss out on the show. Hope you make the quickest recovery in the world, Julie.