Friday, July 30, 2010

Kevin solo show at Respectable Street.

So the Lake Worth It festival appearance was cancelled? Who cares anymore??
Kevin will be playing a "rare intimate show" at the famed Respectable Street club in West Palm Beach on August 8th. RSVP and all you need to know on facebook.

Also, in case you've missed the twits, Spenser Simrill Jr's documentary, Family Nouveau, will be screened in Seattle over the weekend, as part of the Northwest Film Forum, along with Major Organ. Tickets and information here. The Stranger (which is the best source of information available online, whatever the subject, hands down) has a review of it up on their blog.
Special thanks to Jeffrey for the link.

of Montreal on Fallon

In case you missed it last night (or never had the chance to watch it in the first place), here's "Sex Karma" live on Jimmy Fallon (many thanks to MrSquig for the rip).

(thanks to Tom who informed me the link was down - though not from where I live...
Here's the re-up, but the groovy outro is missing and I've no idea why, in the meantime, you can download the whole video and mp3s of the two songs they performed.)

The band (now an 8-piece apparently, not counting Solange), also recorded Coquet Coquette on the set.

Still want more? Head over to the Burlington Free Press website for an interview with Kevin. For those of us who are a little bit worried about False Priest getting hijacked by Jon Brion, the good news is that apparently not that much was done in LA, apart from adding real drums and "improving" the sound, though I'm not quite sure how anything could sound better than Skeletal Lamping to human ears.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Two new interviews

1) Kevin on Land of Nod Experiment :

Not a lot to go on in this interview, but it's got to be the first one in about a month, so it's worth its own post. Or maybe not... but still, people of Michigan, rejoice, because the band will be debuting four new songs (not sure if that's four totally new songs or if it includes those that have been around for about a year and a half now) this weekend, and you'll also be introduced to new band members (still not quite the 10-piece band that was announced, but we're getting there).
Kevin also confirms that False Priest will be less fragmented and a return to a more traditional pop/rock song format, which will probably please a lot of people but kind of bums me out.

Check out the whole interview at

2) Davey @ Evolved Weirdness.
A nice little chat with Davey that must have occured right after their last show in New Orleans (was that early June?) - mainly about of Montreal's live performances.
Find out where Davey gets his cool stage outfits there.

3) And don't forget of Montreal will be on Fallon with Solange playing a track from False Priest on July 29th. Set your VCRs.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Grab your avatars here!!!!

Here is the first batch of avatars for you kids to promote False Priest on your blog or on forums (or in whatever fantasy world you live in...)
A simple right click-save image should do the trick, but let us know if something goes wrong.

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new ones :

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A huge huge thank you, well done, clap-clap, pat-on-the-back, wink-wink to Don for making this happen.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

False Priest Trailer

(it's late and I'm tired, so I'm not going to say how amazing this all sounds - oh fuck I just did, and I'm not going to elaborate on the title of this piece either... but one day... )

48 hours later...

Thanks to newcomer Bossanova for his lightning-quick video-sharing skills, and letting us know that the trailer features samples of "Our Riotous Defects", "Hydra Fancies," "Godly Intersex", "Like a Tourist" and "Enemy Gene." (he must have heard it through the grapevine or something). September 3rd cannot come soon enough.

Monday, July 12, 2010

"Depraved Valet" and Stereogum interview

Stereogum just posted an interview with Kevin and a new track from Chuck Lightning's compilation album, "We Bumped Our Heads Against The Clouds" - available with this month's issue of The Believer.
"Depraved Valet" was written by Roman GianArthur and features Kevin on vocals. It is a pretty slow and soulful number, quite in the same vein as "Hydra Fancies." It probably wouldn't feel out of place on False Priest.
Head over there to download the track and check out what Kevin has to say about the Wondaland Arts Society and working with Jon Brion.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

2nd Fanfare for Elephant 6

The beautifully creative people of the Townhall have released their 2nd cover compilation last month, entitled Second Fanfare for Elephant 6. It features quite a few of Montreal covers, including "You've Got A Gift" by everyone's favorite, Akyllic Love, a spot-on cover of "The Past Is A Grotesque Animal" by Freemdom (whoever that is), a string-laden "Psychotic Feeling" by Lenn9on9 (possibly my favorite of the lot - it really adds something to the original version), "Requiem For OMM2" by Zakk Zielke, and finally a lo-fi rendering of "Lysergic Bliss" by AceAzzameen and Office Party.
Many thanks to Abel for keeping the elephant 6 spirit alive online, and to everyone who participated.

You can download the 40 tracks free there, or stream it there.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tour Dates Announced, new track available

As promised, the band posted the official dates for their upcoming tour today.

Here's the recap :

of Montreal with Janelle MonĂ¡e:

  • 09-13 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
  • 09-14 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
  • 09-15 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
  • 09-16 Boston, MA - House of Blues
  • 09-17 New York, NY - Terminal 5
  • 09-18 New York, NY - Terminal 5
  • 09-19 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
  • 09-21 Covington, KY - Madison Theatre
  • 09-22 Urbana, IL - Canopy Club
  • 09-23 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
  • 09-24 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
  • 09-26 Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
  • 10-21 St. Louis, MO - Pageant
  • 10-22 Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
  • 10-23 Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
  • 10-24 Denver, CO - The Ogden Theater
  • 10-25 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
  • 10-27 Seattle, WA - The Paramount
  • 10-28 Portland, OR - Roseland
  • 10-30 Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
  • 11-01 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
  • 11-02 Dallas, TX - The Granada Theatre
  • 11-03 Austin, TX - East Side Drive In
  • 11-04 Houston, TX - Numbers
  • 11-05 Oxford, MS - The Lyric

of Montreal in Europe, support unknown :

  • 10-03 Dublin, Ireland - Tripod
  • 10-04 Glasgow, England - QMU
  • 10-05 Manchester, England - Academy 2
  • 10-06 London, England - Koko
  • 10-07 Paris, France - Cigale
  • 10-08 Tourcoing, France - Grand Mix
  • 10-09 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg Max
  • 10-10 Berlin, Germany - Admiralspalast (Studio)
  • 10-12 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
  • 10-13 Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
  • 10-14 Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio
  • 10-15 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique / Orangerie

of Montreal, support unknown :

  • 10-31 Tucson, AZ - The Rialto
  • 11-06 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
  • 11-07 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse

The Believer magazine also has a CD available with this month's issue, and it features a version of "Hydra Fancies" (probably a raw mix) and another track on which Kevin collaborated (on what level, no clue). The CD was curated by Janelle Monae's side-kick Chuck Lightning. Time to check out your favorite newsstand.
I've been hearing great things about this track - and contrary to Coquet Coquette everybody seems to love it, but I personally have only listened to it once (because I'm weak), but I'm trying (hard, very hard) not to listen to any bits and save the surprise for when I get my CD and put it on from start to finish. I'd be happy to skip the heat wave and fast forward to September 3rd. It just can't come soon enough.

The band also took part in an official photo shoot yesterday, and this is how the whole oM family wants to look like going into the False Priest media madness. They want to look, well, white. Pure and innocent in a totally creepy way. Or maybe they want to look dead. What do you think?

picture by Patrick Heagney.

You can also get two different remixes of Coquet Coquette in digital format, on emusic if you're smart enough to have an account, otherwise I'm sure it's on iTunes, if you like to get ripped off, and use a site that also rips off the artists. But hey, I hear Steve Jobs needs the money to invent phones you can't phone with. Not that I'm complaining, when I die I want to be cremated with my iPhone so I keep on updating this blog from the other side. But, back to the topic at hand, the artwork is amazing. What a shame they don't plan on releasing this as a 7 or 12"

EDIT (July 13th): Yip Deceiver, one of the mysterious artists who got to remix Coquet Coquette turns out to be Davey's new musical endeavor. Check him/them out!