Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Magnet Day 2

Something to warm our old European hearts in Magnet today : Kevin wrote a short but insightful comment on Bunuel's Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, and a piece about Stendhal's Le Rouge et le Noir's main character, Julien Sorel (I'm still scratching my head over this one), while Nina professed her love for Jacques Tardi's Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (which I had never heard of). Regardless, Spain 1 - France 2. Ha.

Day 3 :
And on goes the list of inspiring artists :
“Urga” And “Burnt By The Sun” By Nikita Mikhalkov
Nikita Mikhalkov (Nina's choice) and Sufjan Stevens (Kevin's choice - and isn't it All Delighted People?")

Day 4 :
A bit of music theory with
Krzysztof Penderecki, a bit of Slovenian philosophy with Slavoj Žižek, and (that one is an obvious choice) a bit of Brazilian music with Os Mutantes. This is turning Magnet into an awesome Around The World in 5 Days.

Monday, August 22, 2011

of Montreal special feature in Magnet

It's been a while without any news (but hey, have you seen how I rearranged the blog in the meantime?), but this week might just put a smile back on our faces despite the impeding doom of Autumn. Head over to Magnet every day this week as the Barneses get the chance to edit their website this week. So far we're getting a a nice little interview with Kevin that doesn't reveal anything apart from the sound moving towards a "a slightly more 21st-century modern-classical direction," whatever that means, a little feature on Chaplin's Modern Times,and a longer piece about “My Struggle” by Karl Ove Knausgård, which makes me want to read it (it doesn't look like it's been translated into English yet, though), especially since I simply can't get enough of Scandinavia this summer.
Stay tuned for what's next! We're yet to hear from David.

Here are the upcoming tour dates for of Montreal and associates.
Let's hope new material is premiered. (have your cameras at the ready, people!)

08/27/11 - Tallahassee, FL Union Green at Florida State University
09/01/11 - Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
09/03/11 - Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
09/04/11 - Chicago, IL North Coast Music Festival
09/05/11 - Louisville, KY Headliners
09/09/11 - Milan Ippodromo del Trotto Italy
09/10/11 - Paris We Love Green Festival France
10/20/11 - Berlin Gretchen Germany

DJ List Christee dates :

09-04 - Chicago, IL - North Coast After Party @ Cobra's
09-24 - Orlando, FL - Indie Fall Fest @ Firestone
10-14 - Indianapolis, IN - Broad Ripple Musicfest Afterparty @ connor’s Pub

James Husband :

09-24 - Orlando, FL - Indie Fall Fest @ Firestone
10-14 - Athens, GA - Athens POPFEST @ 40 Watt

Kishi Bashi and Thayer Sarrano :
08-25 - Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA

Yip Deceiver :

09-22 - Ybor City, FL - Crobar
09-23 - Gainesville, FL - 1982 Bar
09-24 - Orlando, FL - Indie Fall Fest @ Firestone

There is a new side project in the works involving Nina and Orenda Fink (that you should remember from Azure Ray, Now It's Overhead, Art In Manilla, or as a solo artist) that goes under the name of Harouki Zombi. While it seems unclear what it will actually look/sound like (live music? DJing? dancing? painting? a surrealistic play of sorts?), you don't want to miss their very first performance, at the Go! Bar in Athens, Ga on August 26th.