It has been pretty hard to keep up with all the information, and for lack of time, I have mostly been using twitter and facebook to share all this non-essential stuff, but I feel it is time for a recap for all of you who only ever check the blog.
Let's start with the music.
1. Kishi Bashi's 151a will be released on Joyful Noise Recordings on April 10th, but if I remember rightly, those of us who kickstarted his project should be getting it sometime in March. In the meantime, head over to Spin to download the first single off this album. Apparently you can't pre-order the record right now, but I'll keep you posted.
2. Remember a few years (months?) ago when Kevin Barnes said he'd written a song for Beyoncé? Well, Chicago-based mashup artist(s) The Hood Internet gave it a shot and mixed Beyoncé's supposedly famous song (help a sister out if you know which song it is!) with St. Exquisite's Confessions. As it turns out, it actually sounds pretty good to my ears. Give it a virtual spin!
The Hood Internet - Exquisite Party (Beyonce x Of Montreal) by hoodinternet
3. of Montreal will perform Dour Percentage on Fallon on February 8th. Don't miss it.
Now on to the written word.
1. Kevin made the list of 10 musicians who should write novels according to Flavorwire. Now of course, they're preaching to the converted here, but feel free to peruse the rest of the list and either or rejoice or lament.
2. Author Alex Gilvarry name-dropped Suffer For Fashion when asked what songs he was listening to when he wrote his debut novel, "From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant." He has quite a few kind words to say about Kevin, too. Head over to the excellent literary/music blog Largehearted Boy to read the article.
And now for all the weird stuff out there...
1. Judging by its name, Reviewer Magazine should be all about reviews... Well, their review of Paralytic Stalks is... part biography, part rambling about how much the guy loves the band, but hey, it's very positive, so who's complaining? I'm not. Read this page-long biography of sorts there.
2. But this non-review is nothing compared to Kevin Barnes's astrological chart and enneagram type(s). Yes, it is types, plural, because apparently there is a debate there to figure out if he is ENTP or ENFJ. One thing we can all agree on is that of Montreal is popular with psychology students.