Friday, February 10, 2012

e-music q&a

eMusic, the legal downloading platform, got the chance to interview Kevin about the new record, and amazingly asked all the right questions. While you might be confused that someone we hold in such high regard would even pay attention to the image the world reflects back to him, you'll see that, much as the Outback Steakhouse backlash from five years ago influenced Skeletal Lamping, the new sound and direction was partly influenced by the criticisms that followed the release of False Priest and the subsequent tour. Head over to eMusic to see what Kevin had to say about language, psychological disorders and being lumped in with the Afro-American and LGBT scene.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dour Percentage on Fallon

There was a lot of anticipation prior to of Montreal's return to Fallon, after their July 2010 rendering of Sex Karma (quite possibly the only time they performed it with Solange, too*). It had set the tone for what the beginning of the False Priest tour was going to look and sound like, and considering the beautiful visuals they had with them this time around, one can only hope that this two-story stage setup and the little square screens and human screens are going on tour with them around the world. Enjoy!

Just for the hell of it, here's of Montreal's first appearance on national TV, bringing us back to April 2007 when they performed Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse on Conan.
And here is An Eluardian Instance on Letterman from December 2008 (courtesy of Diana). Let's hope there will be more of them!

* I was just reminded by one die-hard Finnish fan that they performed it with Solange on Pitchfork's Cemetary Gates session, too. I had totally forgotten about that.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Two new interviews and Fallon tomorrow night.

Consequence of Sound just published a two-page interview with Kevin Barnes in which you'll learn interesting facts about the songwriting process behind Paralytic Stalks, along with the usual stuff about the live show and how to earn a living as a musician these days.

To see what the stage set-up will look like, head over to facebook where Kevin posted a video teaser last Saturday.

Clash Music also published an article that mainly focuses on Sufjan Stevens's Age of Adz.

Most blogs and papers have published their reviews now, and not only is it way too hard to keep up with all of them but they typically aren't insightful or relevant (whether they are raving about the record or not).

Also, don't forget to tape of Montreal's performance on Fallon tomorrow night - we Europeans are relying on you to see how it went.