Friday, October 26, 2012

Sails Hermaphroditic video

Pitchfork just premiered the video for Sails, Hermaphroditic. While it is one of the weakest track on Daughter of Cloud (yes, I am entitled to an opinion), this video actually makes it a lot more enjoyable. Thanks to Nina's direction and editing, there's action and color and some kind of storyline, and it actually features members of the band. What more could you possibly want? Here's what Kevin said about it :"Two rival gangs, the Sleep Rats and the Preppy Scuz, meet in a bull pasture in the deep south to compete in a football game. The game quickly devolves into a violent bloody rumble. Through out the game people occasionally lose themselves in a psychedelic sexual reverie. Eventually the battle is broken up by a gonzo performance by the legendary Newcastle hair-metal band Moat-er-Wilde." Watch it below and tell us what you think about it!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Stream Daughter of Cloud at MTV hive

On Daughter of Cloud's official release day, MTV Hive has it streaming in its entirety, along with a relatively small but interesting interview. Read and listen here.

Reviews seem pretty positive so far, including Pitchfork rating it 5.8 (which is better than Paralytic Stalks, if memory serves me right), and Clash Music 8 out of 10. Personally, I'd say it's a symptom of a society in which no-one (including music "critics" and music "fans", which is really worrying if you think about it) seems willing to settle down for one hour to listen to music and would rather have a collection of songs that can easily be disconnected into little pieces, but that must be me getting old and grumpy.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

of Montreal in Filter Magazine's Good Music Guide

To promote this weekend's festival performances, of Montreal gets a 6-page-long feature in this month's Filter Magazine. It's got fantastic pictures (see below or check out Nina Twin's Instagram) and a pretty good interview about some of the songs on Daughter of Cloud and a possible next step in yet another (quite) unforeseen direction. For those of us who can neither "pick up a printed version of Filter Good Music Guide 41 at the year's Culture Collide Festival" nor buy it from "select awesome newstands," it is downloadable as a pdf file for free here. Show Filter some love by following them on Twitter or facebook, or subscribe for four issues.

If you haven't done so yet, you can pre-order Daughter of Cloud from Polyvinyl in a variety of formats (comes with an instant download) and Harouki Zombi's first EP, "Objet Petit a" (yet another nightmare of capitalization, no idea if I'm doing it right but I sure am doing it logically), both set to drop this month.