It's been a big week for of Montreal (who would have thought?)
After the announcement of the kickstarter campaign, Kevin started promoting the upcoming tour by giving a couple of interviews.
The first one I found was in the Miami New Times and is mainly concerned with songwriting from the very beginning to the latest album. At the very end of the interview, Kevin mysteriously informs us that next year he will be taking two weeks off "somewhere" to "[be] in this place writing, which I've never done before." So what is he going to write he's never written before? A book of poems? A novel? An essay about the current situation in the Middle East?
The Buzzine interviewer took a different approach and asked about the band as a performing entity, from the early days up to the latest tours via the A Polinaire Rave comedy shows, emphasizing the lack of democratic input from other band members.*
And on Friday, Kevin (with the help of Nina for the simple and soothing visuals, I guess) unleashed a very nice version of the Beach Boys' Little Bird. Check it out below!
If you want to compare it with the original, you can find it here on youtube - if you don't live in France, that is, because I'm only getting this :
Very good news, my friends!
The long-awaited DVD is finally about to be released! The band is just asking us to pitch in and pledge a little something (or a big something, depending on how generous you feel and what you want) so they can release it. They need $75.000 and are offering a lot of options from $1 to $2.500 - head over to kickstarter to see all you can get!
Here's the trailer to get you pumped, just in case you're not already ready to donate.
I know a lot of you have been waiting to see this, and here it is, finally, on youtube : a 45-minute-long trip down memory lane. Watch out for yours truly's name when the credit rolls! Now of course I can't blackmail you into doing nice things for me on the off-chance that I might give you the video files. Ha. The end of an era.
Here's what The Stranger had to say about this when it premiered more than two years ago.