Friday, October 11, 2013

The Lagniappe Session

Aquarium Drunkard celebrated the release of Lousy with Sylvianbriar with a brand new acoustic session. Unfortunately there is no new material, but three new covers (here's the comprehensive list of oM covers, thanks to Matt at You Ain't No Picasso). Click here for the three songs and Kevin's explanations as to why he chose them.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fugitive Air video + Rolling Stone interview

The Huffington Post just premiered the video for Fugitive Air. The video manages to find the perfect spot where old oM meets new oM, it's got that seventies folk vibe but it's also got the makeup and the fake blood and the nudity and the video projections. Not bad at all.   

Yesterday Rolling Stone published the lengthiest interview of the new era so far. There isn't much that we didn't already know.

For those of you who don't check out TBP's facebook page or twitter account, you may not be aware that Lousy With Sylvianbriar has now officially become oM's most critically acclaimed record! I'm not the one saying it, Metacritic is.  It's probably got something to do with the fact that P4K finally decided to let it go and to review Elf Power's latest instead of Lousy With Sylvianbriar. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Past Is A Grotesque Animal

The Past Is A Grotesque Animal : 6 years, 11 minutes, 12 band members, 24 different stage setups, 36 outfits, 1.326.487 goosebumps... 

of Montreal: The Past is a Grotesque Animal from jason miller on Vimeo.

(c) Jason Miller. from the upcoming Song Dynasties DVD.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Lousy With Sylvianbriar up for pre-order, listen to the first single

Lousy With Sylvianbriar has an artwork, a release date, eleven songs and a first single, and a pre-order page on Polyvinyl's website... It'd be easy to say that Fugitive Air harkens back to the first few of Montreal albums, but on my third listen, I actually think of it as an alternate route the band might have taken after Aldhils Arboretum.

She Ain't Speaking Now - New song!

Someone uploaded this video to youtube a couple of months ago but it flew well under my radar until now... Here's an acoustic version of a song that may or may not end up on Lousy With Sylvianbriar, but it sure gives us a hint of what to expect. Of course, this seems to have been an impromptu backstage performance so it's missing all the bells and whistles (though from what we gathered, the next album will sound definitely more low-key than what we've been used to recently), but still worth sharing. In order to find out more about the upcoming record, you may want to read this Rolling Stone interview that was published a few weeks ago.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Two live videos from 1995

You read this right, it is not a typo! Here are two videos from almost 20 years of Kevin Barnes performing "Waitress" and "Dustin Hoffman Needs A Bath."

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sunlandic Twins picture disc

While I would love to post about the upcoming album or tour, the only piece of news I have to offer is a vinyl picture disc re-issue. Polyvinyl is starting a picture disc series and they're starting it off with the Sunlandic Twins. For $20, you can get one of the 535 copies that will be printed for the occasion. No extra track, just this rather eye-pleasing design on vinyl instead of cardboard. 
Click here for more information.


Thursday, April 25, 2013

New Album Finished

And somehow the Miami New Times got the scoop! It was apparently written in three weeks, recorded in two, with the whole band on tape. Now we only have to figure out who's in the band these days.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Noisey Vice session, Under the Radar feature

OK, so this was posted on the 15th, but believe it or not, for the past four days I've had more important things to attend to than this page. (don't worry, this doesn't mean I'm getting a life) So what are the goods there? I'll start with the acoustic rendering of Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse, which still does it for me after all these years, even though that is the second video... The first one is Feminine Effects featuring Rebecca Cash. It is kind of funny that these two songs were written more than 7 years ago and we're still hearing them when there is obviously something big happening at the Sunlandic Studios these days. I know a lot of you have been asking about the plan to release a couple of singles, but I don't have any news on that front. For all I know, this isn't going to happen in the foreseeable future. We are also getting closer to getting our goodies from the Kickstarter campaign, but they're really lousy when it comes to updates, so I'm just going to assume that everything is going according to the schedule. Now that would be a first.

The January/February issue of Under The Radar is boasting a rather impressive 2012 artist survey (along with a less impressive Grimes cover), and you can check out some of Kevin's answers online for free. Read them here. You can also buy the magazine anywhere in the US, and if you're (un?)fortunate to live abroad, you can treat yourself to a zinio download for a pretty reasonable price.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

NPR's Tiny Desk Concert

Ever since hearing that of Montreal had stopped in NPR's offices back on December 12th for a Tiny Desk Concert, we'd been waiting for them to share the performance with us. It "only" took seven weeks for the session to appear on NPR's website... The good news is that there is a (the?) duet with Rebecca Cash and two unreleased songs that (possibly) pave the way for future recordings. The first one is "Imbecile Rages," which is somehow reminiscent of "There is Nothing Wrong With Hating Rock Critics" and the quite promising "Amphibian Days." Enjoy the session below.