Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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.
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.