You Ain’t No Picasso talks to Kevin Barnes about the new Of Montreal album, and how his songwriting become lyrically and stylistically more personal: There was a weird, almost fascist state of mind in the Elephant 6 collective, at least from my perspective. There were sort of these rules to keep it analog, keep it … Continue reading Kevin Barnes vs. You Ain't No Picasso
According to a post on his MySpace blog, Kevin Barnes has completed the latest Of Montreal album, to be titled Skeletal Lamping, and due in October. According to the post, he’s been “working on it for over a year” and it’s “mastered and ready to go.” In what amounts to an extended disclaimer, Barnes claims … Continue reading New Of Montreal Album Finished: Skeletal Lamping
You may have heard of Major Organ & The Adding Machine. You might even already own the album. If you’re in on it, you probably saw the official trailer for the upcoming movie. Well now, a scene has unofficially “leaked” that (supposedly) features Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum dancing in a full-body lobster suit. GLONO … Continue reading Major Organ and the Adding Machine – Madame Truffle
You Ain’t No Picasso has assembled over 50 cover songs that Of Montreal has done over the years. It’s a diverse collection, ranging from the obvious (Beatles, Kinks, Bowie) to the kooky (Sugarhill Gang, Boston, Spinal Tap). And, of course, they — like everybody else in 2006 — had a go at “Crazy” by Gnarls … Continue reading Of Montreal Covers Collection
of Montreal is being featured in another commercial, and this time frontman Kevin Barnes is getting all defensive in advance of the inevitable backlash. The term “sellout” only exists in the lexicon of the over-privileged. Almost every non-homeless person in America is over-privileged, at least in a global sense. Obviously, I’ve struggled with the concept. … Continue reading of Montreal Sells Out Again
When it’s mid-70s and breezy, you can wear jeans if you want, you can drink good beer, and you can work your way through a thick crowd occasionally bumping into a scantily clad young person without immediately being covered in stank.
Some recent good stuff from Forkcast: • Great Lake Swimmers – “Your Rocky Spin” from Onigiara, due 05/08/07 on Nettwerk. • Of Montreal – “Green Typewriter Suite” Olivia Tremor Control cover live in Dallas. • Ted Leo – “Bomb.Repeat.Bomb.(1954)” alternate take from Living With the Living, due 3/20/07 on Touch & Go. • CSS – … Continue reading More Fun with Forkast
Some recent good stuff from Forkcast : • Of Montreal – “No Conclusion” from Icons, Abstract Thee, exclusively available from Polyvinyl online. • Frog Eyes – “Bushels” from Tears of the Valedictorian, due May 1 on Absolutely Kosher. • Lee “Scratch” Perry – “Black Panta” from Jonny Greenwood is the Controller, due March 6 on … Continue reading Forkast Highlights
YouTube: Stream the new Of Montreal video for “Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse” (MP3) from Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? due January 23 on Polyvinyl. So that’s what they spent all their Outback Steakhouse money on: theatrical sets!
“Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse” by Of Montreal from Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? due January 23 on Polyvinyl. Chaze froys plaze! Previously: New Of Montreal songs on Daytrotter; The Sunlandic Twins review; The Glorious Noise Interview with Kevin Barnes; Satanic Panic in the Attic review. Lots more MP3s.