of Montreal front man Kevin Barnes and his wife Nina will be taking over Magnet Magazine this week with daily guest posts. So far, topics have included Julien Sorel (the protagonist in Stendhal's Le Rouge et le Noir), Charlie Chapman's "Modern Times," a Q&A with Kevin, and more. Follow the links below to check everything out!
of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes and his brother David Barnes (of Montreal art director) sat down with The Wedge for an intimate video interview. Watch as Kevin and David explain the kinship between thecontrollersphere and What's Weird? while The Wedge tries to stump Kevin on asking some of Montreal trivia. They also get into Susan Sarandon's pig spanking abilities. Check out the video by clicking the link below.
PASTE Magazine recently posted the 20 best of Montreal songs of all time. And for some of these, I would certainly have to agree. Think you can guess the #1 of Montreal song? Head over to PASTE and see how your list stacks up.
of Montreal and Grooveshark.com have teamed up for an awesome deal! When you buy of Montreal's new EP thecontrollersphere and David Barnes' new book What's Weird?, you'll receive one month of Grooveshark for free! Once you place your order, your Grooveshark code will be emailed to you within a few days. Head over to Grooveshark to listen to thecontrollersphere streaming in its entirety, and go order the album/book package to get your free deal!
Congratulations to Galactique and their "Alone on the Dancefloor '85" remix! Over 100 remixes were submitted to what began as a vote-based contest. After a few weeks into the contest, we discovered a few people were cheating the voting system, so we asked of Montreal to select the winner. of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes and the crew took a listen and selected Galactique's remix. As promised, they'll receive $500 and the entire of Montreal digital discography. Click the link below to check out the winning remix.
Check out these awesome photos of our favorite independent record stores going all out for False Priest! Pictured above are Music Millennium in Portland, OR, and The General Store in San DIego, CA. Click the link below to check out pictures of False Priest displays sent in from stores all over the US!
Before their show at the Manchester Academy, of Montreal stopped in with the folks over at Manchester Scene Wipe to perform an acoustic version of "Enemy Gene." Click the link below to get up close and personal with of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes and guitarist Bryan Poole with this awesome acoustic rendition.
The only thing better than chowing down on delicious free pizza and writing a news item is listening to an of Montreal live session while doing it. of Montreal stopped by KUT 90.5 FM in Austin, Texas, to play a few stripped down versions of "Enemy Gene," "Sex Karma," and "Coquet Coquette" live on air. of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes also talked about the making of False Priest, Catholicism, and the R&B influences that permeated his youth. Click the link below to hear the interview and live sessions, streaming from the KUT website.
While making their way to the West Coast on the current False Priest tour, of Montreal decided it would be a great idea to throw a remix contest for the song "Famine Affair." The contest just went live Oct. 25th, so go get your remix on! You better hurry, the deadline is tomorrow (Nov. 19).
The winner will be picked by popular vote and will receive $500 + the entire of Montreal discography! Feel free to add parts to the existing tracks. Anything is welcome!
The deadline to enter the contest is November 19th. The winner will be chosen between November 22nd - December 6th 2010. Click the link above or below to download the stems and to find out how to upload your remix.
While in Europe for their False Priest tour, of Montreal's Kevin Barnes sat down with The Quietus for an interview. Check out what Kevin had to say about the influence of Parliament on False Priest along with some history on "The Past Is A Grotesque Animal." Click the link below to check it out.
While of Montreal was in New York last month, front man Kevin Barnes and Susan Sarandon posed for a photo shoot with UK publication The Times at Sarandon's NY ping pong club. The two also interview each other about religion, ping pong, and music, which makes for a great story. Read it at the link below.
The Line of Best Fit brings to light that of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes used to operate a spotlight at a low-budget circus as one of his early non-music jobs in this candid interview. He also discusses collaborative "prop-building parties" to prepare for tour, shares his influences and favorite contemporary artists, and hints at an upcoming EP.
of Montreal's Davey Pierce recently put together a list of some of his favorite songs for Baeble Music's latest T.G.I. Mixtape. He also gives you a little insight as to why he likes each song so much. Highlights include label-mates Loney Dear, Built To Spill, LCD Soundsystem and more. Click the link below to listen. Also, don't forget to check out Davey's side project, Yip Deceiver!
of Montreal recently showed some hometown love with a SWEET encore performance during their show at 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA. The band suprised the crowd by diving right into a 3-song Michael Jackson medley which consisted of "Thriller," "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" and "P.Y.T." Check out the video above, then head to Stereogum for more.
Before of Montreal embarked on their current US tour with Janelle Monáe, The LA Times caught up with them during one of their practices for a sneak peak at what was to come. Check out the preview by clicking the link below.
Want to find out what all went down during the filming of the amazing new of Montreal video for Coquet Coquette? Check out this handy dandy behind the scenes video directed and edited by Matthew Demarko. Enjoy!
The New York Times posted a great article about the emergence of band merchandise coupled with download codes and of Montreal's previous album, Skeletal Lamping, gets mentioned. The article also highlights collections by Weezer, Nine Inch Nails, D.J. Matthew Dear and others. Click the link below to check out the article.
of Montreal's Pitchfork Cemetery Gates session with Solange Knowles just went live over the weekend and it sounds/looks great! In addition to performing "Sex Karma," the band also performed "Coquet Coquette" and "Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse." Check out the video of "Sex Karma" above, then head to Pitchfork to see the rest of the videos.
Great news! of Montreal and Janelle Monae will be gracing the cover of BLURT Magazine's new issue, which hits stands this week! of Montreal and Blurt are also offering up a SWEET sampler that compiles tracks from past/present of Montreal albums, including their new single, "Coquet Coquette!" It's totally free and can be downloaded HERE. How's that for a Monday treat? Don't forget that of Montreal's new album, False Priest, comes out TOMORROW! Click the link below if you still need to pick up your copy on limited red vinyl. Hurry, we're almost out!