You hear me. Two more Prince covers from the psychedelic sultans that are of Montreal. “I Would Die 4 U” and “Baby I’m A Star” join “Purple Rain” in the Prince Songs Covered By of Montreal category, which I can only imagine is going to grow with this upcoming album. Head over to YANP for mp3s.

On a side note, check out the new ‘do on BP!

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ike

Ike 1931-2007

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991

evel

Evel 1938-2007

Snake River Canyon 1974

Remember the eponymous debut of Major Organ and the Adding Machine? Remember all of the message board rumors and youtube teasers announcing a film to accompany the album? Well as of this week, Orange Twin finally officially announced the psychedelic film trip starring the likes of Kevin Barnes and Jeff Mangum.

http://www.orangetwin.com/trailer.htm

cohen

Congratulations to Leonard Cohen, John Mellencamp, Madonna, the Ventures, and Dave Clark Five for beating Donna Summer and the Beastie Boys into the 2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Look for them in NYC on March 10.

Dave (Avey Tare) posted an update over on the boards updating us on the current battle plan for experimental eccentrics Animal Collective.

Now with the tour over, mixing for an upcoming EP including “Street Flash” and three other Strawberry Jam recordings is currently taking place with a probably release date in spring. Shows are scheduled in Europe, Japan, and of course the ATP Festival in may. Last but not least, recordings for the next album are planned to begin next year. And to answer all of your questions, yes “[they] are trying to record near the beach!”

http://rerz.net/ac/messages/viewtopic.php?t=7487

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Digital:

01 Conquest
02 It’s My Fault for Being Famous
03 Cash Grab Complications on the Matter
04 Honey, We Can’t Afford to Look This Cheap
05 Conquest (acoustic mariachi version)

Taken from Pitchfork:

The Stripes recently recorded a mess of B-sides with Mr. Beck Hansen in his living room, which they’ll splay over a trio of 7″ “Conquest” discs and an all-encompassing U.S.-only digital download. In addition to co-producing the sessions, Beck contributed vocals and piano to “It’s My Fault for Being Famous” and played a little slide guitar on “Honey, We Can’t Afford to Look Cheap”. One black, one red, and one white 7″ will be issued, each with “Conquest” on the front and a different B-side on the back, due in the U.S. December 18 from Third Man/Warner Bros. and in the UK December 31 on XL.

The Stripes put the “Conquest” video to tape in Artesia, California with director Diane Martel. “Filmed with a visual urgency that brings the song’s Spanish themes, frantic horns, and compulsive pounding rhythm to life,” their website adds, “the video follows an explosive– if unconventional– love story that pits man against bull in the ultimate conquest.” To add an air of authenticity to the proceedings, Jack White trained extensively with noted bullfighter Dennis Borba. The clip will hit MTV November 26 and iTunes the following day.

And then, the bonus goodies: “Inspired by the ‘Conquest’ video, each single will also include a Mondo Toro trading card featuring the legendary, near-mythical matadors El Sloth, El Bianca Rosa and El Perdador. Despite being from early 1900s Spain and Portugal, these bullfighters look strangely familiar. U.S. copies of these singles will also include a different poster with each release.” In your conquest over our wallets, you have emerged victorious, White Stripes.

Taken from of Montreal’s blog:

 

All Tomorrows Parties

Pitchfork announced earlier this month that they’ll be personally selecting about half of the bands at next year’s All Tomorrow’s Parties festival.  of Montreal is among those bands; others picked so far include Man Man, Los Campesinos!, Caribou, Glass Candy, and the Dirty Projectors.  (Sebadoh, Ween, Pissed Jeans, Fuck Buttons, and Apse will also be playing, as chosen by ATP.)  The event will be held May 9 through May 11 at the Camber Sands Holiday Centre in East Sussex, England.  Buy your tickets now and you’ll be nestled in the lap of sweet-sugary luxury at the Camber Sands’ chalets, playing mini golf, driving go-karts, and rocking to of Montreal.

More info here.

Nesey Gallons: 2 Songs

October 14, 2007

The little films were shot last spring at julian’s house in the Calendar Islands. We could only film things indoors or out of windows as the white beard blazes up in direct sunlight, this therefore is the only reason you do not see the sea but we are surrounded by all of it.

For those who speculate or believe that nesey gallons & julian [The Music Tapes] are all the same things, they’re not, we have simply been friends for a long lungy time now, and julian was naturally quite pleased to contribute to a love song about the aurora borealis.

These two songs are from nesey’s frothcoming new record ‘eyes & eyes & eyes ago’ recorded last winter. I say frothcoming but that is a hopeful word indeed as no one has yet offered to put it out. There may be a self-released 7 inch record once funds become available!

Official of Montreal Blog

October 12, 2007

As you can tell, I’m probably too big of an of Montreal fan for my own good. But now anyone can stay updated with them with their new blog. Enjoy!

of Montreal
Those bastards of Montreal have yet again given us more reason to love them. On Minnesota Public Radio, of Montreal performed a cover of Lindsey Buckingham’s “Trouble,” “Feminine Effects” from of Montreal’s upcoming album Skeletal Lamping, and a cover of the Who’s “The Kids Are Alright.” If we keep getting gems like this before the new album, I would actually have a reason to want to wait a little longer for Lamping.

Streams can be found here.