Christmastime is Here

December 13, 2007

As the holidays are approaching I’ve compiled a list of music to tide me over until New Years. I’m still looking around the interweb for anything else that catches my eye, but here’s a short list of christmas goodies:

  • Daniel Johnston’s “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”
  • Beck’s “The Little Drum Machine Boy”
  • of Montreal’s “My Favorite Christmas (In One Hundred Words or Less)”
  • Grandaddy “Alan Parsons in a Winter Wonderland”
  • James Brown “Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto”
  • My First Keyboard “Christmas Is Only Good If You’re A Girl (Boy)”
  • of Montreal’s “Christmas Isn’t Safe For Animals”
  • Queens of Sheeba “Christmas time Celebration”
  • the Olivia Tremor Control’s “Christmas With William S.”
  • Ringo Starr “I Wanna Be Santa Claus”
  • Arcade Fire’s “Jingle Bell Rock”
  • Tom Wait’s “Christmas Card From a Hooker In Minneapolis”
  • Summer Hymns “Santa Couldn’t Fit You Under My Christmas Tree”
  • T. Rex “Christmas Bop”
  • Major Organ and the Adding Machine “What A Wonder World”
  • Tiny Tim’s “White Christmas”
  • The White Stripe’s “Candy Cane Children”

And of course, no holiday season is complete without the corner stone of christmas soundtrack:

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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!

bp do

of Montreal

Albeit I wish of Montreal made more live-action videos (as they did with Heimdalsgate,) I can’t say I don’t love their animated ones. And this newest one is by far my favorite of the animated.

of Montreal “Gronlandic Edit”

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.

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.

Despite the fact they’ve been touring without rest since before the release of 2007’s best glam concept album Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?, of Montreal has managed to make a couple trips to the studio to give the fans a couple goodies while we wait for furthers news on Skeletal Lamping.

Recently, it’s their cover of the Royal Trux’s dreamy “Back to School.” With Barnes’s mesmerizing vocals and the Royal Trux’s rock and roll charm, of Montreal has most definitely earned the title of Psychedelic Pop Geniuses.

of Montreal

“Back to School” can be found on of Montreal’s Myspace. Also, check out thehoodinternet.com’s mash of Hurricane Chris’s “A Bay Bay” and of Montreal’s “Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse,” “Hurricane Like a Promethean Chris.”