Of Montreal - "So Begins Our Alabee" video
I swear I don't intend this to be a de facto Of Montreal blog. I've just been getting good stuff by Kevin Barnes and co. the past couple weeks, and I think they're great. The last few days I've been chatting with Ryan S. from Homestar Runner via e-mail, and he has hooked me up with a real treat. Ryan is a long-time friend of David Barnes (aka The Bee With Wheels), who has done much of the artwork for Of Montreal's albums (and also happens to be the brother of Kevin Barnes). Recently Ryan and David collaborated on a video for Of Montreal's "So Begins Our Alabee" from The Sunlandic Twins. The video is fun and includes a good deal of David's artwork. While a tiny, highly compressed version is available on the Polyvinyl website, Ryan sent me a spiffy clean QT version to share with C&T readers. Got three spare minutes? Check it out:
Of Montreal - So Begins Our Alabee (25mb .mov)
You can see more of David Barnes' artwork at his great website, where you can also order custom homemade portraits that are just plain awesome. It's definitely worth visiting. If you're at all like me, you'll get sucked into browsing his work for quite a while.
Fun fact: Homestar Runner is based right here in Decatur, as is Paste Magazine. Huzzah.
Happy Thursday, everyone. For those in Atlanta, note that Snowden (and The Futurists, The Judies, and Tora Tora Tora) is playing at The Masquerade tonight. I doubt I'll be able to make it, but it promises to be fun.
Bonus Of Montreal audio tracks, courtesy of their website:
Of Montreal - The Problem with April
Of Montreal - You Feel You Must Go, Don't Go!
Of Montreal - An Ill-Treated Hiccup
Of Montreal - You Are an Airplane