Of Montreal - Variety Playhouse, Feb. 11, 2006
Remember when I promised a cool post yesterday? This is it.
On Saturday night, of Montreal paid us a visit here in Atlanta. It was a wonderful show and the band was clearly having a great time. Their families were in attendance (they're from Athens, after all) and they seemed hyped to be close to home for a little while. We also got several new songs and covers, as indicated in the setlist below. Would have gotten this up sooner, but editing and chopping it up took some time.
For anyone who hasn't seen of Montreal live, I have to say that Kevin Barnes is one hell of a performer. Not to take anything away from the band, but Kevin's stage presence is something to behold. He was also nice enough to chat with fans after the show for a while, and even signed my copy of the tour EP (and wrote "My bro's a genius!" next to the cover art). First they rocked us in the ATL, and now they can rock you. And they will, they will, rock you.
You can grab the full show in a .zip archive (171mb) here or grab individual tracks below:
February 11, 2006
02. Rapture Rapes the Muses
03. So Begins Our Alabee
04. Suffer for Fashion (*NEW SONG*)
05. Forecast Facist Future
06. old one banter
07. You've Got a Gift
08. love banter
09. Eros' Entropic Tundra >
10. British Tour Diary
11. Disconnect the Dots
12. Wraith Pinned to the Mist (and other games)
13. Cato Play With My Head (*NEW SONG*)
14. More Noir Blues and Tinnitius (*NEW SONG*)
15. Don't Ask Me to Explain
16. Lysergic Bliss
17. The Final Countdown^ >
18. Requiem for OMM
19. makes sense banter
20. Voltaic Crusher (*NEW SONG*)
21. Chrissy banter
22. Chrissy Kissed the Corpse
23. Oslo in the Summertime
24. I Was Never Young
25. The Party's Crashing Us
- encore -
27. The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch*^^
28. Kinks banter
29. Tired of Waiting for You#
30. Spike the Senses
31. The Repudiated Immortals
^Europe cover (instrumental)
^^Brian Eno cover
If you plan to burn it to CD, I suggest breaking it up between "More Noir Blues" and "Don't Ask Me to Explain."
For the big-time taping enthusiasts, I should add that I do have the show in lossless format as well. However, Sloan Simpson was also in attendance and taping with superior gear, so I'll wait to see if his pops up before I start seeding on the DIME or somewhere similar.
For more info on of Montreal, visit E6.com or their homepage.
What does everyone think of the show, new songs, etc.? Enjoy!
A brand spankin' new 7" of "Microuniversity"/"Christian's Son" by of Montreal is available from Devil in the Woods on Park the Van Records. It's limited to 300 copies. Get yours now.
So Much Silence has Of Montreal on KCRW yesterday.
Bootlog has Of Montreal on KEXP on January 31.