Thursday, January 25

Of Montreal all over the map

These tracks have been featured on C&T before, but it seems a good time to make them available again. Why? Well, the blogosphere is having a huge collective orgy over the new Of Montreal album. I couldn't be more delighted.

Of Montreal apparently love covers -- they've released an EP of them, done an entire show at the 40 watt devoted to them, and have played the songs of folks from The Beatles to Gnarls Barkley in their live show. Here are a couple of covers I taped them playing at the February 11, 2006, show (at Atlanta's Variety Playhouse) along with a Velvet Underground cover from an out-of-print Japanese release. If you don't have these yet, enjoy!

Of Montreal - The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch [Brian Eno cover; 2-11-2006]
Of Montreal - Tired of Waiting for You [The Kinks cover; live 2-11-2006]
Of Montreal - She's My Best Friend [VU cover; from Rabid Chords Vol. 2]

Now, for the regular visitors who already do have those tracks, here are a couple new to the ol' rotation. I don't know when or where I got these, but they're pretty damn fun:

Of Montreal - Where Eagles Dare [Misfits cover]
Of Montreal - Crazy [Gnarls Barkley cover; live]

If you wanna see them pull some crazy stuff in front of your own eyes, see 'em live. Tour dates are up on MySpace. They put on one hell of a show.

If you'd like to hear 'em do David Bowie's "Moonage Daydream" head over to Funeral Pudding or You Ain't No Picasso.


Blogger Brandon said...

yes! i can't wait to hear the new record...and i can't believe they pulled off crazy. and that's the best misfits cover ever. kevin barnes is amazing.

i remember seeing them in arkansas about 8 years ago and there were 5 people there. i'm glad they've blown up.

12:45 PM

Blogger Rachel said...

I love Of Montreal and you can stream their new record here

Thanks for those great tracks Rich, some awesome covers and live tracks all around.

2:24 PM


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