Only a few weeks remain until the release date of Of Montreal’s newest adventure, False Priest (Polyvinyl). That’s September 14th for those of you who live in a cave. Today the band premiered the newest video for the album and first single, “Coquet Coquette.” Things get a little bloody, well A LOT bloody for the band who are fighting with others on the beach. Ah, but who is the last one standing after all of the fighting and death takes place? Well we’ll let you watch to figure that one out. This is the first time we have seen the band in their own video in quite some time. It’s always good to see. Watch the band in action below!
All of the Of Montreal Lollapalooza and tour dates news this week has put me in the OM spirit. The band has definitely been making waves at the festival this year and all of this talk makes us jealous that we aren’t there! Today’s Secondhand Sunday features the song that started the band’s mega transformation, ‘Disconnect the Dots’. Sure it had some heads scratching at the time but it also went along with a lot of, well, dancing. Correct is of we’re wrong but it was also the band’s first video and features the artwork of Kevin’s brother, David Barnes who also along side Kevin’s wife, Nina, does all of the artwork for the band. This was the beginning of things to come.
Watch Of Montreal’s ‘Disconnect the Dots’
Of Montreal Upcoming Tour Dates
August 7 — Chicago, IL — Lollapalooza 2009 AA
August 9 — Houston, TX — Free Press Summer Fest AA
August 29 — San Diego, CA — Street Scene 2009 AA
September 12 — Morrison, CO — Monolith Festival 2009 (Red Rocks) AA
September 18 — New York, NY — Terminal 5 AA
Of Montreal has revealed in full the art that goes along with ‘Skeletal Lamping’. Seeing the artwork out in the open brings a whole new life to the concept of the record. David Barnes (Kevin’s Brother) and Nina Barnes (Kevin’s wife) have teamed up to give us a great deal of options on the Polyvinyl preorder. They have also started their own collective, Apollinaire Rave, which consists of David’s The Bee With Wheels, and Nina’s Gemintactics. Both of them make beautiful and interesting art that is very different in color pallete and form, but come together beatifully.
With “Skeletal Lamping” if you choose to preorder the whole collection, you have the option of getting the CD package or Vinyl. I chose the CD but now i’m wondering why I didn’t choose the vinyl (Guess i’ll be making another order soon). The package comes with an Of Montreal lantern, 3 stickers, a set of 9 buttons, a tee shirt, tote bag, a card to download 3 song rarities, and giant Of Montreal wall decals. I think I am excited about that part the most. Nina and David’s art on my wall? Rad. In the case of the tees, totes, and decals, you get the choices of choosing between Geminitactics and The Bee with Wheels design. This is beyond a hard choice but you’ll have fun choosing.
Preorder “Skeletal Lamping” and all of its goodies over at Polyvinyl.
They also have 3 different colors of “Id Engager” on vinyl, as well as new Of Montreal posters. Even one designed as the shape of a horse. Sadly the posters aren’t in with the preorder.
Check out the preorder pictures below