Monday, March 12, 2007

Physics makes us all its bitches.

Of Montreal cover Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy," as it is now a requirement for all hipster indie acts to do so:



I've long been aware of Of Montreal and enjoyed their albums well enough, but I was nowhere near prepared for the purity of the love I have for the deliciously poppy, new-wavey, angry-and-depressed-but-ultimately-uplifting new album, Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? I can't remember the last time I repeatedly listened to an album over and over—as well proved, I'm certain, by my Last.fm profile—to this degree. I'm thinking it was either Super Trouper, Beauty and the Beat or Louder than Bombs. I can't even pick a favorite track. "Suffer for Fashion"? "She's a Rejecter"? "Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse"? "A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger"? I'm torn. Then I go to YouTube and watch a slew of their live performances and fall deeper into the abyss of OM obsession. Of course, my new lust for OM has hit its apex three days before they play a sold-out show about a mile from where I live. Isn't that always the way?

  • Of Montreal "Spanish Dance Troupe" (Gorky's Zygotic Mynci cover)
     
  • 11 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    The file seems to be 363 bytes long.

    Lobstar said...

    Anon: Weird. I guess there was a glitch in the upload. I'm reuploading it now. Give it a sec, refresh the page and try again. Thanks!

    Chris Foresman said...

    Oh, snap, I'll be there taking pictures. What any?

    Chris Foresman said...

    Also, it is rumored you know Josette Torres, confim/deny.

    Ian said...

    chromewaves has their versions of the shins' know your onion and the who's I can't explain this week
    http://www.chromewaves.net/mp3.php

    Jess said...

    much, much, much love for OM and especially their latest album. i'm sorry you couldn't seem live. i just did last weekend here are my photos for your vicarious perusal, enjoy and thanks for the music!: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39479744@N00/tags/ofmontreal/

    Andrew said...

    Although I agree with you on the latest Of Montreal album being really good, this cover of 'Crazy' is the worst version of the song I've heard, but it does improve as it goes on.

    Howard Davis said...

    I like that one they sing about Outback Steakhouse. It's their best song.

    Anonymous said...

    That was *horrible*. He looks so uncomfortable on stage and/or with this song. Or perhaps in those clothes. Or the persona he's trying on.

    Lobstar said...

    Anon #2-I don't think he's "trying on" any persona. I've seen many recorded performances of his and that's his persona. And I like it.

    Lobstar said...

    Chris: Yes, I know Josette. We went to grade school together.