Wednesday, October 22, 2008

of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping

of Montreal released their latest album, Skeletal Lamping, yesterday. I've listened to most of it, and it is wonderful as always. The thing about of Montreal is that they do not sound anything like anyone else. Their music doesn't fit a genre, it doesn't pay tribute to anyone, it doesn't try to be anything except of Montreal.

I've written before about how great they are. But if you still don't believe me, look at the track listing for their album "The Early Four Track Recordings":

1. "Dirty Dustin Hoffman Needs a Bath"
2. "Dustin Hoffman Gets a Bath"
3. "Dustin Hoffman Thinks About Eating the Soap"
4. "Dustin Hoffman Scrubs Too Hard and Loses Soap"
5. "Dustin Hoffman Does Not Resist Temptation to Eat the Bathtub"
6. "Dustin Hoffman's Wife Comes Home"
7. "Dustin Hoffman's Wife Seems Suspicious About the Absent Tub"
8. "Dustin Hoffman Feigns Ignorance of Missing Bathtub"
9. "Dustin Hoffman's Wife Calls in Detective to Dust for Porcelain Particles on Dustin Hoffman's Tongue"
10. "Dustin Hoffman's Tongue Taken to Police Lab Where It Is Used as Toilet Paper and Reading Material While on the Toilet"
11. "Dustin Hoffman Offers Lame Possible Explanation for Missing Bathtub"
12. "Dustin Hoffman's Wife Makes a Sarcastic Remark, Cuts the Head Off a Duck, Places It Where the Tub Was and Begins to Groan"
13. "Dustin Hoffman Becomes Indignant and Wets Himself"
14. "Dustin Hoffman Quits Bathroom and Climbs a Tree"
15. "Dustin Hoffman's Children Enter the Bathroom"
16. "Dustin Hoffman's Children Don't Enter the Bathroom"

See? Awesome.

You can get Skeletal Lamping at eMusic four about 3 or 4 bucks, or at Amie Street for more (but without signing up for a monthly thing). I recommend eMusic...there is plenty of good (and DRM-free) stuff on there for really cheap, and because it's really cheap, you can be a little less cautious in trying out new music.


Dead Robot said...

I agree with you about of Montreal. Quite the eclectic band.

Ubersehen said...

I had a listen to of Montreal on your recommendation a year and a half back or so, and have really enjoyed the album, particularly the music video that went along with "Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games". In terms of bands that they might sound like, you should have a listen to the Shins, in particular their album Wincing the Night Away. They're not an identical match, but I think that they've got a lot in common musically. Like being awesome.