Of Montreal have caught the live recording wave that seems to be going around right now, with a return to live drums, strings and pianos for their new album False Priest, instead the midi sounds and sequencers they've been into lately.
They're offering the new track Coquet Coquette as a free download. One listen will remind you of everything you like about Of Montreal and the pop songs that know how to create so well.
False Priest was produced by Kevin Barnes with some help from Jon Brion (Kanye West, Fiona Apple, Rufus Wainwright) at Ocean Way Recordings in Los Angeles. Guest appearances are made by Janelle Monáe and Solange Knowles.
"Basically, I made a record in my home studio. By Of Montreal standards, by the previous records' standards, I made a record; it was basically done. And then I came out to L.A., to Ocean Way studios with Jon. He basically showed me how I could make it sound a lot better, improve the fidelity, get more low end, expand the audio spectrum. And so we cut live drums on top of my programmed drumming, and we recut all the bass guitars and added a whole bunch of synthesizers. I basically came to Jon with a finished record, and we improved upon it," singer Kevin Barnes recently told Pitchfork.
False Priest will be released on September 13th via Polyvinyl Records. The CD and vinyl version comes with a book of art work, an ever-essential extra in the day and age of the new expanded album format.
Of Montreal: False Priest Track List
01 I Feel Ya' Strutter
02 Our Riotous Defects [ft. Janelle Monáe]
03 Coquet Coquette
04 Godly Intersex
05 Enemy Gene [ft. Janelle Monáe]
06 Hydra Fancies
07 Like a Tourist
08 Sex Karma [ft. Solange Knowles]
09 Girl Named Hello
10 Famine Affair
11 Casualty of You
12 Around the Way
13 You Do Mutilate?