Last year, of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes started talking in interviews about a new of Montreal EP on tap for 2011, titled thecontrollersphere. Now the EP has come to fruition with release details and a free download for the song "Black Lion Massacre." thecontrollersphere is a collection of songs recorded during of Montreal's False Priest recording sessions with Jon Brion at Ocean Way Studios.
"There's three songs that we were intially going to put on False Priest that we decided to cut at the last second. I havent decided which I want to put on there but there's a lot of material to choose from," Kevin Barnes said in an interview with the Washington Post Express.
So what can we expect? Something rougher, darker and artier than False Priest, and centered around a groove. When talking in an interview about thecontrollersphere with SPIN, Kevin Barnes said ""It's not completely different — the songs were written in the same period as False Priest. Some of them are a bit noisier and a little bit less groove-based, and some are just a bit artier."
There's also afree download going on for the first track on thecontrollersphere, titled "Black Lion Massacre." The EP will be released on Apr. 26 via Polyvinyl Records.
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of Montreal: thecontrollersphere Track List
01 Black Lion Massacre
02 Flunkt Sass vs. the Root Plume
03 Holiday Call
04 L’age D’or
05 Slave Translator