I don’t know about you, but when I think of producer Jon Brion (Grammy-nominated co-producer of of Montreal’s forthcoming full-length False Priest and former collaborator with the likes of Kanye West, Fiona Apple, and Rufus Wainwright), I think of shitty fidelity. To that end, someone somewhere in Kevin Barnes’ camp has decided to release the aforementioned record on limited-edition cassette via Indianapolis label Joyful Noise Records, in conjunction with Polyvinyl. The cassette edition is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies (of shitty, plastic cassettes), and the (annoyingly small-sized) artwork (again, of the shitty, plastic cassette) will feature a 12-panel booklet containing (sized-down) paintings and reinterpretations of paintings by David Barnes, Nina Barnes, and Kevin Barnes. The cassette itself will be red, matching much of the artwork. Needless to say, because it’s borderline-unplayable in most of today’s listening scenarios, high-quality MP3s and FLAC audio are included with your (shitty, plastic) cassette. But hey! The 80s, man! And noise cassettes, dude!
However, lest you feel the need to scour your local thrift store for their last ghetto-blaster, rest assured that Polyvinyl is also releasing False Priest in that good-old confusing 2010 way on September 13 in Europe and September 14 in North America on CD, LP (ahem, 2xLP/180 gram vinyl with exclusive 180-gram red vinyl edition limited to 2,000 copies, that is) and all those good digital ways.
In other oM news, the lead single from False Priest, “Coquet Coquette,” is now available for purchase at all of the finer, high-class online retailers and includes remixes of the track by Starfucker and Yip Deceiver. The band also just dropped a video for that single, directed by Jason Miller of Eikon Productions, which you can check out at the Chocolate Grinder whenever you feel like you’re ready to see a mess of cannibalistic, necrophiliac barbarians! Which, you know, hey, maybe just isn’t today. That’s okay.