Of Montreal – The Past is a Grotesque Animal

I discovered “Of Montreal” with a friend two or three years back with the amazing song Grolandic Edit.

I discovered The Past is a Grotesque Animal a couple of months ago and re-discovered it last week. It definitely is my song of the moment.. No need to explain why.. Just makes me feel good..

The band (originally American) was created by Kevin Barnes and named after a failed romance with a woman from Montreal.
Band members : Kevin Barnes, Bryan Poole, Davey Pierce, Dottie Alexander, Clayton Rychlik, Thayer Sarrano, Nicolas Dobbratz, K Ishibashi.
The discography includes ten full-length albums, nine extended plays, six compilation albums, and twenty-four singles since 1997.

Side projects you might have heard of :

-“My First Keyboard” was the pseudonym used by Dottie Alexander to release the song “The You I Created” on the Kindercore singles club.
Kevin Barnes did a comedy tour with his wife, Nina, and his brother called “A Pollinaire Rave.”
Jamey Huggins released an album under the name “James Husband” which featured a cover of The Beatles‘ “We Can Work it Out
Bryan Poole has a solo career as the Late B.P. Helium.
Kevin Barnes has recently been collaborating with Andrew from MGMT, on a project called “Blikk Fang”.
Derek Almstead has worked with many artists as a musician and engineer including his collaboration with Andy Gonzales M Coast, Elf Power, Circulatory System, and many more.
-The song “Wraith Pinned to the Mist (And Other Games)” has been heard on radio and television commercials for Outback Steakhouse.
-Their track “Everyday Feels Like Sundayhas been used in television commercials for NASDAQ and Garmin GPS systems.

If you like the band don’t miss out : Wednesday october 6th they will be playing at Koko on Camden High Street!


One Response to “Of Montreal – The Past is a Grotesque Animal”
  1. five spot says:

    Always been a fan, good to see them, still on the grind….


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