Kevin Barnes may not make music that’s everyone’s cup of tea, but you’ve got to have respect for someone who can a) continuously churn new music out of his psychic reems on a (more or less) yearly basis and b) pretty much tours non-stop. Six years ago I went to my first concert and it was an of Montreal show – it was when Skeletal Lamping was the latest album (which I adore – apparently many don’t). Just like the crazy cover art on Skeletal Lamping, Satanic Panic in the Attic, et al., Kevin’s live show does not spare on the theatrics. To this day, I’ve seen him four or five times, and this month I’ll be seeing him for the fifth or sixth time – if he comes through your town, go. Of Montreal holds a special place in my heart and I’m willing to give anything Barnes does a try – even if I can’t preview it. The single cover looks like something you’d see on a punk album… frankly, it looks like if Frank Rizzo had a Siamese twin. It’s only $6 – what do you have to lose? The single contains two covers by Kevin’s influences, one of which happens to be from Nina Simone. Cheers!

The Details

Features two cover songs that inspired Aureate Gloom.

"Chinese Rocks" by Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers

"Either Way I Lose" by Nina Simone

Exclusive new artwork by acclaimed Portland-based artist Tim Root (Bedside Drama, Cherry Peel).

Thanks to Matthew Callis for the tip!

Price $6

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