Polyvinyl is beginning a picture disc series, and they’ve started off with of Montreal’s magnificent albumÂ The Sunlandic Twins.Â This album has the infamous Outback song, “Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games.” I’d argue to say that Kevin Barnes is one of the best songwriters going. Barnes and his ever-rotating cast piece together memorable pop songs one after the other and at a stupendous frequency. In recent memory, it seems like of Montreal has been coming out with something unseen or brand new every year and their tour regimen is ridiculous – it seems like they’re always on tour whether they have something new or not! If you know about the Elephant 6 collective, I can bet you a good chunk who read or hear that term will think of of Montreal or Neutral Milk Hotel first. Kevin Barnes prolific songwriting is something that is almost peerless. Quality and quantity don’t often find themselves among the same company often, but Kevin always manages to wrap them in. Listen toÂ The Sunlandic Twins below and see what you think of it. Also as a heads-up, this is in the pre-order stage so don’t expect it for a while. However expect this to sell out quick so don’t dilly-dally. Cheers!
From theatrical live performances to eye-popping album artwork, of Montreal has always been as much about what you see as what you hear.
And now, the band's visual and musical dimensions are even more closely linked on this beautiful picture disc edition of their beloved 2005 album, The Sunlandic Twins.
The record itself serves as the showcase for David Barnes' iconic imagery and Kevin Barnes' superlative songwriting. And it has never looked or sounded better.
Featuring of Montreal favorites such as "Wraith Pinned to the Mist," "Oslo in the Summertime," "So Begins Our Alabee," and many more, this landmark album will only be available on picture disc via this one-time, limited edition pressing of 535 numbered copies.
The follow-up to of Montreal's breakthrough album, Satanic Panic in the Attic, The Sunlandic Twins is one the band's most cohesive and adventurous records.
As of Montreal's principal songwriter Kevin Barnes puts it: "The album plays out like an electro pop opera, although no lorgnette is required. The Sunlandic Twins begins buoyant and opalescent, traversing a labyrinthine Neptune, and climaxing in a blackout darkness one only discovers in warm solitude."
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