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of Montreal 7/4/11 + Video

of Montreal 7/4/11 facebook.com/ofmontreal
Written by Roy Kasten
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  • Date Recorded: July 4, 2011
  • Artist / Band: of Montreal
  • Hosting Show: The Space Parlour
  • Sound: Dan Kinney
  • Video: Ed Kleinberg

The versatility of of Montreal has never been in question. But when the indie rock maestros hit town for a rare July 4 session they lit up the KDHX studios with an arsenal of sonic fireworks.

Visiting St. Louis for an unbelievable small-venue show at the Luminary Center for the Arts, the band took the time for another special performance -- in the Magnolia Avenue Studios. Starting with "Famine Affair," a song from False Priest, the group warms up with day-dreamy harmonies, one of its cleanest hooks and a quick burst of noise as a flourish. Gliding into its radio hit "Coquet Coquette," the bass line weaves around the melody as if played high on chocolate and obscure Motown records. And finally, the chiming pop of "Flunkt Sass Vs. the Root Plume" gives Barnes plenty of space to stretch out his vibrato-rich wail and spit-fire, Syd Barrett-esque desperate and beautiful images. From start to finish, the band proves that even in the most intimate confines, it can still make room for joyful, experimental and unpredictable rock music.

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