Of Montreal has been one of my favorite bands since probably 8th grade when I first heard “Pancakes For One” off of Aldhil’s Arboretum. They’ve come a long way since then, developing their sound with each album. My favorite has remained The Sunlandic Twins, a compilation of pop-dance songs and contains my all time favorite piece by the band, “Oslo in the Summertime.”
Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? released in 2007 showed the group’s more progressive side and is definitely a wonderful album. But I haven’t enjoyed the following ones, Skeletal Lamping and (especially) False Priest nearly as much. Kevin Barnes made me feel creeped out with all of the sexual references and less than exciting, attention catching tunes.
But my faith in Of Montreal has been restored! The release of their new album Paralytic Stalks will be on February 7th and after listening to the 4th track on the album, I’m definitely stoked to hear the rest of them. My first impression is that it’s a mixture of Hissing Fauna and Skeletal Lamping, which is not a bad thing what-so-ever.
Hear for yourself! What do you think?
Sorry for the delay… but here it is!
||M83- Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
||St. Vincent- Strange Mercy
||Steven Malkmus and the Jicks- Mirror Traffic
||Wild Flag – Wild Flag
||John Maus- We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
||Bon Iver- Bon Iver
||The Antlers- Burst Apart
||Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost
||Pains of Being Pure at Heart- Belong
||Givers- In Light
||Panda Bear – Tomboy
||Wye Oak- Civilian
||Beirut- The Rip Tide
||Washed Out – Within and Without
||Man Man- Life Fantastic
||Dale Earnhart Jr Jr- It’s A Corporate World
||Portugal. The Man – In the Mountain in the Cloud
||Zola Jesus- Conatus
||Wire- Red Barked Trees
||Fleet Foxes- Helplessness Blues
||Dum Dum Girls- Only in Dreams
||Cold Cave- Cherish the Light Years
||The Mountain Goats- All Eternals Deck
||tUnE-YarDs – w h o k i l l
||The Weeknd – House of Balloons
||YACHT – Shangri-La
||Okkervil River- I Am Very Far
||The Parlor- Our Day in the Sun
||J Mascis – Several Shades of Why
||Bright Eyes- The People’s Key
||Iron & Wine- Kiss Each Other Clean
||Real Estate- Days
||The Decemberists- The King Is Dead
||David Bazan- Strange Negotiations
||Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx – We’re New Here
||James Blake – James Blake
||Future Islands- Out of Water
||Radiohead- King of Limb
||Cloud Nothings- Cloud Nothings
||Wilco- The Whole Love
||Dillon Francis – Westside
||Mister Heavenly- Out of Love
||Explosions in the sky- Take care, Take care, Take care
||The Black Keys- El Camino
||Smith Westerns- Dye it Blonde
||Kanye West & Jay-Z- Watch The Throne
||Rubblebucket – Omega La La
It’s been an excellent year for WCDB. We gained a ton of new DJs.
We accomplished 24 hour on air programming.
We discovered some great new artists across all genres.
And we gained listeners!
This blog has also been getting much more attention and for all of the above, we say THANK YOU!
WCDB Albany has compiled a list of the Top 50 Albums of 2011. We will be sharing that with all of you here, via email to our mailing list, and in our printed magazine, Airwaves.
Once again, thanks for reading, tuning in, attending shows, etc., and we hope to continue our relationship with you this year!
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