Monday, August 25, 2008

Anything you want

[Image: Ruvan Wijesooriya]

Of Montreal's album of last year, Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?, was definitely one of my favourites, turning self-hate into dizzying crescendos and hurtful regrets into funky escapisms. This time round of Montreal is sexually overt (possibly naked), seductive and, as usual, witty as all fuck. The introversion and self doubt is not completely gone as the first verse in this new jam is a hesitation, full of eloquent criticisms, however, the indecision is overcome and disregarded during the chorus: 'I can’t help it if its true, don’t wanna be your man, just wanna play with you…'. It feels like an emancipation, embracing a mania and narcissism that is inherent in all of us and the triumph is crazed, glamourous and euphoric. I can't wait for this album, Skeletal Lamping, which you can preorder from Polyvinyl from September 1. I have a feeling it's going to be a favourite like Hissing Fauna but for completely different reasons.



Fantastic Fleetwood Mac cover of 'Everywhere' by Vampire Weekend recorded by Triple J here.

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