The ever-so-happy psychedelic pop rockers are at it again. Last year's effort by of Montreal, Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?, was one of the best records of the year. The bass line of "Gronlandic Edit" and the craziness of "Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse" were looped on my playlist for days.
I was surprised to hear of Montreal had another record set for 2008. As the details started pouring in -- Kevin was going to use his alter ego more often, the album would be comprised of tons of tiny different bits, transitioning into each other -- I got excited. Then came the weird album art and, finally, last night came the Skeletal Lamping's first single, "Id Engager."
It's indie pop rock at its finest. Complete with choruses of "ooh"s and "ahh"s. There's some synths, a killer bass line again and, of course, some weird lyrics. ("Ninjas! Prove it! Right?" What?)
Skeletal Lamping should be awesome. It's due out Oct. 7 on Polyvinyl.
Stereogum's got the "Id Engager" mp3 here.