of Montreal’s Skeletal Lamping Album Art

Unfortunately, Kevin Barnes is no stranger to public nudity. While nostalgia’s big in 2008, so are naked people frolicking — or so MGMT, Sigur Rós, Muscles, and Lambchop would have us believe. With the cover art for Skeletal Lamping, Barnes places himself squarely in the zeitgeist not only through the nubile naked people doing that frolic thing — their lack of/ambiguous genitals and the ominous post-Edenic scenery has a Henry Darger vibe, presenting us with another opportunity to mention Darger fans like hep trio Vivian Girls and recent Matador signees Fucked Up. of Montreal, you’ve got your bases covered! There are even some meat-eating plants that kinda resemble wolves and the tee pee where Brightblack Morning Light check their email.

You could also mention this. Minus a vagina or two.

Skeletal Lamping track list:

01 “Nonpareil Of Favor”
02 “Wicked Wisdom”
03 “For Our Elegant Caste”
04 “Touched Something’s Hollow”
05 “An Eluardian Instance”
06 “Gallery Piece”
07 “Women’s Studies Victims”
08 “St.Exquisite’s Confessions”
09 “Triphallus, To Punctuate!”
10 “And I’ve Seen a Bloody Shadow”
11 “Plastis Wafers”
12 “Death Is Not a Parallel Move”
13 “Beware Our Nubile Miscreants”
14 “Mingusings”
15 “Id Engager”

Skeletal Lamping is out 10/7 via Polyvinyl. See naked people live, too:

08/08 – Myslowice, Poland @ OFF Festival
08/09 – London, England @ Field Day Festival
08/10 – Leicester, England @ Summer Sundae Weekender
10/07 – Durham, NC @ Carolina Theatre
10/08 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
10/10 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
10/15 – Paris, France @ Elysee Montmarte
10/16 – London, England @ Koko
10/17 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
10/18 – Rome, Italy @ Circolo Degli Artisi
10/19 – Berlin, Germany @ Lido
10/20 – Stockholm Sweden @ Debaser Medis
10/21 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Amager Bio
10/24 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
10/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/26 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
10/27 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera
10/28 – Toronto, Ontario @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/30 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
10/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/01 – Richmond, VA @ The National
11/08 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
11/11 – New Orleans, LA @ Howlin Wolf
11/12 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Liv
11/13 – Austin, TX @ 507 E. 6th Street
11/14 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
11/15 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
11/16 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/17 – Murray, UT @ Murray Super Theatre
11/19 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox So Do %
11/20 – Portland, OR @ Roseland %
11/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center Grand Ballroom %
11/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ TBA %

% with HEALTH

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