New of Montreal – “Id Engager”

brandon | August 1, 2008 - 9:41 am

When we got our early listen to Skeletal Lamping, schizo opener “Nonpareil of Favor” stood out as the mind-melting go-to track. Lead single “Id Engager” isn’t the strangest, most ambitious, or best tune on of Montreal’s new one, but it involves ninjas, a phallocentric tyranny, “penetration punishment,” and a made-for-the-dance-floor groove. In other words, perfect first single material. The funky free-love come-on’s the final of 15 tracks, the closing turnout to the raucous post-Hissing Fauna party that came before. It’s kinda what you’d expect the rainbow-colored rave-Edenic characters on the cover to be listening to at the end of the night when it’s time to get down to another sort of business.

of Montreal – “Id Engager” (MP3)

It’s like Kevin Barnes fronting the Scissor Sisters. This isn’t a bad thing. The ending’s kinda ominous, though, and sounds like it could link into something else a tad darker…

The “Id Engager” single’s out 09/09 on Polyvinyl. You can pre-order it in one color here or nab it as all three colors (blue, gold, purple) here.

Skeletal Lamping is out 10/07 via Polyvinyl. As mentioned a couple weeks ago, of Montreal take in on the road this fall. The updated dates:

10/07 – Durham, NC @ Carolina Theatre
10/08 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel %
10/09 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club %
10/10 – New York, NY @ Roseland %
10/15 – Paris, FR @ Elysee Montmarte
10/16 – London, UK @ Koko
10/17 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
10/18 – Rome, IT @ Circolo degli Artisi
10/19 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
10/20 – Stockholm, SE @ 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, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre $
10/29 – Montreal, OC @ Metropolis $
10/30 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum $
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 Live #
11/13 – Austin, TX @ 507 East 6th Street #
11/14 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues #
11/15 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall #
11/16 – Denver, CO @ The 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 ^

% w/ Love Is All
& w/ Sinkane
$ w/ Gang Gang Dance
# w/ Icy Demons
^ w/ HEALTH

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