of Montreal – “Jigsaw Puzzle” (Stereogum Premiere)
This Record Store Day (April 19), of Montreal will release a remastered vinyl pressing of their excellent 2004 album Satanic Panic In The Attic, whose 10-year anniversary arrives that same month. It will be a double-vinyl release, with the second disc containing unreleased tracks from those sessions, but it will also include something more recent: a 7″ that contains the new song “Jigsaw Puzzle,” recorded during the making of last year’s Lousy With Sylvianbriar.
The track would have fit right on that album; it’s a poppier side of the band, thought it doesn’t sacrifice any their gleeful misery. It’s an especially bitter breakup song where Kevin Barnes and Rebecca Cash, who sings lead vocals, examine the void left by losing someone by envisioning herself as the titular game. “If I could finish my jigsaw puzzle, I could start my life again, but I feel like I’m missing too many pieces,” she sings. But since this is of Montreal, it’s still something you’ll want to jump around and dance to. Listen to “Jigsaw Puzzle” and the remastered version of Satanic Panic in its entirety.