While we were grossly sweltering in the desert, of Montreal enjoyed perfect weather in our neighborhood for a sold-out three-night run at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg. Although it would be more fun to see what Kevin would wear in the desert. These YouTube videos suggest we missed a theatrical (though relatively tame) stage show from KB’s toy factory, but instead of peripheral quips about dancing buddhas or horsefeed, these gigs offer something more aurally substantial in the form of two new tunes: “Like A Tourist” (which got its debut a week ago in Chapel Hill) and “Coquet Coquet.” They’re both in the realm of the psychedelically lined freakout dance stuff of Hissing Fauna… and Skeletal Lamping (maybe a little less manically fractured than Lamping at least), with lots of rock in the guitars (live, anyway) and a bona fide guitar hero moment for the Late B.P. Helium on “Like A Tourist.”

“Like A Tourist”

“Conquet Coquet”

They’ll likely play these and more newbies on this tour:

04/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
04/23 – Covington, KY@ Madison Theater
04/24 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
04/25 – Norman, OK (Norman Music Festival)
04/26 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
05/23-25 – Quincy, WA (Sasquatch! Festival)
06/11-14 – Manchester, TN (Bonnaroo)
07/10 – An Nàs, Ireland (Oxegen Festival)
07/12 – Glasgow, Scotland (T In The Park)
07/14 – London, England @ Shepherds Bush Empire
07/15 – Lyon, France @ Les Nuits de Fourvière
07/24 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
07/26 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

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Comments (7)
  1. joeathan  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2009 0

    i love you, kevin barnes.

  2. I fucking LOVE this!
    reminds me of Fight Club
    “Marla, you FUCKING TOURIST!”

  3. renee  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2009 0

    its so hot

  4. Jamie  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2009 0

    <3

  5. Joann  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2009 0

    The Thursday night show was amazing. I entered a fan and emerged a disciple. Kevin Barnes is a rock god and is growing into our generation’s Bowie. Just when we need him most.

  6. Aw, his daughter’s on stage! She’s going to have the strangest childhood memories.

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