of Montreal Unplug Skeletal Lamping In London

There was no horse this time. Nary an orgy or fife-playing satyr. An acoustic in-store may not offer the same baroque pageantry as Friday’s set at Roseland, but last night’s of Montreal Rough Trade East performance did give attendees a close-up listen to — wait — the band’s songs. Yes, remove the red body paint and gold short shorts and you not only have a nude Kevin Barnes, you also realize (again) that Skeletal Lamping’s songwriting can be just as ambitious as oM’s visual cluster-fuck. (Minus the possible cruelty to animals.) Watch the nubile miscreants.

“For Our Elegant Caste”

“And I’ve Seen A Bloody Shadow”

You can see them live with less clothing on:

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 @ Hollywood Palladium ^
12/04 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon ##
12/05 – Gainesville, FL @ The Venue ##
12/06 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live ##
12/08 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor ##
12/09 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues Orlando ##

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

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