New Montag (Ft. Final Fantasy) – “Softness I Forgot Your Name”

“Best Boy Electric” (MP3 here was a fair example of most of Going Places’ swing; songs duck in and out of propulsive, electro-lacquered sheen. But Montag’s got the most impressive roster of indie rock assists this side of Dntel, so we wanted to share one of the album’s collabs too (full tracklist after the jump). While the cameos certainly shape the soundscapes (M83 on “I Have Sound,” for example), none redefine Montag’s aesthetic as does Final Fantasy. Owen Pallett’s orchestral idiosyncrasies are all over the vocal melodies, the background harmonies, and obviously the pizzicato string arrangements. (CORRECTION: Mr. Montag himself, Antoine Bédard, actually did all the strings and arrangements on the record; Owen only provided vocals on this track.)

Montag (Feat. Final Fantasy) – “Softness I Forgot Your Name” (MP3)

Going Places is out 6/5 on Carpark.

01 I Have Sound [Featuring M83’s Anthony Gonzales]
02 Best Boy Electric
03 Mechanical Kids [Featuring Amy Millan]
04 Alice [Featuring Ghislain Poirier]
05 322 Water [Featuring Great Aunt Ida’s Ida Nilsen]
06 Softness, I Forgot Your Name [Featuring Owen Pallett]
07 Safe in Sound [Featuring Amy Millan]
08 Hi-5 Au DJ
09 Hands Off, Creature! [Featuring Leah Abramson]
10 > (Plus Grand Que) [Featuring Beach House’s Victoria Legrand]
11 No One Else [Featuring Au Revoir Simone]
12 Going Places [Featuring Isan, Ghislain Poirier, E*Rock, Vitaminsforyou, Ckid]