HEAR: Of Montreal’s New Song “Jigsaw Puzzle”

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On their latest full-length Lousy with Sylvianbriar, of Montreal adopted a new songwriting approach (writing retreat in San Francisco), a different recording method (direct to 24-track tape machine), and a fresh group of musicians. Inspired by Dylan, the Stones, Neil Young, and more, Paste declared the record “[a] stunning re-imagining of Barnes’ songwriting prowess.” Today the band is sharing “Jigsaw Puzzle,” a track recorded during the same sessions that produced Lousy with Sylvianbriar. To be released as a limited edition 7″ on Record Store Day, “Jigsaw Puzzle” will be backed alternate version of Lousy cut “Triumph of Disintegration.”

In addition to the release of the “Jigsaw Puzzle” 7″, the band will also be reissuing their record Satanic Panic In the Attic on Record Store Day. Featuring favorites such as “Disconnect the Dots,” “Lysergic Bliss,” and “Chrissy Kiss the Corpse,” of Montreal’s breakthrough album Satanic Panic in the Attic marked a slight departure from the band’s previous sound due to influences ranging from 1970’s Afro beat to 80’s New Wave.


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