Wednesday, May 03, 2006
ARTIST / BAND: OF MONTREAL
SONG (MP3): IT'S EASY TO SLEEP WHEN YOU'RE DEAD
ALBUM: The Bedside Drama: a Petite TragedyThe Sunlandic Twins
FILE UNDER: Indie Pop
LABEL: polyvinyl records
INFO: The brainchild of singer/guitarist Kevin Barnes, Of Montreal was among the second wave of bands to emerge from the sprawling Elephant 6 collective. A native of Athens, Georgia, Barnes formed the group following a failed romance with a woman from Montreal. After several moves to various cities and states, Barnes again found himself living in Athens. Once back home, he began collaborating with bassist/vocalist Bryan Poole (Elf Power) and drummer/vocalist Derek Almstead (Circulatory System). Together they recorded the band's debut album, Cherry Peel, released by Bar/None in 1997 (and later re-issued in late 1999, remixed and with additions by the later five-piece version of the band).
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