pop band associated with the Elephant 6 Recording Company
; fronted by Kevin Barnes
and named after a particularly bad breakup that happened when he went to go visit a long-distance girlfriend in, strangely enough, Montreal
. This inauspicious
beginning is more prominent on the band's first two LP
s (Bedside Drama
is, in fact, devoted entirely to one couple's dissolving relationship) but in the midst of all their sugary-sweet melodies and blissful
harmonies is a very real sense of longing and wistfulness.
And then Kevin writes songs about baby spiders reincarnated as intergalactic
horses and happy nuns
and magnificently tall invisible
trees. It all balances out in the end.
7" discography help from ofmontreal.net