Daily Download: "So Begins Our Alabee," Of Montreal

Music from a band with a love of flowery titles and flowery music.

Published April 21, 2005 7:01AM (EDT)

A selection of album titles by Of Montreal will, I think, give a more precise picture of the band's distinctive aesthetic than anything I could write: "The Bird Who Continues to Eat the Rabbit's Flower," "The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy," "Coquelicot Asleep in the Poppies," "Archibald of the Balding Sparrows," "Aldhils Arboretum," "Satanic Panic in the Attic" and most recently "The Sunlandic Twins." If you like music that is hyperactive, overstuffed, cute, witty, baroquely ornate and often entirely absurd then this band is for you. ("So Begins Our Alabee" is from "The Sunlandic Twins" and so is "The Party's Crashing Us," available for download here. There's also "Disconnect the Dots," from last year's "Satanic Panic in the Attic," a better song than either of these new ones.) If not, run.

By Salon Staff

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