So, after about a year of workin’ hard and touring like crazy, of Montreal are finally ready to release their new album, entitled Skeletal Lamping, on October 7th. In true of Montreal style, it’s gonna be crazy. The album actually exists as a “collection”, and is either going to include a CD, LP, T-shirt, tote bag, button set, paper lantern, and wall decal set. Each item in the Skeletal Lamping Collection includes both the digital album and its unique packaging of the album art. So, as you see, it’s gonna be cray cray and pretty awesome. But that’s not all.
For example, the CD packaging turns into a completely unique 32-panel fold-out/pop-up art piece produced by singer David Barnes and Gemini Tactics. The 2xLP comes with a giant 3 foot by 4 foot poster designed by David Barnes. The paper lantern designed by Gemini Tactics includes the album download and many more items listed above in the collection.
You can see all that you’ll be in store for at their store! Hah. Do y’alls think more bands will start following this whole “releasing an album as a Collection” trend? Or is of Montreal truly just so weird and conceptual (or egotistical?) that no one else will even want to attempt it? Tell us what you think, and download the first single off of Skeletal Lamping below: