Above behold the cover art for the new Of Montreal album, titled False Priest, to be released on 14 September via Polyvinyl Records. The band is offering a free download of the first single off the effort, "Coquet Coquette." Followers of the band will be familiar with the song from in-studio and live performances of it in 2009, but the tune has now morphed into a Beatlesque cum motion picture soundtrack.
When asked to describe the approach to the album, always entertaining Of Montreal front man Kevin Barnes told SPIN.com, "If Philip K. Dick was a black soul singer in the '70s, what kind of songs would he write? Or, If William S. Burroughs was a black songwriter from the '70s what kind of song would he write?" Um . . . right.
False Priest was produced by Jon Brion (Aimee Mann, Fiona Apple, Rufus Wainwright, Kanye West). Here's the track listing (note the special guests!):
1 I Feel Ya' Strutter
2 Our Riotous Defects [ft. Janelle Monáe]
3 Coquet Coquette
4 Godly Intersex
5 Enemy Gene [ft. Janelle Monáe]
6 Hydra Fancies
7 Like a Tourist
8 Sex Karma [ft. Solange Knowles]
9 Girl Named Hello
10 Famine Affair
11 Casualty of You
12 Around the Way
13 You Do Mutilate?