ALBUM REVIEW: â€œFalse Priestâ€ Of Montreal
While Of Montreal might be notorious for bringing bands like Stars to the proverbial music table,Â False Priest delivers as anÂ Arcade Fire meets VNV Nation album.
The album leads off with a throwback-feeling song,Â “I Feel YaÂ Stutter,” featuring a falsetto and a 70s feeling. The lyrics empathize with feeling lucky to have a great gal on your arm and tells listeners that no one can be hated by everyone. The lyrics bring the song through though, sometimes the vocals feel a bit cheesy throughout the album. Standout trackÂ “You Do Mutilate?”Â feels like great traveling music. Imagine driving long distances and hearing the song for a moment. You’d be sure to pull over on the road just to groove it.Â “Sex KarmaÂ andÂ Like A Tourist”Â provide similar feelings to listeners. While channelingÂ Portishead,Â “Casualty of You”Â is a heart-wrenchingÂ love songÂ that ambitiously causes the listener to physically feel the song. Unfortunately, the track feels out of place with the good time the rest of the album grants.
False Priest is sometimes choppy, frequently indie, and a great match for fans ofÂ Maximo Park andÂ having a good time.