Being the eccentric kings of indie rock, of Montreal’s latest entry into the music video is as equally genius as it is out of left field. “Famine Affair” is the second single off False Priest, one of SPIN magazine’s prestigiously top-rated albums of 2010 and the group’s tenth full length release.
“Famine Affair” is one of the group’s most socially conventional songs, which, make no mistake, does not make it in the slightest bit expected. In fact, this particular number allows one to focus in on the powerful and exceptionally well planted lyrics of bitter love. The delivery here finds our elusive star Kevin Barnes singing in a surprisingly lower register, showcasing his endless ability, even after ten albums, to find new and clever ways to take everyone unexpectedly into his grasp. Oh and there is a fat, husky guitar that makes a guest appearance in the song that is guaranteed to blow your mind. Sonically, “Famine Affair” is definitely a deviation of what’s expected from of Montreal, yet at the same time, deviation and reinvention is something we all have come to suppose from this group. Full bio HERE.