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A special new edition of the indie-pop classic. $25

 

Of Montreal
Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?

 

  • First time on colored vinyl (180-Gram Red & Yellow) 
  • Includes the complete companion EP Icons, Abstract Thee
  • Includes lyrics for the first time ever (in the form of a large format 12” x 12” lyric booklet with additional artwork)
  • Includes full-album WAV/MP3 download code + live videos of “She’s a Rejecter” and “Faberge” filmed at the Avalon in Los Angeles

 

Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? is of Montreal's landmark 2007 album. The album defined of Montreal's career and continues to be hailed as a classic.

Pitchfork called the album "Ceaselessly fascinating and inexhaustibly replayable," honoring it with "Best New Music" and placing it in the Top 5 albums of 2007.

With Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?, of Montreal has created its masterpiece. It is an irresistible and remarkable album, sounding like a logical extension of the erratic indie-disco sounds of The Sunlandic Twins.

However, Hissing Fauna is also the most personal of Montreal album to date, with Kevin Barnes, lead of Montreal songwriter, pouring tremendous amounts of emotion, heartbreak, frustration and elation into its twelve tracks.

Written and recorded primarily during what he calls "an insane year," Hissing Fauna sees Barnes adopt a new writing style. It's an unabashedly autobiographical attempt from a songwriter whose early material tended towards characters and story-songs.

Barnes continues down the whimsical pop-funk path, while changing up its lyrical scope; and Hissing Fauna balances its poppy nature while showcasing brutal and unflinching honesty.

CRITICS LISTS:

#5 /Top 50 Albums of the Year – PITCHFORK

#5 /Top 50 Albums of The Year - STEREOGUM

#7 /Top 10 Albums of the Year – UNDER THE RADAR

#9 /Top 10 Albums of the Year - ASSOCIATED PRESS

#10 /Top 10 Albums of the Year - NPR

#10 /Top 25 Albums of the Year - TINY MIX TAPES

#11 /Top 20 Albums of the Year – MAGNET

#20 /Top 40 Albums of the Year - SPIN

#31 /Top 100 Albums of The Year – PASTE

#41/Top 50 Albums of the Year - ROLLING STONE

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#13 /Top 100 Songs of The Year – “The Past Is A Grotesque Animal” - PITCHFORK

#6 /Top 50 Videos of the year -- "Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse" - STEREOGUM