Of Montreal get special guest at New York show

David Byrne turns up in crowd

Of Montreal get special guest at New York show
Of Montreal played their second show at New York's Irving Plaza last night (March 10) before a famous fan.

They performed songs from their newest album, 'Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?' to a sold-out crowd, that included former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne.

The band's line-up changed constantly throughout the night, with drum machines occasionally replacing drums, and two bassists on other numbers. The group played in costume, guitarist BP Helium in a full angel suit, complete with wings. Screens behind the band showed psychedelic animation, including 'Yellow Submarine'-style caricatures of the musicians.

Leader Kevin Barnes, who recently bared all during a gig in Las Vegas, stayed mostly clothed throughout the one-and-a-half hour set. With tightly parted hair, Barnes began the show in a sparkly cape. By the end, he wore a sashed kimono, cut-off shorts, and fishnet stockings.

"It's kind of my concept, to bring world peace to the Earth if everyone had to stand naked in front of their peers once a month," Barnes told Rochester's WITR in February. "I had to pick Vegas because that's the only 21-plus venue we're playing on this tour and I didn't want to become a sex offender, because that would be pretty dreadful."

The full set was:

'Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse'
'So Begins Our Alabee'
'Suffer For Fashion'
'Sink the Seine'
'Cato As A Pun'
'Bunny Ain't No Kind of Rider'
'Disconnect the Dots'
'Will You Come and Fetch Me'
'Requiem For O.M.M. 2'
'The Past is a Grotesque Animal'
'She's a Rejecter'
'I Was Never Young'
'Faberge Falls For Shuggie'
'Oslo In The Summertime'
'Gronlandic Edit'
'Rapture Rapes the Muses'
'Forecast Fascist Future'
'The Party's Crashing Us'
'The Repudiated Immortals'

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