Essentially of Montreal's first recordings, The Early Four Track Recordings compiles Kevin Barnes' work prior to Cherry Peel.
Don't let the title mislead you -- this album contains some of the best of Montreal songs you will ever hear. The stripped down nature of the recordings allows Kevin's songwriting ability to shine through -- providing insight and depth into his early development and experimentation with the craft.
From its artwork (which features images of psychotic children in chains, mole-birds and bizarre skull creatures) to song titles describing a story involving Dustin Hoffman that is never addressed within the songs themselves, The Early Four Track Recordings is one of of Montreal's more unusual albums -- and also one its most satisfying.
released March 7, 2006
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