Of Montreal have recently revealed initial details about their new album, 'Paralytic Stalks' alongside the release of their career-spanning 'Cassette Box Set'. Frontman Kevin Barnes recently talked with Pitchfork about the progress he's made in the studio on behalf of the band's 11th album. Barnes is putting the finishing touches on the LP at his Apollinaire Rave studio in Athens, GA and is set for an early 2012 release via long time label Polyvinyl Records.
Kevin also elaborates in the interview about of Montreal's forthcoming 'Cassette Box Set' release available 25th October via Joyful Noise. Limited to just 500 hand-numbered copies, the collection features all 10 of Montreal LPs in cassette format -- from 'Cherry Peel' (1997) to 'False Priest' (2010) -- and is housed in a custom-built wooden box, screen-printed with original artwork from David Barnes. In addition to the image on the right, you can view more pictures of the box
Each of the 10 cassettes include the original album art. Purchase includes an instant MP3 download of the band's 10 full-length albums. The custom boxes were designed and constructed by Deep Wood Workshop, and screen-printed by In Case of Emergency Press. From the 12th September, fans can pre-order 'Cassette Box Set' for $75 for one-week only. Then from 19th September the price goes up to $100. Copies can be pre-ordered from Joyful Noise
'Cassette Box Set' includes:
'Cherry Peel' (1997, Bar/None)
'The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy' (1998, Kindercore)
'The Gay Parade' (1999, Bar/None)
'Coquelicot Asleep in the Poppies: A Variety of Whimsical Verse' (2001, Kindercore)
'Aldhils Arboretum' (2002, Kindercore)
'Satanic Panic in the Attic' (2004, Polyvinyl)
'The Sunlandic Twins' (2005, Polyvinyl)
'Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?' (2007, Polyvinyl)
'Skeletal Lamping' (2008, Polyvinyl)
'False Priest' (2010, Polyvinyl)
of Montreal are set to play a few shows Stateside in Autumn, more details are on the band's site.