TVD Vinyl Giveaway:
of Montreal’s Paralytic Stalks (Yellow!)

Of all the bands that you listen to.  Of all the things that you would want.  Of all the vinyl that you might get your hands on. Why not… of Montreal?

The colossal creative force spearheaded by Kevin Barnes releases their ELEVENTH studio album Paralytic Stalks TODAY, via Polyvinyl. The gatefold 2xLP is 180g yellow vinyl, one disc mixed opaque, one disc plain opaque, both discs gorgeous. We’ve been fortunate enough to be able to claim a copy for one of our loyal readers, so here’s your opportunity to throw your hat in the ring for the chance to win this complex piece of aural artwork, sure to stimulate and demand intrigue.

Since its inception in 1996, of Montreal’s sound has had moved, shifted, evolved, adopted, contorted, and manipulated through all sorts of styles and genres.  Their complex discography has played with obscure yet dancey anthems, fooled around with inventive excursions that teeter on dissonance, and toyed with what may be considered palatable without claiming loyalty to one brand or style of music, always coming across as accessible (enough).  Barnes’ lyricism similarly claims a large range of variety with songs caked in reference to serious mental breakdowns to light-hearted searches for fuck-buddies.

Paralytic Stalks is yet another impressive effort whose diversity in sound is only properly given justice by actually sitting down and listening to its massive wall of sound.  So how could you possibly get your hands on such a get?  It’s simple!  With of Montreal’s name representing the United State’s Hat (Canada), let us know aboot your favorite product of our good friends up north, eh? 

Since I’m  more than a little obsessed with IDM, I’m gonna have to go with an artist who was a stronghold of the late-great Merck Records and say Ilkae.

Give us your two cents in the comments below, and we’ll pick the winner a week from today, on Tuesday (2/14)! The winner must have a mailing address in North America.

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  • http://frednula.blogspot.com/ Frednula

    I’ve got to show some love for Joel Plaskett, an artist who continues to operate under the radar up north and deserves far greater recognition.

  • Allison

    William Shatner. His work on Boston Legal and his fantastic 2004 Ben Folds produced record, Has Been, alone make him my favorite Canadian.

  • Brandon

    Easy. Cirque Du Soleil.

    (btw I just wanted to say, this album has been getting so-so reviews from the blogs I follow, but I disagree. I dig it. If you haven’t listened to it, you should.)

  • Nick Jordan

    Obviously Canadian bacon.

  • http://www.weshouldbestrangers.com/ weshouldbestrangers

    do make say think

  • JosePerezFM

    Leonard Cohen of course.

  • 13igriffin

    I went on a school trip to Quebec one time, and I remember that we went to some back of the woods cabin where they made their own maple syrup. The weird part was that al the food they served there was drizzled in syrup. The meat, the bread, the veggies. It was weird, but it actually tasted good. Oh, canada.

  • keepyourheart

    Death From Above 1979!

  • PhilipDavis

    Milk. Milk in a bag.

  • Bandball

    This of Montreal album will be awesome 😀

  • dallasshaldune

    Arcade Fire.

  • http://indiehipsterawesomeness.Tumblr.Com/ OFKEVINBARNES

    Ok so it is bettween William Shatner or Poutine:)!!!

  • jomobonesmuggler

    Real Maple Syrup it’s F***ing delicious….

    J Green

    [email protected]

  • risa

    clearly alex trebek

  • chasetokes

    duct tape and smarties!

  • RyanNotlikedaRestBrenner

    Tokyo Police Club

  • MonathanJondragon

    This album rules! Please pick me!

  • Ben S

    Tim Horton’s, best coffee & donuts shop ever.

  • http://indiehipsterawesomeness.Tumblr.Com/ OFKEVINBARNES

    Me/IM CANADIAN!!!

  • fappycat

    Ketchup chips!

  • Steve

    Owen Pallett, duh.

  • ItsBridj

    The Kids in the Hall! Flying Pig foreverrrrr!

  • Shratnel

    Conan O Brian and liters of cola

  • Dee

    Justin Bieber. Hah! Just joshing with you guys. But… Canadian products, ey? Leslie Nielsen! And lets not forget about Wolf Parade… :'(

  • http://sundaymorningvarietyhour.blogspot.com/ victoriaj

    neil young.

  • mysteriouswavve

    michael j. fox

  • BlooSky

    Justin Bieber. Hahhh, I’m just joshing with you guys! I hope I didn’t offend. To make up for that crude joke, I offer Arcade Fire and Wolf Parade to thee. And of course, Leslie Nielsen! :))

  • EddieConnolly

    The best thing Canda has given us is the name Montreal, without that Kevin would have never named his band of Montreal and we wouldn’t have the hauntingly amazing song Montreal off their Cherry Peel album.For a Georgian band, they sure have a lot of Canada 🙂 Also oh god, these yellow LP’s are so pretty!

  • rebel_fm_fan

    Broken Social Scene!

  • EricG84

    Maple Syrup!!!

  • ray_man

    Free health care, something the states dont have and probably will never.

  • sagecoutay

    How about a great band from my hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan = Library Voices. That and beer that you can TASTE!!!!

  • Goose

    We can thank Brenda Milner, PhD, and her pioneering research w/ H.M. for our understanding of human memory. This research was conducted at McGill University in the late 50’s. Hooray psychology major!!!

  • lilroses123

    Hockey. With out hockey I would not be able to enjoy those wonderful men skating around during the Stanley Cup sporting full beards. With out hockey I would have thought, being from florida, that beards that wonderful were just an urban legend. I have never known how much I like a man with a beard.

  • EddieMachete

    the Scott Pilgrim comic book series is set in Canada.. and it’s one of the greatest graphic novels of all time. Reading all the volumes to of Montreal records is a perfect night. And I need Paralytic Stalks to finish the last book.

  • QuintonCaringella

    Canada is a mecca of musical culture. From the aforementioned greats like Leonard Cohen and Neil Young, to modern indie giants like Arcade Fire and Wolf Parade, and especially lesser-known geniuses like Frog Eyes and the Unicorns, Canada’s thriving music scene cannot and should not be ignored.

  • QuintonCaringella

    Canada is a mecca of musical culture. From the aforementioned greats like Leonard Cohen and Neil Young, to modern indie giants like Arcade Fire and Wolf Parade, and especially lesser-known geniuses like Frog Eyes and the Unicorns, Canada’s thriving music scene cannot and should not be ignored. However if I must pick one artist I’d say nick thorburn, a prolific and multi-talented artist that has spent the last 10 years lending his musical talents to The Unicorns, Islands, Reefer, Human Highway, Mister Heavenly in addition to being a very talented artist (with a comic book coming out soon) who has and continues to leave his mark on independant music.

  • http://thegorgeouscolours.bandcamp.com/ Simon

    I know it’s obvious but it’s gotta be Neil Young hands down. Listening to my copies of Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere and Zuma on vinyl is as good as it gets!

  • John

    Coeur de Pirate! That girl reminds me why I’m learning French every time I listen to her 🙂 A real Canadian gem!

  • http://evilgerald.tumblr.com/ EvilGerald

    Canada has some of the absolute best music from around the world. Tokyo Police Club, Alexisonfire, Nana Grizol, Tegan And Sara, but my absolute favourite would have to be The Weakerthans.Also Canadian bacon.

  • slowen

    Final Fantasy / Owen Pallett

  • DaveGeorgia

    well it has to be the interjection “eh!” which can turn any comment into a question or can reinforce the importance of your statement. It’s perfect, it’s simple, it’s nationally understood…from coast to coast, eh!?!

  • cal50

    -The fact that they call the letter Z “zed”. That’s fantastic in my book.-Neil Young, specifically 70s Neil Young

    -Better health care than the U.S.I don’t have a livefyre account so if you choose me, my e-mail is [email protected]. Thanks

  • cal50

    -The fact that they call the letter Z “zed”. That’s fantastic in my book.

    -Neil Young, specifically 70s Neil Young.

    -Better health care than the U.S.

  • Brian Schmidt

    Tim Hortons, Molson Ice and Wayne Gretzky’s daughter.

  • DWalk

    Terrance and Phillip!

  • anarchymcgee

    Broken Social Scene!

  • Zach Goodwin

    My god. That is some fine looking vinyl. But as to the question at hand, the best thing about the great white north? Simple:Poutineen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poutine

    Canada asked themselves, how can we make fries both more addictively tasty and debilitatingly fattening? The answer was obvious…and delicious.

  • Nicole Ortiz

    METRIC!!!!<3

  • park_d

    Kids in the hall, Alden Penner, and Loonies. Loonies.

  • Steve Nimitz

    The best beer I ever had was a Honey Blonde at La Diable on Mont Tremblant in Quebec. It was paired with caribou sausage and coarse ground mustard. So good. Oh! Did I mention Canadian mayonnaise? It’s soooooo much better than what we have in the States. I guess this turned into a post about loving Canadian food.

  • LucasCard0so

    Definitely the zipper. Thats shit’s genius. Plexiglass is pretty neat too

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