of Montreal’s “Jigsaw Puzzle” was recorded during the Lousy with Sylvianbriar sessions and will be available as a limited edition 7″ on Record Store Day 2014. And, wow, we are quite impressed with it! It’s just bursting with kinetic energy. One of their most upbeat and rockin’ tracks to date. “If I could finish this jigsaw puzzle, I could start my life again / But I feel like I’m missing too many pieces to make it to the end,” sings Kevin Barnes, sounding wholly inspired. And while some of Montreal songs can be difficult to wrap your head around, this gem of a tune makes perfect sense. Wonderful!
On their latest full-length Lousy with Sylvianbriar, of Montreal adopted a new songwriting approach (writing retreat in San Francisco), a different recording method (direct to 24-track tape machine), and a fresh group of musicians. Inspired by Dylan, the Stones, Neil Young, and more, Paste declared the record “[a] stunning re-imagining of Barnes’ songwriting prowess.” “Jigsaw Puzzle” was recorded during the same sessions that produced Lousy with Sylvianbriar and is now available as a limited edition 7″ for Record Store Day 2014. An alternate version of Lousy with Sylvianbriar track “Triumph of Disintegration” is featured on the B-side.