Published Aug 24, 2010Of Montreal's latest album, False Priest, isn't out until September 14, but eclectic frontman Kevin Barnes has already set his sights on the band's next release. The singer told Express Night Out [via Prefix] that he has already recorded an EP, called The Controller Sphere, and plans to release it in spring 2011.
Barnes said, "I wrote so many songs around the False Priest time period, and it's all the songs that for whatever reason didn't make it on to False Priest. But it's pretty much still in the same vein."
Like False Priest, the EP will feature production from Jon Brion. "There's three songs that we were initially going to put on False Priest that we decided to cut at the last second," Barnes revealed. "I haven't decided which I want to put on there but there's a lot of material to choose from."
This EP, along with False Priest and 2008's Skeletal Lamping, will complete a trilogy Barnes first mapped out while making 2007's Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? That album contained a song called "Faberge Falls for Shuggie," with the lyric, "Skeletal lamping / The controller sphere / False priest."
Last week, the band released a gruesome video for the new single "Coquet Coquette." Click on the embedded video below to watch the clip.