Published Jul 03, 2013Of Montreal's albums already look exceptionally bright and snazzy, but their 2005 LP The Sunlandic Twins just got a whole lot flashier thanks to a picture disc pressing from Polyvinyl Records. It ships out on August 9.
The record features the original album cover — designed by songwriter Kevin Barnes' brother David — on the A-side and a different image on the B-side. It's housed in a clear sleeve with a protective flap. You can see what the package looks like above, and check out more images over at Polyvinyl's online store.
The picture disc will be available in a one-time pressing of 535 numbered copies. Pre-order a copy here.
The Sunlandic Twins was Of Montreal's seventh album. It represents a key link in the band's transition from the full-band psych-pop of their early work to the fragmented electronic funk of their Kevin Barnes-masterminded recent material. The songwriter explained in a statement, "The album plays out like an electro pop opera, although no lorgnette is required. The Sunlandic Twins begins buoyant and opalescent, traversing a labyrinthine Neptune, and climaxing in a blackout darkness one only discovers in warm solitude." Our original review of the album called it "a stunning work that is as enjoyable as it is audacious."
Of Montreal's website notes that this record is part of Polyvinyl's newly launched picture disc series. Perhaps more bands from the label's roster will get similar releases in due course.