Of Montreal "Know Your Onion"
Published Sep 01, 2004This song is required listening not out of necessity, but out of plain old indie rock curiosity. Of course, there arent any surprises that come with a melodically obsessed pop band covering another melodically obsessed pop band. Of Montreal does a fine job on their rendition of this Shins single. Released on an EP of four covers (also including songs by Broadcast, Gorkys Zygotic Mynci and V-Twin) sold with their latest album, Satanic Panic In The Attic, "Know Your Onion" has a spin to it that is undeniably Of Montreal. But if get distracted for even one moment and come back to it, youd swear it was James Mercer singing. (www.ofmontreal.net/mp3s/shinscover.mp3)