Hear of Montreal's Unsolvable 'Jigsaw Puzzle'
  • MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014

  • Posted by: Devin Granados

Record Store Day brings us many treasures of revived tracks and more importantly: special release singles. The lovely Canadian named, non-Canadian alt-rockers of Montreal, are releasing a Record Store Day 10-Year Anniversary version of their popular album Satanic Panic in the Attic. The new remastered record will also feature a new song, "Jigsaw Puzzle".

The poppy yet awkward feeling of listening to of Montreal is still a main component of their sound, but recently they've developed into a more fluent indie rock sound. "Jigsaw Puzzle" retains the unique strangeness of their yesteryear, but introduces their more matured style. Like a post-acid Beatles album, of Montreal has a talent for meshing catchy lyrics into a web of weirdness. If you're not paying attention to the lyrics, "Jigsaw Puzzle" could just be a really cutesy and cheery hop around tune, but listening closer you'll realize it carries a heavily depressing themes.

Let's just take a moment to appreciate the frustration of trying to finish a jigsaw puzzle that's missing key pieces; almost achieving your daunting feat only to realize they were never even in the box...bastards. In light of such injustices committed by puzzle companies, relationships definitely feature many of the same emotions related to the elegant and meticulous task of puzzle solving. So good luck to Kevin Barnes and company, because from the sound of it, their missing pieces are already buried deep beneath their couch cushions.

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