Is there any way to justify releasing a single in 2010 for a track that last appeared on your 2007 album? Maybe not, but Of Montreal‘s newest single will have a couple of things going for it. As reported by Pitchfork, the new 12″ for “The Past is a Grotesque Animal”, a song from Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?, will be quite exclusive.
By exclusive, we mean only 500 copies will be made, and the b-side is a promising collaboration between indie heavyweights. Frontman Kevin Barnes came together with ASKA, formerly of the Moonrats, and guitarist Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs to remake the song they recorded for Spike Jonze’s latest short film, an ad for Absolut vodka featuring robots in love called I’m Here. The song, “There Are Many of Us”, is performed in the film by a fictional band called Lost Trees.
The single, which will be on light blue 180-gram vinyl and feature a silk-screened cover, comes out July 27th on Polyvinyl. Of course, we still have our eyes set on Of Montreal’s longer 2010 release, the band’s 10th studio album False Priest.