Thursday, February 26, 2009

They Must Be From Montreal

This exercise requires an image editor like Photoshop...

1 - Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random”
or click
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to "Random quotations"
or click
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use photoshop or similar to put it all together.

5 - Post it with this text in the "caption" and TAG the person who tagged you and any friends you want to join in. Also, add an album description if you like*

*Liz's Ammendment: Go to, or any other music reviewing site and get a random review. Stick your band's name and album title into it.

From the Pitchfork Review:


With their constantly evolving sonic identity, in-your-face vocal mannerisms, and open-ended ideas about what their music might "mean," Otto Newman seem designed to inspire obsessive fans and vociferous detractors in equal measure. Men Must Be Affectionate Men, their latest full-length, has been anticipated to an almost ridiculous degree, with blogs and message boards lighting up with each scrap of new information or word of a possible leak.

Although it will be tagged as Otto Newman's "pop" album, Men Must Be Affectionate Men remains drenched in their idiosyncratic sound, a record that no one else could have made. Its songs won't be heard on the radio as Otto Newman's M.O. requires them to exist outside of rigid formats. Nonetheless, they've found a natural way to integrate the sing-along melodies, sticky hooks, and driving percussion that have long been hallmarks of celebratory popular music.

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