kevin barnes

I’m not looking for happiness or peacefulness or contentment. I’m looking for inspiration. That’s how I want to live. I want to feel a little bit anxious, or even damaged … well, not damaged. But I don’t want to be at peace or mellow. I’m finding that with being neurotic or psychotic, as long as I don’t become a threat to myself or other people, then I’m fine.
—  Kevin Barnes (Interview with Rolling Stone)
Untitled [Diggin' Holes]
  • Untitled [Diggin' Holes]
  • Mysterious Band
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Mysterious Band - Untitled [Diggin’ Holes][Live]

Okay this has a really cool backstory that blew my mind (since I’m a big E6 fan too). In the early 2000s, Isaac Brock teamed up with Elephant 6 members Julian Koster (of Neutral Milk Hotel and The Music Tapes), Bill Doss (of The Olivia Tremor Control), Robbie Cucchiaro (of The Music Tapes), and Kevin Barnes (of of Montreal) and formed a sort of super group only known as “Mysterious Band”. According to people in the E6 facebook group, this band played a few more times with more people.

This recording was released on a compilation called Border Music…Flicker Of A Smile - Athens Experimental (U.S. Pop Life Vol. 10), which was only released in Japan.