The Past is a Grotesque Animal [Of Montreal Cover]

August 12, 2009

Yesterday I heard via that Squeak E Clean Productions was looking for a male vocalist to be featured in an upcoming short film directed by Spike Jonze. If you are not familiar with his work then please stop reading this right now. Seriously. Head over to your local video store and pick up a copy of Being John Malkovich and Adaptation. You can thank me later :)

Spike is an artist's artist. He directs, writes, produces, dances - trust me, IMDB him, he's pretty awesome. In case you can't tell, I'm a big fan of his work so I was stoked to see that he was creating an opportunity for independent artists to be able to collaborate with him. What was even cooler was that the audition for the gig simply consisted of recording a performance clip of Of Montreal's "The Past is a Grotesque Animal". No cold calls, analytics, or PowerPoints, just a YouTube video. Pretty sweet, huh? Are there any Of Montreal fans here?

This is what I put together. Let me know what you think! Do you love it/hate it? Did I do it justice? Would you like to see some other covers find their way onto our Youtube page? Leave us some comments with your thoughts!

Thanks again to Spike Jonze, Squeak E Clean Productions, and!