10th Anniversary Colored 180g 2LP-Set with Tri-Gatefold Packaging featuring Original Album, Complete Companion EP Icons Abstract Thee & Large Format 12" x 12" Lyric Booklet
Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? is of Montreal's landmark 2007 album. The release defined of Montreal's career and continues to be hailed as a classic. It also happens to be Polyvinyl's all-time best-selling album to date. With Hissing Fauna, of Montreal created its masterpiece. It's an irresistible and remarkable album, sounding like a logical extension of the erratic indie-disco sounds of The Sunlandic Twins.
However, Hissing Fauna is also the most personal of Montreal album to date, with Kevin Barnes pouring tremendous amounts of emotion, heartbreak, frustration and elation into its 12 tracks. Written and recorded primarily during what he calls "an insane year," Hissing Fauna saw Barnes adopt a new writing style. It's an unabashedly autobiographical attempt from a songwriter whose early material tended towards characters and story-songs. Barnes continues down the whimsical pop funk path, while changing up its lyrical scope; and Hissing Fauna balances its poppy nature while showcasing brutal and unflinching honesty.
For the 10-year anniversary of the release, Polyvinyl is proud to be issuing an updated vinyl version of Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? Not only is it appearing on colored 180g double vinyl for the first time with tri-gatefold jacket packaging, but it also includes the complete companion EP Icons Abstract Thee, a large format 12" x 12" lyric booklet with additional artwork and a full-album WAV/MP3 download code plus live videos of "She's a Rejecter" and "Faberge" filmed at the Avalon in Los Angeles.