“Beware Our Nubile Miscreants” (Live on WTMD) (Video)

    Of Montreal are known for their outré live shows, which are executed in a blizzard of color and theatricality. Radio station WTMD managed to persuade them to tone down their antics for this performance of “Beware Our Nubile Miscreants” from Skeletal Lamping, which is delivered in a simple acoustic format.

    Singer Kevin Barnes’s Bowie-isms shine through on this performance, which is somewhat reminiscent of Hunky Dory cuts “Kooks” and “Andy Warhol.” He is joined by guitarist Bryan Poole for the performance, which contains the great rhyming couplet: “While you were bereaving Michael’s death/He was over at Rachel’s cooking crystal meth.” [The Music Slut]