of Montreal will release their rarities compilation, Daughter of Cloud, on October 23rd via Polyvinyl/Joyful Noise. We’ve heard two relics thus far (“Sails, Hermaphroditic”, “Our Love is Senile”), and now there’s another lost gem to download: “Feminine Effects”. Thanks to vocals by Kevin Barnes’ find, Rebecca Cash, the milky country psych-ballad feels like a warped St. Vincent track, or at least something Annie Clark might sing in a hotel lounge in Kansas City.
“I wrote the song many years ago, and for a long time I was searching for the right girl to sing the lead vocals,” Barnes told Rolling Stone, who premiered the track. “I tried a bunch of different people before I discovered Rebecca Cash. She helped me realize the old school honky tonk vibe I was envisioning.”
(Consequence of Sound)