by Julie Wolfson
Electro-art rockers Of Montreal recently unveiled a t-shirt, featuring a cat sprouting George Washington and Ben Franklin heads in vivid Christmas colors, for the Yellow Bird Project to benefit the Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital. The bizarre aesthetics come as no surprise from a band that just last week shared the same bill with Dengue Fever and Grace Jones, filling the Hollywood Bowl stage with animal costumes and imagery, as well as actual live animals—when Janelle Monae joined them onstage she sang walking a dog.
Matt Stotland and Casey Cohen founded the Montreal-based The Yellow Bird Project, in 2006, producing tees from bands like Bon Iver, Rilo Kiley, and The Dears, to raise money for many important charitable organizations including Art For Change, AIDS Society of Canada, Teenage Cancer Trust, and The Elliott Smith Memorial Fund. The Yellow Bird Project's Indie Rock Coloring Book will be available in September.
Buy Of Montreal's shirt for $25 from Yellow Bird Project, with proceeds going to help treat children affected by cancer and other diseases.