Lots of good news today about the 2013 Savannah Stopover festival.

CEO Kayne Lanahan and her team announced the first 40 bands and a few other details for March 7-9, including of Montreal performing a free show in Forsyth Park on Friday, March 8. What a coup.

For lots more details, check out Savannah Stopover returns with free concert in Forsyth Park; In its third year, festival will feature more than 70 bands by Jason Kendall in Tuesday’s Savannah Morning News.

Savannah Stopover also got a huge PR boost on Monday from Paste, which featured the lineup on its homepage. That’s tremendous national — even international — exposure.

I’ll have more to say about the announced bands in my Man About Town column in Do in the SMN on Thursday, so I’ll only add here a few clips and other embeds of of Montreal:

Btw, of Montreal is currently raising money on Kickstarter for Song Dynasties, a feature length documentary:

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