This is the first in a series of Savannah Stopover previews that I’m planning to post between now and the festival, which runs from March 7 to 9.

I won’t be previewing all the acts — not even close — and in many of these posts I might not even have a lot to say. Just some clips or videos or photos or links — enough to give readers and listeners a chance to sample the musician or band.

Once the Stopover folks launch their full website with exact times and band profiles, I’ll link to those here.

It seems especially pointless for me to try to write some sort of huge piece giving background on a known quantity like of Montreal, the Athens-based band that’s booked for what promises to be an extraordinary, free, all-ages show in Forsyth Park on the evening of Friday, March 8th.

of Montreal has over 220,000 fans on Facebook. The band recently raised almost $95,000 via Kickstarter for the provocative “Song Dynasties” feature length documentary.

There’s obviously tons more information on the band’s website.

Visit Savannah is one of the presenting sponsors for of Montreal’s appearance in Forsyth; the Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine, and savannahnow.com also recently announced their role as a presenting sponsor for the show.

A few tunes and videos:

And from the Kickstarter campaign: