Locals Only is a new feature in which we ask an artist to give us the inside scoop on his or her hometown, specifically by telling us about their favorite restaurant, bar, club, and record store, along with a unique locale of their choosing.
Much has changed in the four years since Mike Silver issued his debut LP as CFCF, Continent. The R&B and disco undercurrents of that record eventually transformed into acoustic collages on 2011's Exercises, which were followed this year by the repetitious compositions of Music for Objects. Earlier this month, CFCF offered up Outside, an album that was largely written while he was traveling on trains and buses. It's his sophomore full-length for Dummy/Paper Bag, and an effort that in many ways ties together the diverse musical avenues he's explored over the years. Still, despite all his stylistic changes, one thing has remained constant for CFCF—his home base of Montreal. Given his status as a Montreal lifer, we figured that Silver would be an excellent candidate for this inaugural edition of Locals Only, and he was kind enough to send along a few words about a handful of his favorite haunts. Read more »