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of Montreal have finished recording the follow-up to last year’s Lousy With Sylvianbriar. It’s called Aureate Gloom, and it’s coming out in early 2015. Kevin Barnes describes it as a chaotic record that spans many moods and genres in an attempt to wrap his head around the personal upheaval in his life over the past… More »

The name of the game for of Montreal has always been evolution. Their current incarnation, making its debut on their newest album Lousy With Sylvianbriar, favors whip-smart, sinewy rock songs, eschewing the dance pop they’ve embraced in recent years, while baring a faint resemblance to the classicist proclivities they favored early in their career. Yet… More »

There area few extra videos from this week and last, since I was out of town last Friday and missed doing the roundup. This time there are new clips from Shit Robot, Chromeo, Nachtmystium, and of Montreal. One thing I noticed: Many of the videos have female protagonists. Three of them are entirely female worlds,… More »

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of Montreal – “Last Rites At The Jane Hotel” Video

of Montreal have shared a video for "Last Rites At The Jane Hotel," a track from Kevin Barnes' latest effort, Aureate Gloom. The animated stop-motion…
James Rettig | August 6, 2015 - 1:46 pm

of Montreal – “Bassem Sabry” Video

Last week, of Montreal released their 13th album, Aureate Gloom, and we heard the album's opening track, "Bassem Sabry," back in 2014. Today, the band…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 10, 2015 - 2:20 pm

Stream of Montreal Aureate Gloom

It's easy to take Kevin Barnes for granted. Over thirteen full-lengths and just about as many changes in style, of Montreal have refused to sit…
James Rettig | February 23, 2015 - 9:34 am

Treefort Music Fest 2015 Lineup

Boise, Idaho hosts one of the best-named music festivals in America, the Treefort Music Fest. I'm pretty sure there are no actual treehouse venues included…
Caitlin White | January 27, 2015 - 5:54 pm

of Montreal – “Empyrean Abattoir”

A year and change after releasing Lousy With Sylvianbriar, Athens glam crew of Montreal return in a couple of months with the new LP Aureate
Tom Breihan | January 7, 2015 - 11:28 am

of Montreal – “Bassem Sabry”

Kevin Barnes has reinvented of Montreal's sound many times over now, and for his next album, he's channeled the "mid to late '70s music scene…
James Rettig | December 9, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Watch of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes Cover “Moonage Daydream” & “Hang Onto Yourself” At MCA Chicago’s “David Bowie Is” Exhibit

David Bowie's career retrospective David Bowie Is made its U.S. debut at the Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago just about two months ago when it…
James Rettig | November 21, 2014 - 6:06 pm

R.E.M., Neutral Milk Hotel, of Montreal Donate Items To Crowdfund Athens Steeple Restoration

R.E.M., Neutral Milk Hotel, and of Montreal are donating to the restoration of the St. Mary's Church steeple in Athens, Georgia. The steeple was once…
Maggie Stamets | November 3, 2014 - 2:24 pm

Foxygen’s …And Star Power Features Flaming Lips, of Montreal, White Fence, Bleached, & More

When Foxygen announced their new album ...And Star Power, they promised a "gaggle of guest stars" and now they've revealed some of that gaggle. In…
James Rettig | September 10, 2014 - 8:09 pm

of Montreal (aka Hammer Throw) – “Young Champion” Video

While it’s still kind of early to get a consensus on the nostalgia-porn ’80s-movie parody Ping Pong Summer, one thing is clear: of Montreal, under…
Miles Bowe | May 29, 2014 - 4:59 pm

Photos: Austin Psych Fest 2014

This past weekend Austin Psych Fest hosted a ton of great bands that generally would fall under the umbrella of being psychedelic. That is a…
Miles Bowe | May 5, 2014 - 4:33 pm

of Montreal – “Jigsaw Puzzle” (Stereogum Premiere)

This Record Store Day (April 19), of Montreal will release a remastered vinyl pressing of their excellent 2004 album Satanic Panic In The Attic, whose…
Miles Bowe | March 5, 2014 - 1:49 pm

of Montreal – “She Ain’t Speakin’ Now” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

of Montreal put out the solid country-tinged album Lousy With Sylvianbriar last year, and now have released a video for album track "She Ain't Speakin'…
Miles Bowe | January 27, 2014 - 11:00 am

of Montreal – “Fugitive Air” Video

of Montreal have delivered a clip for Lousy With Sylvianbriar lead single "Fugitive Air." The arty Athens indie vets enlisted Kevin Barnes' wife Nina, who…
Claire Lobenfeld | October 10, 2013 - 5:34 pm

Stream Of Montreal Lousy With Sylvianbriar

The Georgia art-glam institution of Montreal rarely goes long without releasing a new album. Their next one is called lousy with sylvianbriar, and frontman Kevin…
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2013 - 4:18 pm

of Montreal – “Belle Glade Missionaries”

Kevin Barnes seems to have spent the last half decade following whatever musical whim he wants. From funk to soul and now to the psychedelic…
Miles Bowe | September 12, 2013 - 11:35 am

of Montreal – “She Ain’t Speakin’ Now”

Here’s “She Ain’t Speakin’ Now,” another from Athens, GA vets of Montreal. As Tom mentioned when first heard “fugitive air” from their forthcoming LP lousy
Claire Lobenfeld | August 13, 2013 - 11:51 am

of Montreal – “fugitive air”

Veteran Athens, Georgia art-freaks of Montreal continue to crank out albums with commendable speed, and they've now announced plans to follow up last year's Paralytic
Tom Breihan | July 10, 2013 - 12:19 pm
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