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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 release a video for the single, which was directed and produced by Ben Rouse, and features members of the band frolicking in a kind of psychedelic garden. Its absurdity and… More »

By: 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 still for almost two decades. Everyone has their favorite oM era — mine’s Satanic Panic through Skeletal Lamping — but, above all, the band has always possessed a remarkable consistency. More »

By: 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 in the city’s scattered lineup, but still. It takes place this from March 25-29 and features the likes of TV On The Radio, Viet Cong, Delicate Steve, Of Montreal, Nikki… More »

By: 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 Gloom. According to frontman Kevin Barnes, the album is both inspired by the “mid to late ’70s music scene in New York” and by his own recent divorce. The band… More »

By: 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 in New York,” or so he told us in our interview with him from earlier this year. Aureate Gloom will be of Montreal’s thirteenth album, and it was written after… More »

By: 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 kicked off with an official “David Bowie Day.” In that time, it’s become a hotspot for celebrities to visit while in the city: Usher brought his kids there this week,… More »

By: 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 attached to the church in which R.E.M. played their first show in 1980. The church is no longer a performance space and has been mostly torn down, but the “R.E.M. More »

By: Maggie Stamets / November 3, 2014 - 2:24 pm

Q&A: Kevin Barnes On Of Montreal’s Next Album Aureate Gloom

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / October 2, 2014 - 9:36 am

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 a tweet today, they said that the Flaming Lips, of Montreal, Bleached, White Fence, and more would make appearances. So far, we’ve heard studio versions of “How Can You Really“… More »

By: 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 the more appropriate moniker Hammer Throw, have completely nailed their part in creating the film’s anthem, “Young Champion.” As 13-year-old Rad Miracle (yes … that is seriously the character’s name)… More »

By: 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 gratefully wide definition which led to a varied and far-reaching lineup. Current psych masters like Panda Bear and of Montreal performed alongside old guards like the Zombies while stranger, more… More »

By: 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 10-year anniversary arrives that same month. It will be a double-vinyl release, with the second disc containing unreleased tracks from those sessions, but it will also include something more recent:… More »

By: 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’ Now.” Directed by Nina Barnes — wife of frontman Kevin Barnes — the video layers different images of people over a ton of filters, colors, and psychedelic images. Watch it… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 27, 2014 - 11:00 am

of Montreal Albums From Worst To Best

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 »

By: John Everhart / November 12, 2013 - 12:19 pm

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 previously worked on “Sails Hermaphroditic,” to direct and she’s culled together a combination of deliberately-shot footage, as well as more candid material. It’s also a wee bit unsafe for work. More »

By: 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 Barnes recorded it at home on a 24-track recorder. The album is only a week away from release, and we’ve already heard the early tracks “fugitive air,” “She Ain’t Speakin’More »

By: 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 country pop of his new album, of Montreal seem to just keep moving forward without a care as to what’s expected of them. This new one off lousy with sylvianbriarMore »

By: 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 with sylvianbriar, this release will be a lot more lowkey than what we’ve come to expect from the band and you can hear that here with the Haight-Asbury flavor of… More »

By: 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 Stalks with a new album called lousy with sylvianbriar. The band recorded the new one in a home studio on a 24-track recorder, and they’re promising something a little more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 10, 2013 - 12:19 pm

Watch Jessie Ware & The xx Cover Modjo & Stardust In Berlin

At Berlin’s Night + Day Festival over the weekend, the xx invited Jessie Ware, their peer in warm, poised, inward-looking London club music, to the stage for something very cool. Over the track from Jamie xx’s “Sunset” edit, they fused together two circa-2000 rave classics: Modjo’s “Lady (Hear Me Tonight)” and Stardust’s “Music Sounds BetterMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2013 - 12:29 pm
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