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Holy Freaking Crap! New Music From of Montreal

Who’s excited!?!

of Montreal is back, and on UR FUN, Kevin Barnes is more candid than ever. The public diary that started with classic album Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? and earned love from The Guardian, Pitchfork, NME, SPIN, etc. has continued into a growing string of increasingly personal works. After several albums recorded with collaborators and various band members, Barnes opted to record this one completely alone. In his home studio in Athens, Georgia, Barnes isolated himself in creative hibernation, working obsessive 12-plus hour days arranging manic synth and drum machine maps on a computer screen with bouncy, melodic basslines, glam guitars and layered vocal harmonies. The result is ten concise electro-pop songs that expose the depths of his current life, his private thoughts (both optimistic and brooding) and his passionate relationship with songwriter Christina Schnieder. Check out the new track “Peace To All Freaks” below.

 

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Skeletal Lamping

I don’t know about you, but I am excited about the new Of Montreal album that’s coming out this upcoming Tuesday (the 21st)!!!

And great news! You can pre-order it on Amie Street for just FIVE bucks!!!

And did you read the interview in Rolling Stone about Of Montreal’s frontman Kevin Barnes?! (It’s a must-read!)

Also check out their Skeletal Lamping review!

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