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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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Videos: Wild Belle

Wild Belle joins the Passion Pit tour on the heels of a handful of dates opening for Tennis and a brief stint in NYC that saw the band playing a headline set at Brooklyn’s Zebulon and a performance for the launch of Alexa Chung’s collaboration with Maje.

“Backslider” is another cut from the band’s forthcoming 2013 release Isles. The video, shot and directed by the siblings’ youngest brother Bennet, is an evocative tale of a man who keeps on slipping back into old habits and revisiting old flames. Using projected 35mm film slides from their mother’s travels through Australia, Asia and the American west; it’s these myriad of cultural influences from the siblings’ upbringing that’s reflected in Wild Belle’s music and visuals.

Wild Belle’s live performances have already been recognized for their catchy hooks and breezy sound. The duo, who hails from Chicago, has quickly become one of the most promising acts of 2012! The band received glowing reviews with performances from earlier this year at SXSW, as well as, a sold-out headlining show in London, and support gigs with The Temper Trap, !!!, and The Maccabees.  The band also performed at Hideout Block Party in their hometown of Chicago this last month where the band caught up with the Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot to talk about the birth of Wild Belle.

Wild Bell on tour:

  • 10/18      Raleigh, NC                          Disco Rodeo * SOLD OUT
  • 10/19      Charleston, SC                    Music Farm * SOLD OUT
  • 10/20      Atlanta, GA                          Masquerade Music Park *
  • 10/22      Lake Buena Vista, FL          House of Blues*
  • 10/23      Hollywood, FL                     ArtsPark Amp *
  • 10/24 Gainesville, FL Stephen O’Connor Center *
  • 11/25      San Diego, CA                      Casbah &
  • 11/26      Los Angeles, CA                   Echo &
  • 11/27      San Francisco, CA                Bottom of the Hill&
  • 11/29      Portland, OR                         Doug Fir &
  • 11/30      Seattle, WA                           Neumos &
  • 12/1        Vancouver, BC                      Electric Owl &
  • 12/7        Minneapolis, MN                 7th St Entry
  • 12/8        Milwaukee, WI                     Turner Hall  %
  • 12/9        Chicago, IL                            Metro %

* supporting Passion Pit

& co-headline with Deep Sea Diver

% supporting Of Montreal

 

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Escape to New York Festival

From the creator of the Secret Garden Party UK is the first ever Escape to New York Festival.

The festival includes: three days/nights of some of the best emerging and known musical acts to heard, the world’s biggest brunch at a live music festival, installation and performance art, experimental theater, high-end camping, aka “glamping,” and amazing culinary delights unlike any other festival event.

When?

Friday, Aug. 5th and Saturday, Aug. 6th @ 11 AM until 11:30 PM

Sunday , Aug. 7TH @12:00 PM until 11:00 PM.

It will take place on the Shinnecock Reservation adjacent to Southampton, New York.

Main Stage Line-Up!!!

Friday, August 5th: PATTI SMITH, Best Coast, Chairlift, Lissy Trullie, The Postelles, The Static Jacks

 Saturday, August 6th: EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS, The Vaccines, The Psychedelic Furs, White Rabbits, Au Revoir Simone, The Submarines, Graffiti 6

 Sunday, August 7th: OF MONTREAL, The Jolly Boys, Mates of State, Reptar, Tiger Love, Savoir Adore

Guess what? If you live in the NYC area, you have a chance at winning free tix!

Find a bunny near
you, take a picture with the bunny for a chance to win a set of tickets to the
upcoming Escape to New York festival by submitting your photo to www.facebook.com/escape2ny or www.twitter.com/escape2ny.

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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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