Of Montreal Announce New Album, Stream “Fugitive Air”


Experimental indie rock deities Of Montreal have announced plans to release a new album entitled lousy with sylvianbriar (yes, all lowercase) later this year. Even better, you can hear a brand new song right now.

Debuting to coincide with the official album announcement, “Fugitive Air” is the kind of quasi-psychedelic track that could only be birthed from Of Montreal’s collective creativity. It sounds pulled from early 70s folk-rock, but the lyrics and vocal harmonies are undeniably modern. There is no denying that this is an Of Montreal creation, but that doesn’t mean it sounds all that familiar. Stream the song at the end of this post to better understand the point we’re trying to make.

“I knew I wanted the process to be more in line with the way people used to make albums in the late 60s and early 70s,” frontman Kevin Barnes explains of the new LP. “I wanted to work fast and to maintain a high level of spontaneity and immediacy. I wanted the songs to be more lyric driven, and for the instrumental arrangements to be understated and uncluttered.”

lousy with sylvianbriar hits stores October 8. Comment below and let us know your thoughts on the new material.

The first 1,500 copies of the album will be pressed on green vinyl and available to purchase through Polyvinyl’s website, and the rest will come in pink. A limited run of 250 cassettes will be released via Joyful Noise Recordings.

lousy with sylvianbriar Tracklist:
01. fugitive air
02. obsidian currents
03. belle glade missionairies
04. sirens of your toxic spirit
05. colossus
06. triumph of disintegration
07. amphibian days
08. she ain’t speakin’ now
09. hegira émigré
10. raindrop in my skull
11. imbecile rages

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