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ALBUM STREAM: of Montreal – ‘Aureate Gloom’

Of Montreal will release their newest full-length, Aureate Gloom, on March 3 through Polyvinyl Records, but as of today, you can stream the entire album over at NPR.org. Check it out and let us know what you think in the replies. The 10-track effort will act as the group’s first attempt since 2013’s Lousy with […]

STREAM: Of Montreal – “Empyrean Abattoir”

On March 3, Of Montreal will release their thirteenth studio album, titled Aureate Gloom, via Polyvinyl. At the time of the album announcement, they revealed the lead single, titled “Bassem Sabry.” For almost a month they hadn’t released any new music, but now they’ve changed that. The band has unleashed the second single off Aureate […]

UTG PREVIEW: Why Middle of the Map Is Festival Season’s Best Kept Secret

Tucked away in the heart of the Midwest, Middle of the Map Fest has became one of the premier festival stops for up-and-coming indie artists. After three years of experimentation with the festival, MOTMF has produced a near-perfect lineup for this year’s event, which is set to take place this weekend in Kansas City. 2014 […]

Listen To New of Montreal Single Off Record Store Day 7″

Earlier today, Stereogum premiered the of Montreal song “Jigsaw Puzzle.” Recorded during the making of their most recent full-length, last year’s Lousy With Sylvianbriar, the track carries a familiar contradiction of miserable lyrics sung with loud exuberance. The narrator’s love has found someone new and the pieces to complete the titular puzzle are missing, but that […]

WATCH: Of Montreal Premiere Video

In a follow-up to last year’s Lousy With Sylvianbriar, the glam rockers have debuted a video for “She Ain’t Speakin’ Now,” off of the album. The video was directed by Nina Barnes (also known as the wife of frontman Kevin Barnes and former member of the band Ethnobabes) and features different depictions of people through colored […]

REVIEW: Of Montreal – ‘Lousy With Sylvianbriar’

Artist: Of Montreal Album: Lousy With Sylvianbriar Genre: Psychedelic pop Label: Polyvinyl Hearing Of Montreal’s music for the first time is a trip in every sense of the word. When they formed in 1996, frontman Kevin Barnes wound up creating not just a new church, so to speak, but an entire religion. It’s all too […]

STREAM: Of Montreal – “Belle Glade Missionaries”

Indie’s relentless music-makers Of Montreal are putting out another art rock record this year, Lousy with Sylvianbriar, that hits shelves October 7.  They just released a new track from the album called “Belle Glade Missionaries” which you can listen to below via Soundcloud. “Belle Glade Missionaries” brings folk to the forefront, keeping the psychedelic antics to […]

Of Montreal Announce Tour, Stream “She Ain’t Speakin’ Now”

Of Montreal have had a special place in my heart ever since I was a depressed teenager whose only emotionally outlet was happily singing along to (and yes, this is a real song title from The Early Four Track Recordings) “Dustin Hoffman Becomes Indignant And Wets Himself.” Though their style has not changed an incredible […]

Of Montreal Announce Tour Dates

Experimental indie pop group Of Montreal are hitting the road once again this fall to tour through North America. Surf band La Luz will be joining them on most dates. See the full list of dates after the jump. This tour will be in support of their upcoming album, lousy with sylvianbriar (it really is […]

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 […]

Of Montreal Making Documentary, Launch Kickstarter Campaign

All the cool kids nowadays are crowd funding music projects; earlier this year, we saw Amanda Palmer do it and The Venetia Fair do it, and now indie rockers Of Montreal are doing it, too. Of Montreal is different, however, in that they are not funding an album nor a tour; they are instead trying […]

WATCH: Of Montreal – “Little Bird” (Acoustic Beach Boys Cover)

Of Montreal consists primarily of indie rocker Kevin Barnes. He posted on Youtube earlier today a video of him covering the Beach Boys by himself, and it’s a really interesting performance. I say “interesting” because fans of the Beach Boys and Of Montreal will probably feel strange about by its simplicity, but will still love […]