Of Montreal is an American rock band from Athens, Georgia. Kevin Barnes founded the group in 1996, and named the band after a failed romance with a women “of Montreal.” They are currently singed to Elephant 6 Collective. Throughout the years, Of Montreal’s musical style has evolved from the late 60’s Beatles influence, to a mixture of electronic, funk, psychedelic, and glam music influenced by artists including, Prince and David Bowie.
Of Montreal has released a total of 12 studio albums. In 2013, Of Montreal posted an announcement on their Facebook page stating that their new album, Lousy with Sylvianbriar, had been completed. Barne’s wrote the album while on a “self imposed isolation experiment in San Francisco” that he embarked on in early 2013. The album was musically inspired by groups The Grateful Dead, Neil Young, and the Flying Burrito Brothers. Lousy with Sylvianbriar’s first single was entitled “Fugitive Air.”
Of Montreal’s latest album, Auerate Gloom, was announced in 2014 and is set to be released in March this year. The record is said to be influenced by the mid to late 70’s music scene in New York. The album captures Barnes’ emotions from his divorce from his wife of 11 years and its aftermath. Barnes described the album as being “all over the place musically.”
Of Montreal at The Mohawk
Friday, April 3, 2015
Doors: 8 PM