of Montreal Pull Out Of Israeli Festival

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Of Montrealof Montreal have pulled out of the Israeli Meteor Festival, which is scheduled to take place this weekend in Tel Aviv. “After exhausting all of the different possible ways of justifying playing an Israeli party festival, while the political and military leaders of the country continue their murderous and brutal policies against the … More »

Locate S,1 – “Owe It 2 The Girls” Video

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The subtle glow cast by Christina Schneider’s earlier jazz-influenced bedroom pop brightens with her new project, Locate S,1. “Owe It 2 The Girls,” the first track released under the newly minted moniker, boasts a sparkling jangle and nostalgic mid-fi production. An ’80s sensibility is supported by the song’s likeminded visual treatment and Schneider’s charming falsetto, … More »

Watch of Montreal’s Theatrical Performance On The Opposition With Jordan Klepper

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Comedy Central’s new satirical right-wing talking-head show The Opposition With Jordan Klepper hasn’t yet become a stop on the late-night album-promotion circuit, but that’s starting to change. Earlier this year, Ty Segall, who wrote and recorded the show’s theme music, also became its first-ever musical guest. Segall also had to submit to Klepper’s fake-Republican … More »

of Montreal – “Plateau Phase/No Careerism No Corruption” Video

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Last month, Kevin Barnes announced his latest of Montreal album, White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood. The album was partially inspired by ’80s dance remixes, hence the song’s extended runtimes and unwieldy titles. We’ve already heard “Paranoiac Intervals/Body Dysmorphia,” which was on the darker side of the oM spectrum, and its follow-up “Plateau Phase/No Careerism No … More »

of Montreal – “Love Isn’t A Right” (Molly Drake Cover)

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In the spirit of the Hallmark season, Amazon is updating their dual original Valentine’s Day playlists, “Love Me” and “Love Me Not.” We heard a couple bits from “Love Me” last week via Dan Auerbach and Common Holly (covering Frank Ocean, no less). On “Love Me Not,” indie psych-pop veterans of Montreal, who … More »

of Montreal – “Paranoiac Intervals/Body Dysmorphia”

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Kevin Barnes has announced a new of Montreal album called White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood, the follow-up to 2016’s Innocence Reaches and last year’s Rune Husk EP. According to Barnes, the new LP was heavily inspired by ’80s club remixes, and the squelchy synth-funk of lead single “Paranoiac Intervals/Body Dysmorphia” thumps appropriately. Listen and … More »

Go Your Own Way: 25 Notable Divorce Albums

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Pop music is littered with the shattered remains of relationships. As the stereotype goes: Personal strife often makes for good art. And for many artists, nothing is more of a catalyst for a great song than romantic discord or destruction. The list of classic breakup songs and albums feels endless; some artists’ whole catalogs seem … More »

Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? Turns 10

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omhissingfaunaartKevin Barnes spent the winter on the verge of a total breakdown while living in Norway. He says as much on “A Sentence Of Sorts In Kongsvinger,” the jubilant sixth track on Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? Released a decade ago today and a decade into of Montreal’s career, the album stands as … More »

Stream of Montreal Rune Husk EP

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C2EEsI4UAAEJzj6of Montreal put out their most recent album, Innocence Reaches, back in August, and today they’ve dropped a new EP called Rune Husk with very little fanfare. (Some would even call it a … surprise release.) It’s the first release on Kevin Barnes’ new digital record label Sybaritic Peer, and it contains four previously … More »

Stream The Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl Comp

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Polyvinyl Plays PolyvinylIllinois indie rock label Polyvinyl Records is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a neat bit of self-referential reflection. On the 20-track compilation Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl, the label’s past and present artists cover each other. Some of the combinations are obvious (Beach Slang covering Japandroids), some not so much (Braid covering Alvvays). But all are worth … More »