Eccentric indie band of Montreal will return to Missoula for a concert at The Wilma on September 19, 2022 with support from Locate S, 1.
of Montreal was formed in 1996 by frontman and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Barnes. They’ve released 17 full length studio albums, including their 2021 release I Feel Safe with You, Trash. Possibly they’re most notable album, Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?, came out in 2007. Pitchfork gave the album 8.7/10 stars and called it “ceaselessly fascinating and inexhaustibly replayable.”
of Montreal is known for their theatrical live performances, often including costume changes, projections, a rotating array of stage props, and an overall eccentric stage presence. Their sound varies from neo-psychedelia to 80s inspired dance music. Check out these wild photos from their 2018 show in Missoula.
Currently, of Montreal is gearing up for the release of their next album Freewave Lucifer f<ck f^ck f>ck.
About of Montreal
When creators f<ck with how we experience time and space, great fictions emerge: H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, the Terminator franchise, Avengers: Endgame. But what happens to artists when the flow of time gets f^cked up IRL? When an hour stretches into eternity, and the voices in your head begin to echo through empty rooms?
If you’re Kevin Barnes, the creative visionary behind of Montreal, Freewave Lucifer f<ck f^ck f>ck happens.
Isolation and uncertainty loomed throughout the genesis of the band’s latest studio album. “The experience of just trying to keep my head above water and navigate through the last couple years played a huge role in this record,” says Barnes.
These expansive selections contrast markedly with the focused pop of 2020’s UR FUN, which was crafted for visceral thrills and the concert stage. As it was for countless musicians around the world, the inability to tour eliminated one of the linchpins of Barnes’ creative process. “I didn’t know if we’d ever tour again, so I didn’t consider that side of things.” Denied social interaction and diverse experiences, Barnes delved inward. Continue reading…