Entries tagged with: Of Montreal
by Bill Pearis
UK artist Dan Croll released his debut album, Sweet Disarray, in early 2014 and spent the summer in Atlanta, GA working on his second with producer Ben H Allen (CeeLo Green, Deerhunter, Animal Collective). That will be out sometime in 2016 but Dan has just released a new single, "One of Us." With lush harmonies this is ebullient pop and you can listen to it below.
After the Knit show, Dan will play the On The Mountain festival at Vermont's Stratton Ski Resort (December 4 - 6). of Montreal, Marian Hill and more will also play. Tickets are on sale, including weekend packages that include a room, lift ticket, ski rentals, as well as transportation from NYC.
After that, Dan Croll plays Los Angeles' The Echo on December 7.
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
A$AP Ferg is opening for G-Eazy at Terminal 5 on January 24. Tickets go on AmEx presale today at 01 AM, general on-sale starts Friday (11/13) at noon.
The Max Levine Ensemble, who have a new album coming out later this month, are playing a show at Silent Barn on November 21 with The Homewreckers, Sundials and CCTV. Tickets will be available at the door.
The Wild Honey Pie is throwing a festival in Vermont from December 4-6 at Stratton Resort with of Montreal, Dan Croll, Marian Hill and more. Tickets are on sale, including an option to get transportation from NYC.
Long Island's new-ish DIY venue Huntington Rd Beach Club has some shows coming up: Machine Girl, Electric Caves, Sad Magic and Dirt Nap on December 12 (free); and Juiceboxxx, Big Breakfast, Pris and Destructasaurus Rex on January 23 ($5). More info at the venue's Facebook page.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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by Andrew Sacher
photo by Kristin Karch
Athens, GA's Mothers began as the solo project of Kristine Leschper, but has since tranformed into a full band with Matthew Anderegg (drums), Drew Kirby (guitar), and Patrick Morales (bass). Their first full-band offering is "No Crying In Baseball," which premieres in this post. It sounds like there's a definite Angel Olsen influence here, both in the fact that Kristine's voice is similar and the way it combines old timey folk with indie rock.
It's a one-off single ahead of their TBA debut album (due in 2016), which was produced by Drew Vandenberg (who's mixed/engineered Deerhunter and of Montreal albums and played on Microcastle/Weird Era Cont.) and features vibraphone from Deerhunter's Josh McKay and bass and string arrangements from McKendrick Bearden (of Grand Vapids). Listen to "No Crying in Baseball," watch a live video of Mothers playing it, and read a quote from Kristine about the song, below.
They also have three of their own dates in NYC. Those happen September 9 at Rockwood Music Hall, September 10 at Pianos and September 11 at Berlin (Jesse Malin's new club that we were talking about earlier today).
All dates are listed below...
by Bill Pearis
Diane Coffee, aka Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming, will release his new album, Everybody's A Good Dog, on September 4 via Western Vinyl. By the sound of first single "Everyday," he's aiming for 1973, squashing Bowie, Elton John, The Stones, Todd Rundgren and a giant bag of glitter into his theatrical worldview. You can stream that below.
You can catch Diane Coffee on tour this fall, on tour with Luna and then Of Montreal. That includes Luna's two sold-out shows at NYC's Bowery Ballroom (10/7 & 10/8), but he's not playing their 10/9 Music Hall of Williamsburg show (no word on who is yet). You can catch Diane Coffee in NYC before that, though, as he'll play Baby's All Right on September 15. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Luna, don't forget, play their first NYC show in 10 years tonight (6/11) in McCarren Park. All Diane Coffee tour dates are listed below...
photo: of Montreal in Chicago in 2012 (more by Sara Pieper)
of Montreal continue to be relentless tourers. Having wrapped up a lengthy tour earlier this month (which hit NYC's Webster Hall in March), they now have several more dates scheduled running from late June through mid-November.
The new dates include an Asbury park show on August 23 at Asbury Lanes with Mothers and a Brooklyn show on September 18 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Surface to Air Missive. Tickets for Asbury and MHOW are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with a recent live session video, below...
by Bill Pearis
Thee Oh Sees are one of many cool artists participating on a new compilation titled 50 Bands And A Cat For Indiana Equality which stands against the recent anti-gay legislation in the state. The comp features 51 tracks by the likes of Deerhoof, Thurston Moore Band, David Yow, Protomartyr and lots more...plus Lil BUB (that would be the "and a Cat" part). You can stream Oh Sees' contribution, "The Ceiling," that is one of their prettier songs, below. The comp is a $25 download and you can choose any of the tracks to be made into a lathe-cut flexi 7". All proceeds go to Freedom Indiana, the ACLU of Indiana, and Indy Pride. All participating bands are listed below and more info is here.
Meanwhile, as Stereogum points out, Thee Oh Sees have shared another song from their forthcoming Mutilator Defeated at Last which is out via Castle Face on May 18. "Withered Hand" is as wild a rager as we've heard from John Dwyer lately, amped and adrenalized. You can stream it below. Thee Oh Sees are now sporting a two-drummer lineup and will be in Texas next month for Austin's Levitation Fest and are also on the lineup of LA's Berserktown II in August.
Dwyer has a new Damaged Bug album on the way too, titled Cold Hot Plumbs, that is out June 9, also on Castle Face. Here he favors synths and while it's poppy, this ain't Visage or Depeche Mode. (Not that there's anything wrong with those bands.) Check out two songs, below.
The band were to have played a lunchtime "Soundcheck Live" show today too (it would have started at 1:30 PM) but it was canceled due to band illness. Tonight's show is still on, though. Rest up, guys.
Meanwhile, of Montreal have a new video for "Bassem Sabry" (from Aureate Gloom) which you can watch below. They've also expanded their tour and all dates, including a slew of SXSW appearances, are listed below....
by Bill Pearis
Former Monotonix frontman Yonatan Gat will release his new solo album, Director, on March 3 via Joyful Noise. As you can hear from album track "North to South," he dabbles in a variety of styles -- some on the avant garde side, some that lean toward pop -- often all at once. Listen below.
To really get the Yonatan Gat experience, you really need to see him live, as he smudges the line between performer and audience. As long as you're prepared to be an active participant, his show's fun. Gat will be touring on the way to and from SXSW, kicking things off with an NYC record release show at Union Pool on March 3 with Beech Creeps, and the Kid Millions / Jim Sauter Duo. Tickets are on sale.
Right after that, he'll be on tour with Of Montreal including their March 11 show at Webster Hall (tickets). Some of the Of Montreal dates (not NYC) are also with Deerhoof. All dates are listed below....
Treefort Music Fest returns to various downtown Boise, ID venues from March 25-29 this year, and the lineup includes TV on the Radio, Built to Spill, of Montreal, Joyce Manor, Viet Cong, Cymbals Eat Guitars, !!!, YACHT, Foxygen, Twerps, Matthew E. White, Omar Souleyman, Posse, Delicate Steve, Craft Spells, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Generationals and more. Tickets are on sale now.
Full lineup below...
by Andrew Sacher
photo: of Montreal in Chicago in 2012 (more by Sara Pieper)
As discussed, of Montreal are releasing a new album called Aureate Gloom on March 3 via Polyvinyl. They've already released the single "Bassem Sabry" and now they've got another one out, "Empryean Abattoir." It starts off as bouncy, classic-sounding of Montreal like the last single, but ends as something much more driving. Check it out below.
The band have also added 2015 tour dates, including NYC on March 11 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now. The tour also includes SXSW, where they'll play the Polyvinyl showcase.
All dates are listed, with the new single, below...
by Bill Pearis
Of Montreal are back with a new album, Aureate Gloom, which will be out March 3 via Polyvinyl. That's the cover art above and album tracklist is below. Main man Kevin Barnes calls the new album "a golden despondency" on which he further elucidates:
I was going through a very stormy period in my life and felt like I was just completely trashed. I might be guilty of sharing or exposing too much of my private life, but to me the best albums are those that help people connect with an artist on a deep, human level and that do so without too much artifice or evasiveness.The new album's first single is "Bassem Sabry" which is definitely in the classic of Montreal bouncy, danceable style. Stream it below.
Kevin Barnes might play a few new songs when he performs at Baby's All Right on Thursday (12/11) which is one of a handful of solo shows he's been doing. Tickets are still available. Of Montreal have tour dates for 2015, too, though nothing in NYC yet. Those are listed below...
of Montreal at Northside Fest 2012 (more by Joe McCabe)
of Montreal will hit the road again in the southern US this January, but ahead of that frontman Kevin Barnes will be performing a few solo shows. One of those gigs happens in NYC on December 11 at Baby's All Right, which seems like a cool place to see him. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with a live video of Kevin playing solo, below...
photos by PSquared
Foxygen @ MHOW 10/8/2014
of Montreal, Deerhoof, Ducktails, The Dodos, Foxygen's Jonathan Rado, and Jacco Gardner are a few of the artists who'll be contributing to Polyvinyl's 4-Track Singles Series Vol. 2. For it they mailed an artist an old Tascam 4-track recorder to record two songs to tape. When they finished, the mailed the machine to the next artist, and so on and so on. Subscribers to the series will receive a limited edition, two-song 7" each month in 2015, pressed on colored vinyl and packaged in a jacket featuring unique artwork by Grammy-nominated artist Jesse LeDoux. Subscriptions are available now and the full roster of 2015 participating artists is below.
Speaking of Foxygen, they were in NYC not too long ago for two shows promoting their new album, ...And Star Power. We posted pictures from Webster Hall already, but now we've got a belated set from Music Hall of Williamsbug, including openers Jungle Green. More pictures below.
THE PAST IS A GROTESQUE ANIMAL is a personal, accessible portrait of an artist - of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes - whose pursuit to make transcendent music at all costs drives him to value art over human relationships. As he struggles with all of those around him, family and bandmates alike, he's forced to reconsider the future of the band, begging the question - is this really worth it?Jason Miller's of Montreal documentary, The Past is a Grotesque Animal, is a very up-close, very personal look at the band and main man Kevin Barnes in particular. The film opens around the country this week at limited engagements. Screening dates are listed below. We're premiering an exclusive clip from the film which you can watch, along with the film's trailer, below.
NYC can see The Past is a Grotesque Animal at the IFC Center on Friday (6/20) and Saturday (6/21) at 9:45 PM and 11:45 PM. The Friday early show is sold out but you can still get tickets to the three other screenings. If you'd like to go for free, we've got a few pairs of tickets to give away to the non-sold-out screenings. Each winner will also get a vinyl copy of Of Montreal's latest LP, Lousy with Sylvainbriar. Details below.
Of Montreal, the band, will be on a tour this fall which doesn't hit NYC. List of screening dates, that exclusive clip, trailer, and contest details, below...
Pillar Point (aka onetime Throw Me the Statue singer Scott Reitherman) released his debut album earlier this year via Polyvinyl. Current single "Echoes" just got remixed by Zoolab, and that track makes its premiere in this post.
Having just played Sasquatch, Pillar Point are currently on a headlining US tour that includes a stop in NYC at Mercury Lounge on June 15 (tickets). This fall, Pillar Point opens for of Montreal on tour, which unfortuantely does not hit the NYC area. (oM did just play here in April.) All tour dates are listed, along with the remix stream, below...
photos by P Squared Photography
Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks @ Bowery Ballroom 4/21/2014
Animal Collective's Avey Tare released Enter the Slasher House earlier this month via Domino and he and his Slasher Flicks are currently on tour in support. That tour hit NYC last night (4/21) for a show at Bowery Ballroom. The band -- which includes Angel Deradoorian -- played in near darkness, save for a few glowing skulls on stage. Spooky. Dustin Wong, who played with Deradoorian the night before at Baby's All Right, opened the show with his impressive loop pedal skills. Pictures from the show are in this post.
i like how much he sings and how many different words he uses without articulating anything penetrable on any simple human "emotional" level. though it is very emotive, just in a more abstract sort of way. it is as if a policemanhumanshield-constructed garden was viewed by all as pornographic and gained some heavy notoriety. lots of desperation/repetition and shaking of a friend by the shoulders and very little storming off in a huff, virtually no huff to speak of, and i do appreciate that. the gnarly things we might find if pulling up the carpeting in a bathroom during a renovation, a decrepit inner city house being flipped yet enough mountain laughter to make it worth the effort. the outlaw is the future. the future. the future. the future. i've always cheered for this man and his wildly talented friends. it's no surprise to me that this album kicks so much ass.If you haven't checked out the album, it's streaming via Rdio. More pics from last nights' show below...
The War on Drugs at Bowery Ballroom in March (more by PSquared)
As you may know, the Northside Festival returns to multiple Brooklyn venues from June 12-15 this year, and includes Sharon Van Etten, Courtney Barnett, Fuck Buttons, Titus Andronicus & Eagulls, CHVRCHES, Albert Hammond Jr., Dead Milkmen and more.
There have since been new additions to the schedule, including two big outdoor, all ages shows at the 6000-capacity 50 Kent (formerly Williamsburg Park, entrance at N. 12th). The first is The War on Drugs on Friday, June 13 ($20 adv, $25 day of) and then it's Beirut on Saturday, June 14 ($35 adv and day of). Tickets will be on sale soon via Northside Fest's site. These not-free big outdoor shows are in addition to the free big outdoor shows in McCarren Park with CHVRCHES (6/15) and one more TBA.
Other lineup additions include Perfect Pussy, Pharmakon, Eleanor Friedberger, Lust for Youth, Diane Coffee, Talib Kweli, Ava Luna, Yvette, Benjamin Booker (touring with Courtney Barnett), The Barr Brothers and Shamir (live debut). More info on exact venues and individual tickets will be available soon at Northside Fest's site where you can also buy a festival badge (Early Bird Music Badges ($65), Innovation Badges ($245), Film Badges ($25), and Premium Badges ($275) are on sale).
There's also a film portion, including the NY premieres of Homemakers (dir. Colin Healey), the Oscilloscope-presented of Montreal documentary The Past is a Grotesque Animal (dir. Jason Miller), and Whiffed Out (dir. Jason Giampietro), and the Brooklyn premiere of Summer of Blood (dir. Onur Tukel). More info on the film portion here.
Kevin Barnes w/ of Montreal, Northside Fest 2012 (more by Joe McCabe)
Next week, of Montreal will start their spring tour which hits NYC at Le Poisson Rouge on May 11. Tickets are still available. About a month before that (April 11) at LPR, frontman Kevin Barnes will be playing a solo show. Tickets are on sale now.
In other news, of Montreal have a couple Record Store Day releases lined up. First is a 10th Anniversary edition of Satanic Panic in the Attic on double vinyl, and the second disc contains seven additional tracks.
The other is a 7" featuring the song "Jigsaw Puzzle" which was recorded during the same sessions as last year's Lousy with Sylvianbriar. You can stream it below.
by Bill Pearis
Brazilian duo Boogarins released their psych-pop-heavy LP, As Plantas Que Curam, last year via Other Music Recording Company. The band have a new video for album cut "Erre" which features some cool old-school animation and you can watch that below.
Having already let us know they were playing SXSW and Austin Psych Fest, Boogarins have announced their first full-scale North American tour. Some of those dates are with Merge-signed Vertical Scratchers (John Schmersal of Brainiac/Enon's new band), including that band's NYC show at Glasslands on March 25. Tickets are still available.
Before Austin Psych Fest, Boogarins will have a few dates with Temples, and after they'll open a few shows for of Montreal. All dates are listed, along with the new video, below...
Austin Psych Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Austin Psych Fest returns for its 6th year from May 2-4 at the Carson Creek Ranch, and since we last spoke, the festival's lineup has been expanded to now include The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Panda Bear, The War On Drugs, Graveyard, Mikal Cronin, Bombino, Peaking Lights, Pink Mountaintops, The Fresh and Onlys, Sleepy Sun, The Octopus Project, Bardo Pond, Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band, Morgan Delt, Cosmonauts, Pure X, Guardian Alien, Mark McGuire, Greg Ashley and more.
They join previously announced bands like Loop, Black Angels, The Zombies, of Montreal, The Horrors, Black Lips, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Liars and more. Unfortunately, Primal Scream, who had to cancel their US tour, are no longer playing. APF Tickets are still available.
The fest has also announced that there will be kickoff parties the Thursday (2/1) before at Mohawk and Red 7 with sets from The Warlocks, Night Beats, Indian Jewelry, Elephant Stone, Golden Animals, Holy Wave and more TBA.
Updated lineup and flyer below...
Sasquatch! Music Festival is returning for two weekends in 2014 to The Gorge in Quincy, Washington, and the lineups (which are different both weekends) have just been announced. The May lineup (5/23 - 5/25, aka Memorial Day Weekend) includes Outkast, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, M.I.A., Haim, Neko Case, Foals, Cut Copy, Violent Femmes, Elbow, Mogwai, Tyler the Creator, Chance the Rapper, Rudimental, Phantogram, tUnE-yArDs, First Aid Kit, Rodriguez, AlunaGeorge, Panda Bear, Phosphorescent, Bob Mould, Washed Out, Austra, Parquet Courts, Deafheaven, Big Freedia, Liars, Waxahatchee, Tacocat, Princess (feat. Maya Rudolph), Bridget Everett, Eric Andre and more.
The July lineup (7/4 - 7/6, aka Independence Day Weekend) includes Soundgarden, Kraftwerk, New Order, Frank Ocean, Royksopp + Robyn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Spoon, Broken Bells, Tegan & Sara, Local Natives, Gogol Bordello, Rhye, Black Angels, Deltron 3030, The Horrors, Junip, The Notwist, Kurt Vile, Talib Kweli, of Montreal, Action Bronson, Punch Brothers, Sharon Van Etten, Casey Veggies, RL Grime, Fuck Buttons, Courtney Barnett, Cloud Nothings, Foxygen, Palma Violets, Mikal Cronin, Mac DeMarco, Jon Hopkins, Gold Panda, Majical Cloudz, Duke Dumont, Oneohtrix Point Never, Death, Black Prairie, Latryx, Metz, John Grant, Reigning Sound, Young & Sick, Chad VanGaalen, Mutual Benefit, Helms Alee, Demetri Martin, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler, John Hodgman and more. There will also be fireworks for the 4th of July.
Tickets (including a 2-weekend pass option) go on sale Saturday at 10 AM.
Full lineups for both weekends below...
of Montreal at Savannah Stopover 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Pop weirdos of Montreal haven't really left the road since their fall 2013 release of Lousy With Syvianbriar, and that won't change anytime soon. They've just announced another North American run, which includes a leg with Why?-related band Dream Tiger that hits NYC on May 11 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
In related news, fellow Elephant 6 bands Neutral Milk Hotel and Elf Power continue the NYC run of their current tour which includes sold-out shows at Webster Hall tonight (1/27) and Tuesday (1/28). If you missed it, check out our review of the Capitol Theatre show.
of Montreal also just made a video for "She Ain't Speakin' Now" off Lousy With Syvianbriar, which you can watch, along with the list of tour dates, below...
Austin Psych Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
The 6th annual Austin Psych Fest happens from May 2-4 at the Carson Creek Ranch (where it took place last year), and this year's lineup includes Primal Scream, Loop, The Black Angels, The Zombies, of Montreal, The Horrors, Black Lips, Temples, Avey Tare's Slasher Flick, Liars, Mono, Destruction Unit, Oneohtrix Point Never, Moon Duo, TOY, Earthless, Shannon and the Clams, La Femme, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Quilt, Gap Dream, Circuit Des Yeux, and more. Tickets (including a camping pass option) are on sale now.
Let's hope that means a Loop (who just played ATP End of an Era) and Primal Scream will have other North American shows while here. French band La Femme mentioned they'd be doing a two-month North American tour in 2014 and this is the first actual date we've seen.
Full Austin Psych Fest 2014 lineup below...
Phosphorescent at Rough Trade NYC (more by Amanda Hatfield)
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: La Luz - Big Big Blood (MP3)
As mentioned, Seattle's finest surf quartet, La Luz, are opening for Of Montreal at the second of two shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg (October 28). Tickets are currently on AmEx presale and go on sale to the general public Friday (8/2) at noon. From that show on, La Luz are on the rest of the Of Montreal tour. Hopefully, they'll add a small headlining show in NYC before they start. They were just terrific when they played NYC earlier this month, and if you're going to see Of Montreal on this tour, definitely make a point to arrive early.
Meanwhile, La Luz have let it be known they have signed with Hardly Art and the label will release their debut album, It's Alive, on October 15. The record contains a few songs from the Damp Face, but neither side of their recent 7" on Suicide Squeeze. You can download "Big Big Blood" from the album above and stream it below.
All La Luz tour dates are listed, along with album art, tracklist, and song stream, below.