of Montreal Release New Album Today + Launch US Tour March 10

of Montreal Release New Album Today + Launch US Tour March 10

of Montreal Release New Album

White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood Today

Out Now Via Polyvinyl Record Co

US Tour Begins March 10

 

Today, of Montreal have released their new album White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood via Polyvinyl Record Co. Purchase the LP/CD here and stream or download here.

“Two important events occurred during the making of White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood. I became “Simulated Reality” paranoid and I fell in LOVE,” says frontman Kevin Barnes. “My paranoia began during the presidential election cycle and reached a dangerous peak shortly after the inauguration. In the meantime I watched and read countless works of art in a mad effort to be reminded of how many truly brilliant people there are living/struggling among us and to try to maintain a positive outlook. The works of Angela Davis, Noam Chomsky, Chris Kraus, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and the Autobiographies of Malcolm X and Mark E Smith were all great inspirations, to name a few.”

 

Musically, White is Relic/Irrealis Mood draws inspiration from extended dance mixes used for pop singles during the 80’s. “I used that template with these tracks, I wanted them all to feel like the extended “club edit” of album tracks” says Barnes. Abandoning familiar approaches to recording used on recent of Montreal albums, Barnes decided instead to work alone or remotely with collaborators. Composer Zac Colwell contributed saxophones and synths to most of the songs. Also enlisted were long time collaborators, and of Montreal touring members, Clayton Rychlik and JoJo Glidewell.

 

(photo credit: Ebru Yildiz)

Tour Dates:

03/10 – Savannah, GA @ Ships Of The Sea Museum @ Savannah Stopover

03/22 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club $

03/23 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle $

03/24 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry $

03/25 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

03/26 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club $

03/27 – Queens, NY @ Knockdown Center

03/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

03/29 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre $

03/30 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom $

03/31 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom $

04/01 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Café $

04/02 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall $

04/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center $

04/04 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s $

04/05 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall $

04/06 – Cincinnati, ON @ The Woodward Theater $

04/07 – Chattanooga, TN @ Songbirds Guitar Museum $

04/13 – 04/15 – Mobile, AL @ SouthSounds Music & Arts Festival

04/24 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle #

04/25 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East #

04/26 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom #

04/27 – Kansas City, MO @ recordBar #

04/28 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater #

04/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge #

04/30 – Garden City, ID @ Visual Arts Collective #

05/01 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos #

05/02 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom #

05/03 – Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre #

05/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom #

05/05 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA #

05/06 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom #

05/07 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister #

05/08 – Fort Worth, TX @ Shipping and Receiving #

05/09 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk #

05/10 – New Orleans, LA @ The Howlin’ Wolf #

05/11 – Memphis, TN @ 1884 Lounge @ Minglewood Hall #

05/12 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn #

06/28 – 07/02 – Barcelona, Spain @ Vida Festival

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