Hear Of Montreal's new album 'Paralytic Stalks' exclusively on NME.COM – audio

Stream the entire record one week ahead of its release

Hear Of Montreal's new album 'Paralytic Stalks' exclusively on NME.COM – audio
You can hear Of Montreal's eleventh studio album 'Paralytic Stalks' exclusively on NME.COM now by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking on the player.

The nine-track record, which isn't officially released until next Monday (February 6), was produced by the band's vocalist Kevin Barnes, with help from engineer Drew Vandenberg (Deerhunter, Toro Y Moi).

Speaking with NME about the release, Barnes said:

'Paralytic Stalks' is different from my previous few albums, in that none of the songs were written from the perspective of a persona, all of the songs are directly inspired by my personal life and my psychic/emotional/spiritual state.


He continued: "I was going through a really fucked up period of mental anguish, pessimism and self-hatred, and these songs helped me navigate through it, in a sense. I attempted to use the creative process as a way to direct all of the negative energy into something more positive and salubrious."

He also revealed that this collection of songs was inspired by the works of classical composers such as Partch, Penderecki, Ives and Ligeti. "On many songs on the album, I eschewed the template of conventional pop music while experimenting with microtonality, surrealism and through-composed arrangements," he shared. "Musically, I wanted to create something highly emotive and intimate, something that expressed all of the confusion, suffering, madness and longing inside of me. Lyrically, I wanted to use a very raw and direct style, influenced by Henry Miller, Bukowski, Celine, Selby. I hope that people connect with this album, and that it helps others like me to feel less troubled and less alone."

Of Montreal will be playing a UK tour this April, kicking off with a show at the Manchester HMV Ritz, along with a gig at London's KOKO venue on April 25. Tickets are on sale now. To check the availability of of Montreal tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

The band will be hosting a Google Chat and listening party on Saturday (4) at London's Rough Trade West shop, where copies of the album will be available for advance purchase.

The tracklisting for 'Paralytic Stalks', which is already available for pre-order, is as follows:

'Gelid Ascent'
'Spiteful Intervention'
'Dour Percentage'
'We Will Commit Wolf Murder'
'Malefic Dowery'
'Ye, Renew The Plaintiff'
'Wintered Debts'
'Exorcismic Breeding Knife'
'Authentic Pyrrhic Remission'




Pre-order the album here.

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