Of Montreal announce release of 12th studio album

Titled 'lousy with sylvianbriar', the album will be available in the UK from October 7

Of Montreal have announced the release of their 12th studio album.

Titled ‘lousy with sylvianbriar’, the album will be available from October 7 in the UK and October 8 worldwide. Opening track ‘fugitive air’ is streaming online now and you can listen to it here

Frontman Kevin Barnes lists Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Big Star as influences on the album, which was recorded in just three weeks at his home studio in Athens, Georgia.


“I knew I wanted the process to be more in line with the way people used to make albums in the late ’60s and early ’70s,” Barnes said in a statement. “I wanted to work fast and to maintain a high level of spontaneity and immediacy. I wanted the songs to be more lyric driven, and for the instrumental arrangements to be understated and uncluttered.”

In addition, ‘lousy with sylvianbriar’ features several appearances from vocalist Rebecca Cash, including a duet with Barnes on ‘raindrop in my skull’.

The album is the band’s follow up to last year’s ‘Paralytic Stalks’ LP.

The ‘lousy with sylvianbriar’ tracklisting is:

‘fugitive air’
‘obsidian currents’
‘belle glade missionaries’
‘sirens of your toxic spirit’
‘triumph of disintegration’
‘amphibian days’
‘she ain’t speakin’ now’
‘hegira émigré’
‘raindrop in my skull’
‘imbecile rages’

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