I've been meaning to post something about OF MONTREAL for weeks now and I'm finally getting around to it. I'm really loving the new album, "Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?" It's the kind of record that demands multiple listens in order to fully feel its punch, but it is well worth the time spent. Find out for yourself by streaming the entire album HERE. In my opinion it's the band's most solid effort yet.
But not only is the album quite remarkable, it seems their live shows have been getting rather interesting lately too. I've never seen the band live, but recent photos hint at a highly theatrical stage presence. In fact, at a recent gig in Las Vegas, lead singer Kevin Barnes performed fully naked for most of the set, wearing only a red cumberbun, fishnets and some make-up. For the X-RATED evidence, CLICK HERE (not if you are easily offended!) That said, Barnes is not likely to repeat the same shenanigan anytime soon, as the remaining U.S. dates are all 18+ shows. Unfortunately the NYC dates are both sold out, otherwise I'd totally be there.
Here's the positively bizarre video for the new single, "Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse".
Of Montreal official site
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