of Montreal share ‘Nightsift’ video

of Montreal press photo
Photo credit: Christina Schneider

Athens’ indie-pop legends of Montreal have released their critically acclaimed new album ‘Freewave Lucifer f<ck f^ck f>ck’ via Polyvinyl Record Co. The band shared the final psychedelic-pop single Nightsift alongside a video. Kevin Barnes (he/she/they) describes the new release as, “Paranoia/isolation/self-terror/terror-self, the failure spectacle, the take down, sex as a means of identity denial, the kaleidoscopic world of regret and shame, the liberation of mockery, adolescent nightmares reborn and reimagined, torture echolocation with non-eventual silence”.

Watch the video clip for Nightsift via YouTube below.

Barnes drew inspiration for the new collection from various forms of media: great fictions such as Clive Barker’s Imajica, Andrei Tarkovsky’s sci-fi classic Solaris, and Godard’s Alphaville, fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin, realist painter Edward Hopper, cinéaste Pedro Almodovar and more. The record came to life during a period when the flow of time was difficult to grasp for folks across the globe, leading Barnes to find commonality with the plotlines that emerge when creators f<ck with how we experience time and space. Isolation and uncertainty also loomed throughout the genesis of ‘Freewave Lucifer f<ck f^ck f>ck’. Contemplating how time functions in music and experimenting accordingly, the new songs are dense with ideas but short on repetition, feel epic in scope despite reasonable running times. 

The expansive selections contrast markedly with the focused pop of 2020’s ‘UR FUN,’ which was crafted for visceral thrills and the concert stage. of Montreal is thrilled to embark on an extensive North American tour this Fall, sure to deliver a spectacularly over-the-top live show of epic, disorienting proportions. Catch them live in a city near you this Fall!

North American tour dates
# w/ Locate S,1
$ w/ Le Pain

9/08: Athens, GA @ 40 Watt #
9/09: New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf #
9/10: Austin, TX @ Mohawk #
9/12: Albuquerque, NM @ Sister # 
9/13: Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom #
9/14: Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater #$
9/15: Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre #
9/16: Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall #
9/17: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom #
9/18: Seattle, WA @ Neumos #
9/19: Missoula, MT@ The Wilma #
9/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro #
9/21: Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre #
9/22: Lawrence, KS @ The Granada #
9/23: St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag #
9/24: Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre #
10/04: Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle #
10/05: Richmond, VA @ Broadberry #
10/06: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
10/07: Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere #
10/08: Boston, MA @ Sinclair #
10/09: Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts #
10/10: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom #
10/11: Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick #
10/12: Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall #
10/13: Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line #
10/14: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall #
10/15: Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater #
10/16: Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle #

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