Following on from magical one-off solo shows in London and Paris, Of Montreal have announced brand new UK and European tour dates for February 2014. The live run featuringmainman Kevin Barnes and full band will call at 5 UK cities including London's Oval Space on the 20th February. All details of the shows are below. of Montreal's current psych rock odyssey'Lousy With Sylvianbriar' is out worldwide through Polyviny.
As previously reported, of Montreal unleashed an eye-popping NSFW video for current single 'Fugitive Air'. The technicolour video was directed by Nina Barnes, has a distinctly liberated 60s feel to it. "We shot this video in Miami and Isla Mujeres Mexico," says Barnes. "It was inspired by the films of Almodovar and Bu¤uel. We wanted the video to feel like a frenetic road trip, unhinged by debauched influences."
'Lousy With Sylvianbriar' signals a dramatic shift in style compared to the band's last full-length release, 'Paralytic Stalks'. This new album finds Barnes revisiting his roots, connecting with 60's / 70's bands he admires like Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Big Star and other classics.
of Montreal UK/EU live dates
15-Feb-14 - Belgium - Antwerp - Trix
16-Feb-14 - UK - Brighton - The Haunt -
17-Feb-14 - UK - Bristol - The Fleece -
18-Feb-14 - UK - Glasgow - The Art School -
19-Feb-14 - UK - Manchester - Gorilla -
20-Feb-14 - UK - London - Oval Space -
21-Feb-14 - France - Roubaix - Fireworks Festival @ La Condition Publique
22-Feb-14 - France - Rennes - Ubu
23-Feb-14 - France - Paris - Fireworks festival @ Trabendo
24-Feb-14 - France - Lyon - Epicerie Moderne
25-Feb-14 - Italy - Ravenna - Bronson
26-Feb-14 - Switzerland - Fribourg - Fri-Son
27-Feb-14 - Germany - Munich - Feierwerk