of Montreal: Freewave Lucifer fck [Album Review]

of MontrealFreewave Lucifer f<ck f^ck f>ckPolyvinyl Records [2022] If the Polyvinyl bio is to be trusted, Kevin Barnes shaped of Montreal’s January 2020 release UR FUN with the concert stage and live performance in mind. We all know how that went, 2020 the year of the pandemic shutdown, isolation, and closures. When the going gets … Read more

of Montreal: UR FUN [Album Review]

of Montreal UR Fun Polyvinyl Records [2020] Album Review: For the 16th album form the Athens, GA-based of Montreal, principal songwriter and band leader, Kevin Barnes opted to make the album in isolation, playing all of the instruments himself. While Barnes often takes the band out on tour as a quintet and will likely do … Read more

of Montreal: Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? / 500 Blue 2 LP Copies

Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? is considered by most to be of Montreal’s masterpiece. Hissing Fauna is the most personal of Montreal album to date, with Kevin Barnes, lead of Montreal songwriter, pouring tremendous amounts of emotion, heartbreak, frustration and elation into its twelve tracks that documents one of the darkest periods of his … Read more

of Montreal: Polyvinyl 4-Track Singles Series Vol. 2 [7-Inch Review]

Last year, Polyvinyl Records had the cool idea to send around a Tascam 4-Track cassette recorder and capture some unique artists’ recordings with this simple setup. Polyvinyl then released the output as a monthly 7-inch series. Some of the highlights from the 2014 series included 7-inches from Cloud Nothings, Mikal Cronin and Thao & the … Read more

of Montreal: Aureate Gloom [Album Review]

of Montreal Aureate Gloom Polyvinyl Records [2015] Fire Note Says: Kevin Barnes version of the break-up record is as schizo as you’d imagine. Album Review: After eleven years Kevin Barnes and wife Nina Grottland called it quits and we, the indie music consumer, are the ultimate beneficiaries. All the typical Of Montreal signifiers are there … Read more

of Montreal: Lousy With Sylvianbriar [Album Review]

of Montreal Lousy With Sylvianbriar Polyvinyl Records [2013] Fire Note Says: of Montreal chooses the accessible route on their latest. Album Review: of Montreal is the product of Kevin Barnes’ vision and work ethic. Lousy With Sylvianbriar is the band’s 12th LP since their debut in 1997. That is roughly an album a year over … Read more

Of Montreal – The Sunlandic Twins Picture Disc / 535 Copies

Here is a nice looking picture disc edition The Sunlandic Twins from Of Montreal on Polyvinyl Records. The album was originally released in 2005 and is considered by some as one of their most cohesive and adventurous records. Featuring Of Montreal favorites such as “Wraith Pinned to the Mist,” “Oslo in the Summertime,” “So Begins … Read more