Of Montreal is Fucking Weird

It’s true. Kevin Barnes is a creative genius who is years ahead of his time, but his shit is weird.

If you’re one of the very few people who read this blog and you don’t know much about of Montreal, let me give you a rundown. of Montreal is an indie band from Athens lead by an insane eclectic named Kevin Barnes. In only 11 years of existence they’ve managed to release 8 full length albums (soon to be 9), 5 EPs and 8 Compilations. Every single album and EP sounds almost completely different, but Barnes incredibly unique voice and cryptic lyrics keep things feeling consistent. So if you like them, you’ll never stop loving them.

Here are four tracks. Each track is from a different album, and each track falls into a different genre. The last track is from their newest album, “Skeletal Lamping,” which will be released on October 7.

Your Magic is Working (From Satanic Panic in the Attic, 2004)

I Was Never Young (From Sunlandic Twins, 2006)

Labyrinthian Pomp (From Hissing Fauna, You Are the Destroyer, 2007)

An Eluardian Instance (From Skeletal Lamping, 2008)

You may not be able to hear “Labyrinthian Pomp” by streaming it on the site because it’s an m4a file, not mp3. But who cares. If you want to listen to it just download it. I personally don’t think Hissing Fauna… was a worthwile album, but Hands Up! is all about choice. Listen for yourself and let us know what you think.

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