by / July 19th, 2010 /

Of Montreal – Tripod, Dublin

of Montreal

Ahead of the release of their eagerly anticipated False Priest album later this year of Montreal have announced an Irish headline show at Tripod on Sunday 3rd October. Tickets priced €19.50 inclusive of booking fee are on sale Thursday at 9am.

Over the last fifteen years, of Montreal has imitated everyone (86 covers and counting), while developing its own inimitable sound — a unique mixture of indie-pop, glam-rock, funk, and R&B.

Though private and reserved, frontman Kevin Barnes wears his fame like a feathered fedora: on the children’s show Yo Gabba Gabba, in collaborations with Spike Jonze, on stage spanking pigs with Susan Sarandon, on horseback in NYC’s Roseland Ballroom, and even spontaneously performing six songs nude during a concert in Las Vegas.

In addition, the album walks a paper thin line between rock and funk/R&B due in part to guest spots by Solange Knowles (Beyonce’s sister) and Janelle Monáe (whose latest record, The ArchAndroid, Barnes guests on).

False Priest is of Montreal at its most bumping, with falsettos so high and bass so low, you need to blast it in the car or in the club if you want the full-body massage, a CinemaScopic sound that only Brion could lend.

Together they have created of Montreal’s masterpiece — a fully liberated marriage of mind and body, a perfectly executed sonic delight. In place of midi instruments and endless laptop tinkering, Barnes and Brion re-tracked guitars and basses, and fleshed out the album’s songs with live drums, pianos, and entire string sections.

of Montreal tickets are on sale at 9am this Thursday priced €19.50 inclusive of booking fee

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