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of Montreal (formed in 1997) are an indie pop from Athens, Georgia, United States, fronted by Kevin Barnes.

They were among the second wave of groups to emerge from The Elephant 6 Recording Company and the group has a style that is typical of many Elephant 6 bands due to their interest in combining musical experimentation with the basic tenets of pop i.e. catchy melodies and sing-along choruses. The band’s style has been influenced by conventional indie pop, psychedelic music, vaudeville and music hall on their earlier releases and by afrobeat, funk, krautrock and reggae on their recent releases.

The band’s style has been known to change between albums. At first, the band embraced a more simple, quirky, lo-fi indie pop sound, which occasionally bordered on twee pop. The band was created by Kevin Barnes and named after a failed romance with a woman from Montreal, though the story changes in various interviews. Barnes was the only member of the “group” prior to his relocation to Athens, Georgia. There, he met Derek Almstead, later of Circulatory System, M Coast, Elf Power etc., and Bryan Poole, who also performs as The Late B.P. He... (+) expand
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sos0 (level 19) wrote:
penelope is so great
6 years ago
Nirgal (level 2) wrote:
This is awesome.
Also, anything and everything from Sunlandic Twins would be nice. Especially "The Party's Crashing Us".
6 years ago
MyticGoat65 (level 11) wrote:
Awesome i didn't know you guys were on here! T61 Just keeps getting better everyday
6 years ago
minifridge (level 23) wrote:
posting st. exquisite's confessions would be much appreciated (:
6 years ago
Calikka (level 14) wrote:
AH I had no idea of Montreal was on here! I <3 wraith pinned to the mist and other games.
6 years ago
Hania Yiska wrote:
best band in the world right now!
6 years ago
DeeDee1 (level 32) wrote:
love your music!!!
6 years ago
muzikman (level 35) wrote:
it sounds like music
6 years ago
Threadsuns (level 9) wrote:
love it!
6 years ago
mikelietz (level 32) wrote:
Any chance of getting "The Repudiated Immortals" up on here?
6 years ago
jschluet (level 5) wrote:
Best show at lolla this year
6 years ago
Nickapottamus (level 23) wrote:
Thank you.
6 years ago
musicaddict1692 (level 22) wrote:
I wish you had Penelope on here. That's the first song I heard by you guys.
6 years ago
DCDani (level 23) wrote:
saw you play in houston on sunday...AMAZING!
7 years ago
irwinsj (level 14) wrote:
so much <3 for you.
7 years ago
Calista (level 38) wrote:
Sways around to Gronlandic Edit...omg, what great tracks you have here!!!
7 years ago
Pataglu (level 35) wrote:
You should know, you should know that I wasn't looking for the first time high.
7 years ago
Vetro (level 16) wrote:
When "An eluardian instace" ??? I'm in love with that song !!!!
7 years ago
tenach (level 19) wrote:
This is usually not my style of music, but I really enjoy this... especially Nonpareil Of Favor.
7 years ago
kimmy927 (level 30) wrote:
I had no idea that Of Montreal was on t61!!
7 years ago
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