8月11日 Thursday 星期四
Big-time 呈献 Presents：
美国新迷幻摇滚OF MONTREAL 2016首次中国巡演北京站
AMERICAN BAND OF MONTREAL 2016 CHINA TOUR - BEIJING
晚9点 // 220元（现场）/ 180元（预售 | 数量有限，售完即止）
Pm 9 // Rmb 220 (door) / 180 (presale | on a first-come-first-serve-basis)
他们的音乐让你想起了六七时年代英国的街头音乐和披头士，又或者能让你一听见旋律响起就能认出那是Of Montreal 。主唱Kevin Barnes华丽而妖气的唱腔时不时地给你来个神经扭曲，其音乐的娱乐性可见一斑。让他们在稳定一年一张的发行的速度下，大无所畏地由一支无名乐团晋升為当代不可缺席的新迷幻乐队。
Of Montreal的风格从流行到复古、时髦而华丽。唯一值得去了解的事情是，无论如何， 他们都会尽最大的努力，做卓越的音乐。对于大多数的流行乐来说，更多的是单一的价值，而不是把所有美好的东西都融合在一起，做一个概念性的专辑。你还有什么能期待的呢？
Of Montreal 是一支来自于美国佐治亚州的亚特兰大，由主唱Kevin Barnes于1996年成立的摇滚乐队，Kevin Barnes创立"of Montreal"源于他与一位来自Montreal的女子的失败浪漫史。最初在他定居治亚州之前，他是这个“小组”的唯一成员。在那儿，他遇到了Derek Almstead和Bryan Poole。相见恨晚，他们一起录制了首张专辑Cherry Peel，随后又发行了“The Bird Who Ate the Rabbit's Flower”和“The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy”。音乐风格类型深受20世纪60年代迷幻流行乐的影响，并在他们这里得到了极大的发展。
在专辑“The Gay Parade”之后，1998年乐队开始了第三张专辑制作，但是Poole却离开了of Montreal，回到了他之前的乐队.于是Barnes又招募了James Husband和Dottie Alexander，而Derek从鼓手变为了贝斯手。之后Marshmallow Coast的Andy Gonzales不久又加入了他们。在1999年发行“The Gay Parade”之前，of Montreal又发行了许多单曲包含了一张再次发行的“The Bird Who Continues to Eat the Rabbit's Flower”。
当Kevin Barnes在挪威和佐治亚州的雅典城时，自己一个人录制了2007年发行的专辑“Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?”里面的大部分歌曲。他同时也发行了此专辑的配套CD，名为“Icons, Abstract Thee”。他甚至在一次洛杉矶的演出中一丝不挂的唱了5首歌曲。
2013年4月25日 of montreal在FB上发布了一个声明，名为“Lousy with Sylvianbriar”的专辑已经完成。此声明也详述了这张专辑的创作概念，描述了2013年初在旧金山自我孤立的经历。在歌词方面他深受Sylvia Plath, the Grateful Dead, Neil Young,和the Flying Burrito Brothers的影响。“Lousy with Sylvianbriar”这张专辑于2013年10月8日正式发行，在7月10号的时候，他们就发行了专辑中的收支单曲“Fugitive Air”。7月31日宣布在10月和11月进行新专辑巡演。2014年4月1日他们在Kickstarter上众筹的电影将改为"The Past Is a Grotesque Animal"（名字来源于2007年的歌曲"Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?"），并由Oscilloscope Laboratories发行。
通过FB的上传信息和Stereogum.com网站对Kevin Barnes的专访，of Montreal的新专辑“Aureate Gloom”被曝光。这张专辑灵感来自70年代中后期的音乐，包括Television和Talking Heads等，同时这张专辑也包含了barnes的个人情感，他与妻子分开11年了。他也形容这张让他感觉人生处处是音乐，这张专辑于2015年3月3日发行。
Much has been said about of Montreal's gradual transformation from Beatlesque, tongue-in-cheek pop music to the darker, funky and angst-ridden glam-pop. The only thing worth knowing, however, is that they have been consistently excellent in their efforts. A variety of pop gems, more often single-worthy than not, have repeatedly come together to form beautiful, conceptual albums. What more could you possibly want?
Of Montreal (stylized as of Montreal) is an American rock band from Athens, Georgia. It was founded by frontman Kevin Barnes in 1996, named after a failed romance between Barnes and a woman "of Montreal." The band is identified as part of the Elephant 6 collective. Throughout its existence, of Montreal's musical style has evolved considerably and drawn inspiration from numerous 1960s psychedelic pop acts.
After production on The Gay Parade, the band's third album, began in 1998, Poole left the band to focus on his duties with Elf Power, another Elephant Six band.Barnes then recruited James Husband and Dottie Alexander, who had been performing together as Lightning Bug vs. Firefly. Derek moved from drums to bass, and Marshmallow Coast's Andy Gonzales joined soon after. Prior to the release of The Gay Parade in 1999, of Montreal released a number of singles and a re-release of The Bird Who Continues to Eat the Rabbit's Flower.
Kevin Barnes recorded most of the band's 2007 release, Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?, by himself while living in Norway and Athens, Georgia. Barnes also released a companion CD to Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? called Icons, Abstract Thee. In 2007, Kevin Barnes performed five songs nude during a performance in Las Vegas. In Paris, they did a Take-Away Show acoustic video session shot by Vincent Moon.
On April 25, 2013, of Montreal posted an announcement on their Facebook page stating that a new album entitled Lousy with Sylvianbriar had been completed. The post went into detail about the album's conception, including that Barnes' writing occurred while on a "self imposed isolation experiment in San Francisco" in early 2013. He was influenced by Sylvia Plath, the Grateful Dead, Neil Young, and the Flying Burrito Brothers in his writing. Lousy with Sylvianbriar was released on 8 October 2013. On 10 July 2013, the band released the first single from the album, entitled "Fugitive Air." On 31 July 2013, they announced that they would be touring their new album in October and November.On April 1, 2014 the band announced that their Kickstarter backed film had changed its name to "The Past Is a Grotesque Animal" (named after the song on 2007's "Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?") and would be released by Oscilloscope Laboratories. On April 29, 2014, it was announced that the film had a release date of June 24 accompanied by a tour of screenings prior that date.
By means of a Facebook post and a Kevin Barnes interview conducted by Stereogum.com, of Montreal's most recent album, Aureate Gloom was announced. The record is influenced by "the mid to late 70's music scene in New York". This includes bands such as Television and Talking Heads. The album captures Barnes' emotions born from his separation from his wife of 11 years and its aftermath. Barnes described the album as being "all over the place musically", lending to its reflection of his mindset during the time of its creation. The album was released March 3, 2015.