Thursday, June 17, 2010

Of Montreal and Janelle Monae to 'transform venues' with tour

Posted By on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 11:17 AM


In an interview with Pitchfork, Kevin Barnes of Athens glam-pop party starters Of Montreal drops the news that that band will tour extensively in the fall with our very own party starter, the multi-talented Janelle Monae.

Of Montreal will also release False Priest, their latest LP, in the fall, and the album will feature collaborations with Monae and Solange Knowles, among others. (The band previously contributed to "Make the Bus", a track off Janelle's excellent The ArchAndroid.) Barnes describes False Priest, recorded with uber-producer Jon Brion, as having "a thick R&B influence", with a booming low end to boot. What's that bump in the trunk, you ask? Why, it's the new Of Montreal!

Of the planned tour, Barnes is bursting at the seams with excitement:

It's going to be the most exciting event that I've ever been a part of. I just know it because we've got so many exciting ideas. We're going to marry the two shows together, in a way. It doesn't feel like you go see a band, and there's a pause, and there's another pause, and then it's over. We want to control the environment from right when the doors open, and have performance art and video performances and so many different levels of artistic stimulation that would go on throughout the whole night, so there's never a moment where there's house music or boring lighting. We want to transform the venues each night, so it becomes this exceptional experience for everyone.

Of Montreal's spectacular live show should mesh particularly well with Monae's funky-futuristic leanings. We'll keep you up to date with tour dates as they are announced.

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