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of Montreal Announce New Album UR FUN Out 1/17 + Share New Single “Peace To All Freaks”

Today, of Montreal have announced their new album UR FUN via Polyvinyl Record Co.  Listen to the first track and single “Peace To All Freaks,” described by Kevin Barnes as a “protest song against totalitarianism, familial terrorism and wastefulness in all its forms,” that expresses love to the outcasts and the gentle people in this world, leaving us with this reminder: “Hush, hush/ Don’t let’s be cynical/ don’t let’s be bitter/ If you feel like you can’t do it for yourself then do it for us.”

Kevin and Christina make out in a car at the airport, flipping off the police officer that tells them to keep moving. Kevin and Christina discuss taking ecstasy as couple’s therapy. Kevin and Christina break down and then reconnect. The new love we heard about on the last of Montreal record, White is Relic/Irrealis Mood, is settling. If that was the falling-in-love record, then this is the staying-in-love record. That was the easy part; this is the interesting part, the challenging part, the next chapter of Kevin Barnes’ autobiographical album streak, UR FUN.

The public diary that started with of Montreal’s classic album Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? has continued into a growing string of increasingly personal works. On UR FUN, Barnes is more candid than ever, presenting ten concise electro-pop songs that expose the depths of his current life, his private thoughts—both optimistic and brooding—and his passionate relationship with songwriter Christina Schnieder of Locate S,1. This ramped-up vulnerability has inspired Barnes to strip his stage persona of costumes and drag, just appearing as himself on recent tours for the first time in many years.

Track Listing

Peace To All Freaks

Polyaneurism

Get God’s Attention By Being An Atheist

Gypsy That Remains (Featuring Locate S,1)

You’ve Had Me Everywhere

Carmillas Of Love

Don’t Let Me Die In America

St. Sebastian

Deliberate Self-Harm Ha Ha

20th Century Schizofriendic Revengoid-man

Tour Dates

11/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Over/Under Fest

12/31 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

02/27 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre #

02/28 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel #

02/29 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle #

03/01 – Richmond, VA @ Broadberry #

03/02 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #

03/03 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre #

03/04 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair #

03/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere #

03/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #

03/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre %

03/08 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom %

03/09 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme %

03/10 – Madison, WI @ The Majestic Theatre %

03/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line %

03/12 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge %

03/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Woodward Theater %

03/14 – Nashville, TN @ Little Harpeth %

03/26 – Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone $

03/27 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room $

03/28 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room $

03/29 – Englewood, CO @ The Gothic $

03/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge $

03/31 – Missoula, MT @ Top Hat $

04/01 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos $

04/02 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall $

04/03 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s $

04/04 – Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre $

04/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theatre $

04/06 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole $

04/07 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent $

04/08 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister $

04/10 – Dallas, TX @ Trees $

04/11 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk $

04/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf $

# w/ Lily’s Band

% w/ Lily and Horn Horse

$ w/ Locate S,1

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