Bands like of Montreal don’t succeed by sitting around and not going hard. The band has pretty much achieved legendary status for work ethic and release output. To show not much has changed, the Georgia group has just announced a new album UR FUN set for release in January. The lead single “Peace To All Freaks” embodies much of what the group has become known for while still mixing things up at the same time.
Taking much of the neo disco tones that they’ve utilized before, the sound is more pop focused with new wave undertones. Closer to a bop than recent releases, the song has all of the extraordinary graces that Kevin Barnes has brought to the band over the years, though there’s still pieces of experimentation here as well. With a heavier synth sound and a catchier stride, the song is definitely a mix of old and new from the indie rock group.
The song can be streamed on all platforms or purchased digitally in all outlets. UR FUN is available for preorder directly from Polyvinyl in multiple formats and bundles before its January 17 release. of Montreal will be on tour November 23 at Over/Under Music Festival in Atlanta, GA until April 12 at The Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans, LA. Their complete tour schedule is available here.
Image Credits: Photo by Christina Schneider.