Kevin Barnes Guest Appears on a New Track


It’s already a big year for Of Montreal’s frontman, Kevin Barnes, and the band hasn’t even released their record False Priest (Polyvinyl) yet. Appearing on Chuck Lightning’s compiliation, Barnes sings “Depraved Valet,” a silky jam by Wondaland artist, Roman GianArthur. No, I have no idea who that is either. But, Mr. Barnes is on it so it’s bound to be good, right?

Kevin stated on Stereogum that “Roman GianArthur is gonna be the story of 2011, he is a musical genius, a brilliant arranger, writer, performer … he’s probably a good cook as well. Just you wait Henry Higgins, just you wait — when his album drops, people are gonna drop their groceries!”

Barnes is usually right on the money with his musical predictions. Can we say Janelle Monae? Take a listen to and download the new track below. Get ready for more OM to come this year. It’s going to be a good one.

Of Montreal will also be on tour this fall with Janelle. Take a peak at the tour dates. You can get all of your False Priest preorder goodies over at the Polyvinyl Webstore.

Of Montreal Tour Dates
07-25 Jackson, MI – Land of Nod Experiment
07-30 Montreal, Quebec – Osheaga Festival
07-31 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
08-02 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
08-07 Lake Worth, FL – Lake Worth-it / Bryant Park (Kevin Barnes solo)
09-13 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club ^
09-14 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club ^
09-15 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory ^
09-16 Boston, MA – House of Blues ^
09-17 New York, NY – Terminal 5 ^
09-18 New York, NY – Terminal 5 ^
09-19 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom ^
09-21 Covington, KY – Madison Theatre ^
09-22 Urbana, IL – Canopy Club (Pygmalion Music Festival) ^
09-23 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue ^
09-24 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre ^
09-26 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom ^
10-03 Dublin, Ireland – Tripod
10-04 Glasgow, England – QMU
10-05 Manchester, England – Academy 2
10-06 London, England – Koko
10-07 Paris, France – Cigale
10-08 Lille, France – Grand Mix
10-09 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg Max
10-10 Berlin, Germany – Admiralspalast (Studio)
10-12 Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser
10-13 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
10-14 Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio
10-15 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique / Orangerie
10-21 St. Louis, MO – Pageant ^
10-22 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium ^
10-23 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall ^
10-24 Denver, CO – The Ogden Theater ^
10-25 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex ^
10-27 Seattle, WA – The Paramount ^
10-28 Portland, OR – Roseland ^
10-29 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
10-30 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium ^
10-31 Tucson, AZ – The Rialto
11-01 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre ^
11-02 Dallas, TX – The Granada Theatre ^
11-03 Austin, TX – East Side Drive In ^
11-04 Houston, TX – Numbers ^
11-05 Oxford, MS – The Lyric ^
11-06 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
11-07 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse

^ with Janelle Monáe

Roman GianArthur – “Depraved Valet” (Feat. Kevin Barnes from Of Montreal) by ModernMysteryBlog