Of Montreal Releases New Video for “Coquet Coquette”


Only a few weeks remain until the release date of Of Montreal’s newest adventure, False Priest (Polyvinyl). That’s September 14th for those of you who live in a cave. Today the band premiered the newest video for the album and first single, “Coquet Coquette.” Things get a little bloody, well A LOT bloody for the band who are fighting with others on the beach. Ah, but who is the last one standing after all of the fighting and death takes place? Well we’ll let you watch to figure that one out. This is the first time we have seen the band in their own video in quite some time. It’s always good to see. Watch the band in action below!

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

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Secondhand Sunday: Of Montreal ‘Disconnect the Dots’

All of the Of Montreal Lollapalooza and tour dates news this week has put me in the OM spirit. The band has definitely been making waves at the festival this year and all of this talk makes us jealous that we aren’t there! Today’s Secondhand Sunday features the song that started the band’s mega transformation, ‘Disconnect the Dots’.  Sure it had some heads scratching at the time but it also went along with a lot of, well, dancing. Correct is of we’re wrong but it was also the band’s first video and features the artwork of Kevin’s brother, David Barnes who also along side Kevin’s wife, Nina, does all of the artwork for the band. This was the beginning of things to come.

Watch Of Montreal’s ‘Disconnect the Dots’

Of Montreal Upcoming Tour Dates

August 7 — Chicago, IL — Lollapalooza 2009 AA
August 9 — Houston, TX —
Free Press Summer Fest AA
August 29 — San Diego, CA —
Street Scene 2009 AA
September 12 — Morrison, CO —
Monolith Festival 2009 (Red Rocks) AA
September 18 — New York, NY —
Terminal 5 AA

Of Montreal Peform ‘An Eluardian Instance’ on Letterman

Kevin Barnes

Last night I was super excited waiting for of Montreal to perform on the Late Show with David Letterman. I was like a teen girl waiting for the Beatles to come on the Ed Sullivan show.

of Montreal sort of threw me for a surprise last night. I was actually expecting it to be more like when they performed ‘Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse’ on Conan in 2007. Their performance on Conan was extremely ellaborate with the band trying to put everything they did in their whole live show into one song….which is a hell of a lot.  They pulled off the song great, but it was a lot to look at during one song.

of Montreal did not do this last night. I think the band pulled off their performance on Letterman perfectly. It was just enough OM pizazz that they needed for one song. They came out with the gold Buddhas and then continued on with the paper mache man towards the middle and end. The band played beautifully last night and everyone in the band looked super sharp, especially Kevin in his purple ensemble. ‘An Eluardian Instance’ was completely flawless and amazing last night, and even by the end of it, Letterman looked like he was actually amused.

Watch of Montreal ‘An Eluardian Instance’ live on Letterman