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of Montreal (US)

There is little that the band of Montreal, founded in 1996, did not encounter. Changing band members, exuberant live shows, concept albums, shifting genres: frontman Kevin Barnes has seen and tried it all. Therefore it should’t be a suprise that ‘Paralytic Stalks’, the new album released last Februari, has a completely different sound than its predecessors. The band has abandoned the R&B-direction it was heading to with their 2010 album ‘False Priest’ and has arrived at an experimental sound full of 60’s pop, country and pseudo neo-prog. There’s also a lot to be expected from of Montreal’s live shows: outrageous costumes, props and impressive foreign covers have never been uncommon with the band. Consider yourself warned: frontman Barnes has even appeared completely naked on stage before.

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