of Montreal Reveal New Album Details
June 18, 2010 by Addict Music
Kevin Barnes, leader of US psychedelic pop band of Montreal, has revealed several details about their forthcoming new album in an exclusive interview with Pitchfork.
Speaking to the site yesterday, Barnes confirmed that ‘False Priest’ will be released in autumn on Polyvinyl Records and after initially being recorded at his home studio in Athens, Georgia was reworked in LA with producer Jon Brion (Kanye West).
So-called as the record explores Barnes’ twin notions of “suspicion of the Catholic Church” from his upbringing and “a sense of a false policing of yourself, or your psyche”, ‘False Priest’ will also feature previously reported guest appearances from RnB stars Solange Knowles and Janelle Monae
In light of these recent collaborations, Barnes expands on the funkier direction of the record:
“There’s a thick R&B influence, so it’s cool that we have a lot of deep low end. Basically, every song has a lot more low-end information than I’ve ever used before. We’re trying to make a record that has similar low end to records like ‘The Low End Theory’ by A Tribe Called Quest and even, to some degree, stuff like Dr. Dre. That was the goal: To make something that had that low end but also was my thing, an of Montreal record. So it’s different. Most indie-pop records don’t have that low end.”
For more about ‘False Priest’ including of Montreal’s plans to take ‘False Priest’ on the road with Janelle Monae, read the full interview here.