Of Montreal @ Guadalajara, Mexico. 2014. The Past is a Grotesque Animal

Of Montreal Band

Of Montreal Band

Of Montreal (often stylized as of Montreal) is an American rock band from Athens, Georgia. It was founded by frontman Kevin Barnes in 1996, named after a failed romance with a woman “of Montreal.” The band is one of the bands of the Elephant 6 collective. Throughout its existence, of Montreal’s musical style has evolved from vaudeville and Beatles-influenced psychedelic twee pop to a mixture of electronica, funk, glam, and afrobeat music influenced by Prince and David Bowie.

Members: Kevin Barnes, Kishi Bashi, The Late B.P. Helium, More
Record labels: Joyful Noise Recordings, Polyvinyl Record Co.,

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