"Belle Glade Missionaries" - of Montreal [Soundcloud Audio]

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published September 12, 2013

Athens, GA rockers of Montreal have a new album coming out on October 8th called Lousy with Sylvianbriar. Today they released the song "Belle Glade Missionaries" through Polyvinyl Records' SoundCloud page. Listen above.

The sound is quite psychedelic, with a wide range of sonic textures that range from bright and bouncy to dark and strange. In the first verse we hear a reference to stealing cocaine, which sets the tone for a strange trip over the nearly 6 minutes of the song. Also some interesting lyricism about "drug induced schizophrenia" and the difference in feel between "organic" and "synthetic" as analog keyboards ring out like it were some Bob Dylan outtake from 1965. The chorus has a socio-political message as Kevin Barnes sneers, "They're letting children get blown up in their schools today, so they can get them back into their factories."

This is technically the third single to be released from Lousy with Sylvianbriar, following "Fugitive Air" and "She Ain't Speaking Now."

Here's more info From the "Belle Glade Missionaries" SoundCloud page:

From the album, Lousy with Sylvianbriar, out 10/08/13 on CD/LP/cassette/digital.

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See of Montreal on tour:

Sep 25 - London, UK @ Electrowerkz (acoustic set)
Oct 18 - Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
Oct 19 - Charlotte, NC @ NC Music Factory (Brewzfest)
Oct 22 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Oct 23 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Oct 24 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Oct 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Oct 26 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
Oct 27 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oct 28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oct 29 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland
Oct 30 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Oct 31 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater
Nov 01 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
Nov 02 - Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
Nov 03 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Nov 04 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Nov 05 - Boise, ID @ Korah Shrine
Nov 06 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Nov 07 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Nov 08 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Nov 09 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Nov 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
Nov 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Largo at the Coronet
Nov 12 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Nov 14 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
Nov 15 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Nov 16 - New Orleans, LA @ Howlin' Wolf
Nov 17 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West




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