Lousy With Sylvianbriar, of Montreal's ridiculously-titled twelfth album, is now available to stream on Spotify.
Frontman Kevin Barnes and company keep things tinged with the same psychedelia that's always been a hallmark of the band's sound, but Lousy With Sylvianbriar tones down the glam-rock bombast that reared its head on of Montreal's last few albums. The album has the band sounding chiller and less busy than they have in years -- perhaps a product of the entire thing being recorded at Barnes' house on a 24-track recorder -- eschewing the studio wizardry that was a necessary component of songs like "Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse."
If you're a fan of Barne's weirder side, have no fear, because the lyrics on Lousy With Sylvianbriar are still wacky as ever. We don't want to spoil too much for you, so we'll just share the best example: "You post naked .gifs of your epileptic fits." Way to bring songwriting into the 21st century, bro!
Lousy With Sylvianbriar officially drops on October 8th, and you can order it on Polyvinyl's website. Check out of Montreal's upcoming tour dates below.
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