Ministry, Of Montreal, and more albums to know about this week

Ministry’s AmeriKKKant is cathartically enjoyable but ultimately uninspiring; while Young Fathers’ Cocoa Sugar is another solid dispatch from their distinct, post-genre space; and Of Montreal turns in its spaciest, most sonically interesting set of songs yet with White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood. These, plus Erasure,…

Here are the 28 most-anticipated albums of March

New releases really ramp up for March, with a glut of offerings from veteran rockers (The Breeders, The Decemberists, Yo La Tengo), underground rap icons and stoner-rap legends (MF DOOM & Czarface, Jean Grae & Chris Quelle, Curren$y, YoungBoy NBA), and boundary-pushing electronic artists (Lost Girls, DJ Taye). Here…

Of Montreal releases new EP with uncharacteristically little fanfare

Just a few months after the release of its latest album Innocence Reaches, Of Montreal has quietly dropped a brand new EP called Rune Husk. Of course, the word “quiet” doesn’t really fit Of Montreal’s famously flashy aesthetic, so it’s probably more appropriate to describe this as a “surprise” release than a “quiet”…

Here’s what’s coming to record stores and streaming services in August

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to reviews sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out…

Of Montreal announces new album, releases single “It’s Different For Girls”

Of Montreal is primarily known for making funky, psychedelic music and putting on funky, psychedelic concerts. But the not-so-secret trick to all of its funky psychedelics is that there’s usually some heavy introspection or explorations of important topics gently tucked away underneath all of the discordant noises and…

Of Montreal channels ’70s New York, stays weird on Aureate Gloom

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Of Montreal albums are as much mood pieces as they are music, aural reflections of whatever lightning bolt is currently coursing through Kevin Barnes, the outfit’s charismatic overseer and unabashed over-sharer. Aureate Gloom, the band’s 13th LP in 18 years, is no different, with Barnes himself describing the album…