Published Jan 10, 2011Last fall, bizarro popsters Of Montreal unleashed the funky False Priest, their most sexed-up disc to date. Naturally, the Georgia-based troupe took off on a North American tour to promote the album full force. While the tour cycle for False Priest hasn't quite wrapped yet, Of Montreal's recently announced tour schedule will see them debuting even newer material. Chances are, the band will have some new freaky costumes and set designs for the trip too.
Following a few gigs later this month, Of Montreal will return to the road in April, with Canadian stops scheduled for Montreal and Toronto. In an interview with Spin, frontman Kevin Barnes said that his band will still be playing cuts off their latest full-length, but fans should expect to hear songs off their forthcoming EP, The Controller Sphere, as well.
"The songs were written in the same period as False Priest," Barnes said of the as-of-yet unreleased EP. "Some of them are a bit noisier and a little bit less groove-based, and some are just a bit artier."
As previously reported, The Controller Sphere wraps up a trilogy that Barnes started with Skeletal Lamping and False Priest. But a proper release date has yet to appear for the new release.
If that wasn't enough, the prolific Barnes has already begun penning a proper follow-up to False Priest. The songwriter claims he's already written three new tunes for an upcoming project. Tentative song titles include "This Planet is an Orphanage," "Ye, Renew the Plaintiff" and "We Will Commit Wolf Murder."
"I don't know what the titles mean," Barnes told Spin. "They're definitely all over the place; it's a lot of genre hopping. 'Orphanage' is more soulful, more Motown-y or Curtis Mayfield sounding. And 'Ye, Renew the Plaintiff' has moments that sound like Sonic Youth. Not a lot of distortion, but just open guitar tunings -- slightly angular and slightly dissonant."
1/11 Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen
1/12 Tallahassee, FL - The Moon
1/13 Orlando, FL, - Firestone
1/14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
1/15 Tampa, FL - The Ritz
4/2 Halifax, NS - Halifax Multi Purpose Centre
4/28 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
4/29 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
4/30 New York, NY - Webster Hall
5/1 Boston, MA - Paradise
5/2 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
5/3 Toronto, ON - The Phoenix
5/4 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
5/5 Chicago, IL - The Vic
5/6 Omaha, NE - The Slowdown
5/7 Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
5/8 Denver, CO - The Ogden Theatre
5/9 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
5/11 Seattle, WA - Showbox Market
5/12 Portland, OR - Roseland
5/13 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
5/14 Los Angeles, CA - Avalon
5/15 Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
5/17 Austin, TX - Mohawk
5/18 Dallas, TX - South Side Music Hall
5/19 Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
5/20 Atlanta, GA - The Buckhead Theatre