Psychedelic pop rockers Of Montreal have announced the imminent release of a new record, “Innocence Reaches.”
The new record’s due to drop August 12 from Polyvinyl, and, according to frontman Kevin Barnes, it’ll be their most modern album yet. In a press release, Barnes cited synthpop duo Chairlift and electrostep supergroup Jack Ü (composed of Skrillex and Diplo, if you didn’t already know, so that’s a thing) as influences while crafting the band’s latest tracks. It shows. Of Montreal just dropped a new single for “Innocence Reaches.” The track is called “it’s different for girls,” and it sounds like you put late ’70s synthpop in a blender with some house beats and added in a pinch of rock for flavor. That’s a good thing.
Fear not, though: The downright groovy cover art harks back to the psychedelic pop/dance numbers of the band’s older discography, so those influences are clearly still present too. If you like what you hear, you can preorder “Innocence Reaches.”
In order to celebrate this news, have some of the band’s greatest hits so far: