Of Montreal – the original sore thumbs of the elephant 6 collective as was – peculiar, puzzling and often found voyaging upon an creative axis crooked and complex and so devilishly removed from mainstream earshot, utilising a rich kaleidoscopic colour box aligned to an impish persona masking a subtle but hitherto grasp of catchy pop mechanics whereupon into the sonic furnace the hatchling twee psych pop has flavoured its palette to include elements of glam, vaudeville and funk. Out in October via polyvinyl ‘Lousy with Sylvia Briar’ promises to be their most accomplished and shit together release to date with ‘She ain’t Speaking Now’ being primed as a spoiler as to what to expect. A sub four minute all bases covered pocket symphony that siphons upon rich and idyllic steel pedal opines (see Nesmith and Parsons) sandblasted in waves of low strung down and dirty glam gouged riffola (see Bowie / Hoople) and spiked with a musicality that wafts ever appreciably to a coda not so far removed fro the pretty things’ ‘Baron Saturday’ – a dandy dansette dalliance by our reckoning. www.polyvinylrecords.com/lousywithsylvianvriar
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