Of Montreal 5.17 @ The Concourse
of Montreal | Icky Blossoms
$15 Advance | $20 Day of Show
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While many bands rely on vague platitudes as an attempt to make their songs universally applicable, Barnes chooses
to take the opposite tact — penning lyrics so personal they sound like entries ripped from a journal that should be
permanently kept under lock and key.
Having already spent many of the previous months touring together, the strength of the members’ musical rapport
was instantly apparent. The group completed nearly a song a day during their stay in the desert and even wrote a
brand new track on the spot, “Apollyon Of Blue Room,” whose title references a supposedly haunted bedroom in a
hacienda on the studio grounds.
Working at such a breakneck pace, there was no time to nitpick, to dissect, to overanalyze. Only later, upon arriving
back home, was Barnes able to take a step back and fully appreciate what he and his band had accomplished.
With Aureate Gloom, of Montreal have created one of the most unflinching, confessional and starkly emotional
albums in their oeuvre.