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Concerts

Of Montreal plays the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on April 6.

April 24, 2012 Watch the wildly theatrical band's latest stage spectacle, recorded live at The 9:30 Club.

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September 14, 2010 Hear the band recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C.

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October 27, 2008 Hear the collective, with members of Neutral Milk Hotel and many more, recorded live from Chicago.

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October 9, 2008 Hear the flamboyant and frenetic psych-pop band live in concert from Washington, D.C.

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Studio Sessions

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January 14, 2014 Hear the indie-rock band perform songs from Lousy With Sylvianbriar, recorded live in Philadelphia.

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Of Montreal performs live at KCRW on Nov. 11, 2013.

December 11, 2013 Watch the effervescent Kevin Barnes and his band perform "Fugitive Air" on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes (center) spoke with World Cafe host David Dye.

March 10, 2011 Hear an interview with Kevin Barnes and songs from the band's show at Milwaukee's Pabst Theater.

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September 3, 2009 Of Montreal's latest album, Skeletal Lamping, highlights the group's funkier side.

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Interviews & Profiles

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October 10, 2010 Their perversely theatrical performances are probably just as radical as their music.

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Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes

December 3, 2009 How has technology changed the relationship between musicians and their fans?

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June 5, 2005 Athens, Georgia's neo-psychedelic band Of Montreal has a new CD and a tight tour schedule.

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Discover Songs

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September 5, 2010 Hear one of the year's most original albums in its entirety until its release on Sept. 14.

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October 27, 2008 Hear the collective, with members of Neutral Milk Hotel and many more, recorded live from Chicago.

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October 27, 2008 In "Nonpareil of Favor," Of Montreal doesn't pretend to espouse the principles of traditional rock.

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October 9, 2008 Hear the flamboyant and frenetic psych-pop band live in concert from Washington, D.C.

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September 12, 2008 All Songs Considered's blog asked for readers' favorite road-trip songs. Here are five replies.

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August 18, 2008 Okkervil River and Of Montreal made last year's top 20 albums and are back again for this year.

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December 21, 2007 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his picks for the year's top ten CDs.

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December 20, 2007 Tens of thousands of listeners voted for the year's best CDs, with Radiohead coming out on top.

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December 6, 2007 All Songs reviewers parley the year's biggest surprises, letdowns and best new music.

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January 5, 2007 A new recording from Arcade Fire; The atmospheric Apostle of Hustle; Athens, Georgia rockers Of ...

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May 11, 2005 New music from Ryan Adams; A boxing metaphor from Aimee Mann; A bluegrass classic with Doyle Law...

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Reviews

With its horns and woodwinds, Of Montreal's "Dour Percentage" is danceable like a disco hit, but twice as flirty.

April 10, 2012 With its horns and woodwinds, "Dour Percentage" is danceable like a disco hit, but twice as flirty.

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October 22, 2010 Of Montreal has now put out 13 albums; their latest is titled False Priest.

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T. Rex's 'Electric Warrior.'

September 28, 2010 All Songs Considered intern Sarah Ventre hears T. Rex's Electric Warrior for the first time.

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October 27, 2008 In "Nonpareil of Favor," Of Montreal doesn't pretend to espouse the principles of traditional rock.

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August 18, 2008 Okkervil River and Of Montreal made last year's top 20 albums and are back again for this year.

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More Stories

Clockwise from upper left: Gem Club, Perera Elsewhere, Of Montreal, Remi

October 8, 2013 This week's must-hear mix from All Songs includes Australian rap, trip-hop from Berlin, and more.

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Of Montreal performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Dec. 14, 2012.

January 28, 2013 Frontman Kevin Barnes uses the intimacy of the NPR Music offices to try out some quiet new material.

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June 29, 2011 David Barnes' whimsical and mysterious work has graced the covers of several Of Montreal albums.

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart (top left), Low (bottom left), Timber Timbre's Taylor Kirk (right).

April 5, 2011 This week on All Songs Considered, industry veterans and newcomers alike prove their staying power.

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November 3, 2010 With shrieking falsetto and spoken word, "Our Riotous Defects" chronicles a relationship disaster.

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