Of Montreal have shared a stream of “Fugitive Air,” a song from the band’s upcoming album “lousy with sylvianbriar,” set for an Oct. 8 release.

According to a press relase, Of Montreal leader Kevin Barnes “eschewed computer recording, with its pitch correction, limitless effects plug ins and editing possibilities.  Instead, with the help of engineer Drew Vandenberg (Deerhunter, Toro y Moi), he recorded lousy with sylvianbriar in his home studio on a 24 track tape machine. With no computer tricks to fall back on, the band — Barnes (guitars, bass, vocals), Rebecca Cash (vocals),Clayton Rychlik (drums, vocals), Jojo Glidewell (keys), Bob Parins (pedal steel, bass), and Bennet Lewis (guitars, mandolin) — could only get out of the recordings what they put into them. Most of the tracking was recorded live with the band in the same room together.  They worked quickly, with the band members composing their parts on the fly with little second guessing.  The album was recorded in just three weeks.”

“I knew I wanted the process to be more in line with the way people used to make albums in the late ’60s and early ’70s,” Barnes said.  “I wanted to work fast and to maintain a high level of spontaneity and immediacy. I wanted the songs to be more lyric driven, and for the instrumental arrangements to be understated and uncluttered.”

Full track list after the jump.

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Of Montreal

lousy with sylvianbriar


Oct 8, 2013

1. fugitive air

2. obsidian currents

3. belle glade missionaries

4. sirens of your toxic spirit

5. colossus

6. triumph of disintegration

7. amphibian days

8. she ain’t speakin’ now

9. hegira émigré

10. raindrop in my skull

11. imbecile rages

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