Of Montreal is one of the highly talented bands which originated from Athens, Georgia. The band came into existence in 1996 by Kevin Barnes who chose the name of the band as “of Montreal”, taken from his collapsed romantic affair with a woman from Montreal. Kevin Barnes, Bryan Poole, Dottie Alexander and K Ishibashi are the current band members in of Montreal while Derek Almstead and James Huggins are the notable previous band members out of a number of members. Of Montreal tickets are a real treat for fans that enjoy indie pop, indie rock, funk, R&B and psychedelic music of this amazing band.
The band started with Kevin Barnes, Derek Almstead and Bryan Poole and they released their debut album under the name Cherry Peel. Subsequently, the band released two albums, The Bird Who Ate the Rabbit’s Flower and the Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy. In 1998, two years after the formation of the band, Bryan Poole left the band for pursuing other projects and the band was joined by Dottie Alexander and James Husband after the release of a third album, The Gay Parade.
2001 brought a concept album from the band, Coquelicot Asleep in the Poppies: A Variety of Whimsical Verse. The 2002 album of the band, Aldhils Arboretum, was a different kind of album then the previous albums of the band and contained dancing beats, which was a start of a new kind of music from the band. The band made its first tour in promotion of its album which was highly successful.
Of Montreal is a part and one of the founding members of the Elephant 6 recording company which produced a number of remarkable autonomous bands including of Montreal, Elf Power, Beulah, Neutral Milk Hotel, the Olivia Tremor Control and The Apples in Stereo. The recording company is based in United States and was founded in 1991 by Jeff Mangum, Will Cullen Hart, Bill Doss and Robert Schneider.
After working with Kindercore records, of Montreal started recording with Polyvinyl records. The band released an album, Satanic Panic in the Attic, in 2004 and around that time, Bryan Poole joined the band again. The album was quite successful with solo efforts from Barnes, more of which came in the next album of the band, The Sunlandic Twins. The same solo efforts were seen in the 2007 album of the band, Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
The band of Montreal is always known for its being doing unique projects. In 2008, another unique album of the band was released with the title, Skeletal Lamping. The unique thing about this album was that it was released in different styles amounting to ten in number. The album did a great business and topped the charts. Many of the songs of the band have been taken for television commercial, television series and soundtracks for movies. All the tours pursued by the band were as successful as its first tour.
Of Montreal’s music is heavily influenced by the great artists of their time David Bowie and Prince and the traces of music similar to the Beatles and vaudeville can be seen in the music of the band. Of Montreal is a remarkable band because it keeps experimenting and turns up with amazing music every time. False Priest is the latest album of the band released in 2010 and was as much praised by the fans and the music critics as any of his previous albums. The band has also worked and collaborated with other projects like Barnes worked with MGMT and Bright Eyes. Other members of the band have also done other musical projects. The most prominent project of Kevin Barnes is the comedy tour, “A Pollinaire Rave” which he did with Nina Barnes and David Barnes and also the production of the album of Solange Knowles, sister of Beyonce Knowles.
Just like his unique albums, of Montreal also puts up great live performances which are evident from the successful tours and live concerts of the band. Of Montreal tickets have always been a favorite of indie pop and rock fans that also enjoy the electric stage appearances of Kevin Barnes and his band members. The band frequently tours and each one of them are better from the last. If you are an ardent fan of the band, you should get your hands on of Montreal tickets as soon as their concert is scheduled in your town or city and the rest you know that you will have a time that will be unforgettable.