New releases // Aug 12, 2016

of Montreal

Innocence Reaches

  • Early bird 180g Clear Pink / Green vinyl limited to 1,500 copies. 2xLP
  • 180g Light Blue vinyl. 2xLP
RELEASE DATE // August 12, 2016
12" Album / Polyvinyl / Indie, Indie Rock
The project's 14th LP follows two full decades of mercurial creative mania: swallowing up '60s psych-pop, Prince-ly funk, and glammy prog in turn; morphing freely between full-band affair and cloistered confessional booth; comprising lyrics both painfully personal and absurdly fantastical; and recently drawing site-specific inspiration from culture capitals like San Francisco or New York City. The thread that runs through it all is Athens, GA's Kevin Barnes, and Innocence Reaches finds him at his most light-hearted in years, working a Parisian stint, Top 40 sounds, and his newfound single status into the kaleidoscopic swirl. Even as he continues to sift the sonic and emotional detritus of his past, Barnes sums up his current mood in the opener's title: "let's relate."

The most immediate surprise is the sound. Innocence Reaches is touched by contemporary electronica, indie pop, and EDM. For the first time in his career, Barnes tuned into now. "Forever I've been detached from current music," he says. "I got into this bubble of only being in some other time period. I came up picking apart the Beach Boys, The Beatles, and symphonic pieces. But last year, I was hearing Jack Ü, Chairlift, Arca, and others, thinking about low end and sound collage. It was an extra layer to geek out on."

All formats include instant download of "it's different for girls". Full album download (MP3 and WAV) available Aug 3, 2016.
Tracklist: 1. Let's Relate
2. It's Different For Girls
3. Gratuitous Abysses
4. My Fair Lady
5. Les Chants De Maldoror
6. A Sport And A Pastime
7. Ambassador Bridge
8. Def Pacts
9. Chaos Arpeggiating
10. Nursing Slopes
11. Trashed Exes
12. Chap Pilot

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