Satanic Panic in the Attic is of Montreal's sixth full-length release and first for Polyvinyl. Previously, the band released two albums for Bar/None and three for Kindercore. The prolific Athens, Georgia band is an established staple of the US indie-pop scene and has been a continual touring presence.
The sound of Satanic Panic in the Attic is a slight departure from of Montreal's previous releases yet continues the band's tradition of continually redefining themselves. The influence of 1970's Afro beat and 80's New Wave can clearly be heard throughout the album -- offering fans a new perspective previously unheard from the band.
"[F]ar and away of Montreal's best record." Pitchfork
"a masterpiece of an album... Every song on this release is a legend." Rebelation Zine
"They successfully and continually find new ways to push the envelope without over doing it by creating beautiful harmonies and theatrical song breakdowns with multiple time signatures." Last Life Media
"As it turns out, there's only one word that can truly describe Kevin Barnes and of Montreal: brilliant." Wordsmith
"Their perfect blend of maturity, immaturity, and creativity shines through on the album." The Tufts Daily
"A powerful musical statement that will floor the band's old fans and certainly catch newcomers and past naysayers off guard." Lost at Sea
"There is no way any critic or music lover will be able to point out a negative aspect to this record. It's impossible." AbsolutePunk
"Impeccably arranged and produced, and, most importantly, it's a whole lot of fun." Bass Head Media
"The best pop-album an indie-fan could wish for - challenging but still simplistic enough to be immediately enjoyable." The National Student
"Satanic Panic In The Attic opened my eyes to an indie rock band with an interesting dimension that distinguishes them in this crowded rock scene." PunkInternational