of Montreal Announces New Album - Innocence Reaches | Stream New Single
of Montreal Announces New Album - Innocence Reaches | Stream New Single "it's different for girls"
Posted 06/01/2016

PREPARE YOURSELVES! of Montreal have announced details surrounding their latest album, Innocence Reaches, which will be released August 12! The album is available for pre-order RIGHT NOW and will come on “Early Bird” edition vinyl (180-gram pink/green 2xLP limited to 1500), 180-gram light blue 2xLP, CD, cassette, and digital formats. You can even purchase the album as a limited edition statue created by David Barnes which comes with a download. Check out all the different options here.

For their 14th full-length album, the band’s creative mastermind (Kevin Barnes) travelled to Paris, FR and lived in a friend’s studio for 2 weeks. By day, Barnes wandered Père Lachaise Cemetery, sat at cafés and wrote poems, read Jeans Ganet and Cocteau, or eavesdropped on conversations he couldn't translate. "Being in that place where no one looks at me twice and I can't even understand the language was like entering a parallel universe," recalls Barnes. "It was cathartic and inspiring to amputate myself from my normal life and feel like an individual outside of all the baggage and memories."

The most immediate surprise on Innocence Reaches is the sound. The album 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."

This can be heard on the debut single, "it's different for girls,” which made its debut on Zane Lowe's Beats1 radio show on Apple Music this morning. Combining Daft Punk's aptitude for groove with LCD Soundsystem's wit—an endlessly quotable track that has Barnes outlining the dangers inherent in binary gendering: "It's different for girls, from when they are children they're de-personalized, aggressively objectified..." and later Barnes sings "It's different for girls, they are mercurial creatures, not a masculine dissonance or sexual currency". Check out the song below or visit Pitchfork.

Read more about Innocence Reaches and pre-order your copy here.