Always kooky of Montreal has dropped another lowercase titled track off their forthcoming full-length, lousy with sylvianbriar, due out October 8th via Polyvinyl. Psychedelics are commonplace with Kevin Barnes & Co., but “she ain’t speakin’ now” feels like a woozy stomper, sort of that comatose, fuck-it-all crankiness that comes from dealing with a Stalin of a cold and too much pea soup. There’s a reason for this, though.
“I wrote the song when both my wife and daughter were bedridden with a terrible illness,” Barnes told Rolling Stone. “It was during the middle of our recording sessions for Sylvianbriar, so I was pretty paranoid about catching what they had. I would sort of hold my breath whenever I was near them. I wrote the song while fearing the worst. Fortunately, they both recovered.”
Stream below — Nyquil optional.
For more from Sylvianbriar, take a listen to “fugitive air”.
Soon after the album’s release, of Montreal will hit the road for a month-long jaunt. The trek kicks off in the band’s hometown of Athens on October 18th and circles the U.S. until mid-November. Consult the full schedule below.
of Montreal 2013 Tour Dates:
10/18 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt club
10/22 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/23 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
10/24 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
10/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/26 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
10/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
10/29 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland #
10/30 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall #
10/31 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater #
11/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center #
11/02 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room #
11/03 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater #
11/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge #
11/05 – Boise, ID @ Korah Shrine #
11/06 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos #
11/07 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom #
11/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall #
11/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall #
11/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
11/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Largo at the Coronet #
11/12 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress #
11/14 – Dallas, TX @ Trees #
11/15 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk #
# = w/ La Luz