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    Thu, 02 Jun 2016 10:33:21

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    of Montreal have announced their new album Innocence Reaches, with a release date set for August 12 via Polyvinyl. of Montreal's 14th album follows last year's clutch of releases, the studio LP, Aureate Gloom,, and live album, Snare Lustrous Doomings.

    Frontman Kevin Barnes said the sound of Innocence Reaches was informed by more contemporary music than usual, via Rolling Stone. "Forever I've been detached from current music," he said in a statement. "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 to."

    The new single, which was premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio show, features Barnes lyrically taking a fairly forthright feminist stance over a bubbling space groove. Sample lyric: "when they are children, they're de-personalized, aggressively objectified."

    Rolling Stone reports, "The cover art was conceived by Barnes' brother David, who is a new first-time father and expresses his ‘wonderment for the female anatomy' and was also inspired by trans issues, which Barnes said in a statement has ‘always been a part of my identity as a human' and is evidenced by his ‘gender-bending in performances.'"

    New album, Innocence Reaches, coming 8/12. Pre-orders are up now (link in bio).

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    Innocence Reaches Track List:

    1. "let's relate"
    2. "it's different for girls"
    3. "gratuitous abysses"
    4. "my fair lady"
    5. "le 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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