Watch: of Montreal - “let’s relate” Video

Innocence Reaches Out Now via Polyvinyl

Sep 01, 2016
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Kevin Barnes and of Montreal released a new album, Innocence Reaches, last month via Polyvinyl. The band previously shared the album's first single, the fantastically produced pop song "it's different for girls," as well as a great dance party of a music video, "my fair lady," and danceable album opener "let's relate." Now "let's relate" has a video. The fun clip features Barnes (and a whole lot of other people) in drag while they have a crazy party that includes some giant hands and saws. Watch below via Stereogum, who premiered it, followed by the band's tour dates.

Benjamin Rouse and Barnes co-directed the clip. Barnes had this to say about the video to Stereogum: "In a concupiscent spirit-rebellion against the discriminatory policies being championed by Right Wing/Christian Wrong politicians against the LGBTQ community as of late, we present an altogether inclusive and decidedly love-addled message to the world. Let's not hate! LET'S RELATE!"

Innocence Reaches is of Montreal's 14th full-length. The album was partially recorded in Paris, where Barnes lived at a friend's home studio for two weeks. The album is the follow-up to 2015's Aureate Gloom. Also feel free to read our 2015 interview with Kevin Barnes on Aureate Gloom and why he doesn't get Taylor Swift, among other things.

of Montreal Tour Dates:

9/2 - Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
9/3 - Charleston, SC @ Charleston Pour House
9/4 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
9/5 - Norfolk, VA @ Work Release
9/6 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson
9/7 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
9/8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
9/9 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
9/10 - Boston, MA @ Paradise
9/11 - New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
9/12 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street Ballroom
9/13 - South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
9/14 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
9/15 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
9/16 - Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre
9/17 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
9/18 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Bells Eccentric Café
9/19 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
9/20 - Madison, WI @ The Majestic Theatre
9/21 - Cincinnati, OH @ The Woodward Theater
9/22 - St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
9/23 - Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone Café
9/24 - Chattanooga, TN @ Revelry Room
10/12 - Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
10/13 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner's Music Hall
10/14 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
10/15 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar Cultural Center
10/16 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
10/17 - Denver, CO @ The Bluebird
10/18 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/19 - Boise, ID @ El Korah Shrine
10/20 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
10/21 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/22 - Arcata, CA @ The Kate Buchanan Room at Humbolt State University
10/23 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
10/24 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
10/25 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent
10/26 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
10/27 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/28 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
10/29 - Houston, TX @ Walter's Downtown
10/30 - Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
10/31 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West



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