Of Montreal Announce Tour and New Album Lady on the Cusp, Share Video for New Song: Watch


Of Montreal have announced a summer tour and new album. Lady on the Cusp is the indie-rock band’s 19th full-length studio LP and will arrive on May 17 via Polyvinyl. They’ve shared the new song “Yung Hearts Bleed Free” along with a Madeline Babuka Black–directed music video. In the clip, paper cutouts replace humans heads as they dance behind paint splotches and stenciled flowers, a stylistic nod to Larry Jordan’s animated film Our Lady of the Sphere. Check it out below.

Discussing the new song in a press statement, Of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes said it was influenced by Leos Carax’s Boy Meets Girl, the funk group Bootsy’s Rubber Band, and the purchse of a Yamaha TG33 and a Kawai K1M. “I wanted to make a strutting, sexy little vamp of a song that just kind of chugged along and felt relaxed and playful and free,” he said.

The follow-up to 2022’s Freewave Lucifer Fck is the last album Of Montreal made while bandleader Kevin Barnes was living in Athens, Georgia, having since relocated to southern Vermont after living in the American South since 1996. As such, the 10 songs that make up Lady on the Cusp dip into reflections on the past and hopefulness for the incoming future.

As for their tour, Of Montreal will begin in Athens on May 31 and then perform across the United States, stopping in major cities around the country. Their run ends on July 2 in Asheville, North Carolina. Supporting them as openers are Godcaster and Tele Novella. Find the full run of tour dates below.

Read about Of Montreal in “The Elephant 6 Recording Co. Documentary Shows Why a Scruffy ’90s Indie Rock Community Still Matters” on the Pitch.

Lady on the Cusp:

01 Music Hurts the Head
02 2 Depressed 2 Fuck
03 Rude Girl on Rotation
04 Yung Hearts Bleed Free
05 Soporific Cell
06 I Can Read Smoke
07 Pi$$ Pi$$
08 Sea Mines That Mr. Gone
09 Poetry Surf
10 Genius in the Wind

Of Montreal:

05-31 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre #
06-01 Chattanooga, TN – Barrelhouse Ballroom #
06-03 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts #
06-04 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere #
06-05 Boston, MA – The Sinclair #
06-06 Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom #
06-07 Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
06-08 Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick #
06-09 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall #
06-10 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall #
06-11 Wichita, KS – Wave (Indoors) #%
06-12 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre #%
06-14 Jackson Hole, WY – Center for the Arts %
06-15 Boise, ID – Treefort Music Hall %
06-16 Seattle, WA – Neumos %
06-17 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom %
06-18 Eugene, OR – WOW Hall %
06-19 Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post %
06-20 Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre %
06-21 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater %
06-22 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom %
06-23 Albuquerque, NM – Sister %
06-25 Austin, TX – Mohawk %
06-26 Dallas, TX – Trees %
06-27 Springfield, MO – The Regency Live %
06-28 Nashville, TN – Exit/In %
06-29 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse %
06-30 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle %
07-01 Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club %
07-02 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle %

# with Godcaster
% with Tele Novella

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Of Montreal Tour Dates