Of Montreal Announce New Album ‘Aureate Gloom’

Lindsay Hood

By Lindsay Hood

on 12.09.14 in News

Although they just released lousy with sylvianbriar last year, Of Montreal has already announced a follow-up. Forthcoming in Spring 2015, frontman Kevin Barnes said, via Pitchfork, that the new album Aureate Gloom would center around personal developments in his own life. He stated:

I was going through a very stormy period in my life and felt like I was just completely trashed. I might be guilty of sharing or exposing too much of my private life, but to me the best albums are those that help people connect with an artist on a deep, human level and that do so without too much artifice or evasiveness.

Additionally, the group announced the first round of tour dates and shared the album’s tracklist.

Aureate Gloom will be released on March 3, 2015 via Polyvinyl.

Listen to the first single “Bassem Sabry” below:


1. Bassem Sabry
2. Last Rites At The Jane Hotel
3. Empyrean Abbatoir
4. Aluminum Crown
5. Virgillian Lots
6. Monolithic Egress
7. Apollyon Of Blue Room
8. Estocadas
9. Chthonian Dirge For Uruk The Other
10. Like Ashoka’s Inferno of Memory

Tour Dates:

12/11: New York, NY – Baby’s All Right (solo Kevin Barnes show)
1/13: Tallahassee, FL – The Moon
1/14: Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
1/15: Gainesville, FL – High Dive
1/16: Orlando, FL – The Social
1/17: Tampa, FL – Crowbar
1/18: Miami, FL – Grand Central
1/19: Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
1/20: Macon, GA – Cox Capitol Theatre
1/21: Charleston, SC – The Pour House
1/22: Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
1/23: Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
1/24: Chattanooga, TN – Rhythm and Brews