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5 February 2007: Of Montreal Begins Tour at the El Rey

Posted by Christina on March 3, 2009

2666633896_f4dafa8044Most of the time I just happened to be going to the shows and asked to cover them for the newspaper. This was one such case and having a crossover happen between the newspaper and KUCI was amazing. I had been playing Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destoryer? since forever on The Motley Music Show and to see them live and be able to write about it was all kinds of awesome.

New University Newspaper: Of Montreal Begins Tour at the El Rey

Of Montreal Begins Tour at the El Rey
by Christina Nersesian
Volume 40, Issue 16 | Feb 05 2007

In the mid-1990s, a group of musicians came together under a mantra of creative expression and a style that would become specific to these bands alone. Through their similarly-themed music, this group formed The Elephant Six Collective from which several beloved sons and daughters of indie rock were born.

Starting as seedlings of this newly evolved and highly explosive scene, bands like Neutral Milk Hotel, Apples in Stereo, Beulah, Elf Power, Of Montreal and others became underground rock stars as this revolutionary decade in music crept along.

These bands distinguished themselves by creating unconventional sounds and textures using otherwise normal instruments like guitar and bass. They also incorporate other eccentric instruments like the flugelhorn, singing saw, wandering genie, sitar and the magnus organ, to name a few. Their vocals are harmonically and melodically mature and precise.

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