Pullin’ ‘Tubes | of Montreal – Fugitive Air
Gaining inspiration from a stint in San Francisco -ground-zero for the new psychedelic boom -Kevin Barnes returned to his home base of Athens, GA to record what would become the band’s twelfth studio album, Lousy With Sylvianbriar. The eleven-track effort, which was released earlier this month, showcases a new recording approach for Barnes, who assembled a band and ditched the assistance of modern technology, recording almost exclusively live-to-tape on a 24-track tape machine. The result is a collection of loose, gooey, acid-soaked pop tunes inspired by classic releases from the late-60s and early-70s. Barnes layers in sounds from Highway 61-era Dylan to the sun-baked harmonies of the Beach Boys to screaming Neil Young & Crazy Horse electric feedback.
Let’s check out the slightly NSFW video for the album’s lead single “Fugitive Air”:
Written By: Jeffrey Greenblatt