Of Montreal Drop “You’ve Had Me Everywhere”

Of Montreal release new single “You’ve Had Me Everywhere.”
Of Montreal “You’ve Had Me Everywhere.”

Of Montreal have shared the new single “You’ve Had Me Everywhere.” Described as a romantic meditation on connection and a peak into Kevin Barnes’ relationship with songwriter Christina Schneider of Locate S,1. Of the song, Barnes says “…it’s one of the purest and most unguarded love songs in my oeuvre… it was influenced by the production style of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and it features an Oberheim Matrix-1000 and a Korg Prologue 8.” Of Montreal’s new album UR FUN comes out on January 17th, via Polyvinyl Record Co.

The new love we heard about on the last of Montreal record, White is Relic/Irrealis Mood, is settling. If that was the falling-in-love record, then this is the staying-in-love record. That was the easy part; this is the interesting part, the challenging part, the next chapter of Kevin Barnes’ autobiographical album streak, UR FUN.

After several albums recorded with collaborators and various band members, Barnes opted to record this one completely alone. In his home studio in Athens, Georgia, Barnes isolated himself in creative hibernation, working obsessive 12-plus hour days arranging manic synth and drum machine maps on a computer screen with bouncy, melodic basslines, glam guitars and layered vocal harmonies. Inspired by albums like Cyndi Lauper’s She’s So Unusual and Janet Jackson’s Control, Barnes set out to make UR FUN into the kind of album where every song could be a single, complete with huge hooky choruses and nostalgic dance grooves. The result is an unstoppably fun album that could also pass for a carefully sequenced greatest-hits collection if taken out of context.

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Tour Dates

12/31 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
02/27 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre #
02/28 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel #
02/29 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle #
03/01 – Richmond, VA @ Broadberry #
03/02 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
03/03 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre #
03/04 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair #
03/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere #
03/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #
03/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre %
03/08 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom %
03/09 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme %
03/10 – Madison, WI @ The Majestic Theatre %
03/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line %
03/12 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge %
03/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Woodward Theater %
03/14 – Nashville, TN @ Little Harpeth %
03/26 – Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone $
03/27 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room $
03/28 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room $
03/29 – Englewood, CO @ The Gothic $
03/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge $
03/31 – Missoula, MT @ Top Hat $
04/01 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos $
04/02 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall $
04/03 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s $
04/04 – Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre $
04/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theatre $
04/06 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole $
04/07 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent $
04/08 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister $
04/10 – Dallas, TX @ Trees $
04/11 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk $
04/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf $

# w/ Lily’s Band
% w/ Lily and Horn Horse
$ w/ Locate S,1