Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012
Of Montreal w/ Wild Belle and Foxygen
Say what you will about Of Montreal, but you can’t accuse of them of stagnancy. Kevin Barnes’ collective has reinvented itself about a half-dozen times since the band’s late-’90s beginnings as part of the Elephant 6 chamber-pop collective. Over the years, they’ve evolved from Beatles-influenced psychedelic twee to giddy glam-rock electro and more recently to thick, off-kilter funk. Since their 2007 zenith Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?, their records have grown increasingly difficult, with their proggy new Paralytic Stalks standing as one of their busiest yet. The band’s musical restlessness is mirrored by its live shows, which often play out as experimental theater, complete with weirdo costumes, props and set pieces.