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Of Montreal Drop Orchestral-Pop Epic ‘Wintered Debts’

Hear all seven minutes of the all-over-the-place tune

picture-18576-1373300776Marc Hogan // November 22, 2011

On last year’s False Priest, Of Montreal collaborated with major-label R&B acts Janelle Monáe and Solange Knowles. Once little more than Kevin Barnes’ lo-fi solo project, the Athens, Georgia band has glammed out to become one of the most extravagant live acts in not only indie rock, but all of pop music. And yet the group can still throw a seven-minute, all-over-the-place orchestral-pop number called “Wintered Debts” up on its website, with no explanation (via Stereogum). It’s an impressive one, jumping from unplugged confessional to atonal weirdness and then back to sunny ’60s-style psych-pop, all while still taking aim at fake idols. O.M. fan site the Booty Patrol suspects the track will appear on the band’s upcoming 11th (!) album, Paralytic Stalks, set for early 2012 on Polyvinyl, though there’s no official word just yet.