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Of Montreal Have the Sads in Psychedelic New Single, ‘Empyrean Abattoir’

The Georgia outfit also released a bunch of 2015 tour dates

Of Montreal are back with the second single from their forthcoming record, Aureate Gloom. Following the political-minded “Bassem Sabry,” the Athens glam-pop’s latest is titled “Empyrean Abattoir” and it’s a springy adventure that frequently shifts gears from the far-out, good-times the band typically peddles to a bass-heavy, minor-key mope-fest, with frontman Kevin Barnes confessing that “it never hurts as deeply as I want it to.” 

Listen to “Empyrean Abattoir” above, check out the band’s just-announced tour dates, and grab Aureate Gloom when it drops on March 3 via Polyvinyl. 

Of Montreal tour dates:

January 13 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon
January 14 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
January 15 – Gainesville, FL @ High Dive
January 16 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
January 16 – Orlando, FL @ Afterparty at Olde 64
January 17 01-17 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
January 18 – Miami, FL @ Grand Central
January 19 – Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
January 20 – Macon, GA @ Cox Capitol Theatre
January 21 – Charleston, SC @ The Pour House
January 22 – Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger
January 23 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
January 24 – Chattanooga, TN @ Rhythm and Brews
March 5 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt
March 6 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
March 7 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club
March 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
March 9 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s
March 10 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
March 11 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
March 12 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom *
March 13 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro *
March 14 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall *
March 15 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave *
March 16 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room *
March 17 – Oklahoma City, OK @ [email protected] Performance Lab *
March 18 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown *
March 19 – Austin, TX @ Polyvinyl Showcase at Cheer Up Charlie’s
March 20 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
March 21 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto
March 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
March 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Largo at the Coronet
March 24 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
March 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
March 26 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
March 27 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
March 28 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Festival
March 29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
March 30 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
March 31 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird
April 1 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
April 2 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
April 3 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
April 4 – New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf

*with Deerhoof