Of Mon­treal

AurE­AtE Gloom

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Polyvinyl Records

Formed by front­man Kevin Barnes in 1996, of Mon­treal gets its cu­ri­ous name from a failed ro­man­tic con­nec­tion be­tween Barnes and a lady "of Mon­treal", and Aure­ate Gloom is no less than their 13th al­bum re­lease. The band is part of what is known as the Ele­phant 6 col­lec­tive; a group of in­de­pen­dent 60s in­flu­enced bands work­ing in the Ele­phant 6 Record­ing Com­pany dur­ing the 90s. Barnes is the only mem­ber left from the orig­i­nal line-up af­ter he’d moved to Ge­or­gia. His vo­cal de­liv­ery is sim­i­lar to that of Steve Har­ley dur­ing his Cock­ney Rebel years and, although the songs are vastly dif­fer­ent, there

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