In an exclusive email to Pitchfork, of Montreal front-man Kevin Barnes revealed that his bandâs next album, entitled False Priest, will be released Autumn of this year, plus news of a collaboration with Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner.
Due to be released on Polyvinyl Records, False Priest is expected to see the Athens, Georgia band take a move towards an rânâb sound, and will feature input from Solange Knowles (sister of Beyonce for those not in the know) and Janelle Monae. Barnes said: "There's a thick R&B influence, so it's cool that we have a lot of deep low end. We're trying to make a record that has similar low end to records like The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest and even, to some degree, stuff like Dr. Dre."
The band have also worked with Nick Zinner, who plays guitar on The Past Is A Grotesque Animal, the 12-minute long track originally used on Spike Jonze's short film "I'm Here". The limited edition 12" (pressed on blue vinyl), which features both the album version and the re-worked version with Zinner, will be shipped to those whoâve pre-ordered on July 16th.
More details of False Priest are expected soon, so keeps your eyes peeled!