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of Montreal is an American indie pop band from Athens, Georgia. It was founded by frontman Kevin Barnes in 1996, named after a failed romance between Barnes and a woman "of Montreal." The band is identified as part of the Elephant 6 collective. Throughout its existence, of Montreal's musical style has evolved considerably and drawn inspiration from 1960s psychedelic pop acts.

Kevin Barnes founded of Montreal, allegedly naming it for a failed romance with a woman from Montreal, Quebec. Barnes was the only member of the group prior to his relocation to Athens, Georgia. There, he met Derek Almstead (Circulatory System, Marshmallow Coast, Elf Power) and Bryan Poole, who also performs as The Late B.P. Helium. Together, they recorded their debut album, Cherry Peel, and subsequent releases The Bird Who Ate the Rabbit's Flower and The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy...

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Kevin Barnes (singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter), Clayton Rychlik (drums, keys, guitar, bass), Jojo Glidewell (keys), Davey Pierce (bass), Nicolas Dobbratz (keys, percussion, bass, guitar)
Talking Heads, Led Zeppelin, Grateful Dead, Neil Young
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Indie Rock Indie Pop Psychedelic Pop Neo-Psychedelia
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