This year Of Montreal released a brand new record "UR FUN", the sixteenth in the decades of Kevin Barnes' majestic career!
To help celebrate the release, Kevin generously shared a few favorite albums and books that helped inspire and inform the album with us. We're giving the collection of his choices away to one lucky winner along with an indie stores exclusive color vinyl copy of "UR FUN", out now via Polyvinyl Records!
Here's what he chose for us:
1. Paradise Rot by Jenny Hval
Fantastic debut novel from an already accomplished musician/artist.
2. Evening In Paradise by Lucia Berlin
Lucia is the best friend I wish I had, her stories are so full of imagination,empathy and pathos, she's the writer I'd most want to compose my eulogy.
3. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
I just rediscovered this album recently and it was a big inspiration on UR FUN, I love how catchy and playful it is while also feeling irreverent and punky, it's like the end of the 80's movie when the misfit kids crash the normies gala and everybody loosens up and starts to have a blast.
4. Janet Jackson - Control
Self empowerment 101, this record still feels relevant and full of meaning and purpose to this day, every song is a total jammer.
Buy Kevin Barnes' recommendations from us from Of Montreal's SELECTOR Collection!
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