Of Montreal Begins Tour at the El Rey
In the mid-1990s, a group of musicians came together under a mantra of creative expression and a style that would become specific to these bands alone. Through their similarly-themed music, this group formed The Elephant Six Collective from which several beloved sons and daughters of indie rock were born.
Starting as seedlings of this newly evolved and highly explosive scene, bands like Neutral Milk Hotel, Apples in Stereo, Beulah, Elf Power, Of Montreal and others became underground rock stars as this revolutionary decade in music crept along.
These bands distinguished themselves by creating unconventional sounds and textures using otherwise normal instruments like guitar and bass. They also incorporate other eccentric instruments like the flugelhorn, singing saw, wandering genie, sitar and the magnus organ, to name a few. Their vocals are harmonically and melodically mature and precise.
All these traits are most notably and recently seen on the new Of Montreal album ‘Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?’