Of Montreal (styled as of Montreal)is an indie pop/rock band from Athens, Georgia.
Early years (1997-2007)Edit
Kevin Barnes created the band, allegedly naming it for a failed romance with a woman from Montreal, Canada. For the first 10 years the band was essentially a Beatles cover-band, until 2007, when Kevin was possessed by the ghost of a black she-male named Georgie Fruit.
The Dark Reign of Georgie(2007-present)Edit
Kevin Barnes recorded most of the band's 2007 release, Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?, by himself while living in Norway and Athens, Georgia. The album's autobiographical themes of suicide, depression and isolation was a direct product of becoming possessed by the ghost of a black she-male named Georgie Fruit, as well as the controversy over selling out.