After last month's "fugitive air," of Montreal is back with the second single from its upcoming album lousy with sylvianbriar, "she ain't speakin' now." The track is a tumultuous piece of 60's psych rock, featuring a tour de force vocal performance from front man Kevin Barnes. Barnes claims to have written the song while his wife and daughter were bedridden with a terrible illness, so the lyrics are appropriately worrisome for their well-being; but at the same time, he is worried that he might catch what they have, so an amusing element of rational self-interest also comes through.
lousy with sylvianbriar is due out October 8th via Polyvinyl. Check out a review of last year's Paralytic Stalks: