Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Mountain Goats Announce Album Title And Release Date



Download: The Mountain Goats - "Source Decay"
Download: The Mountain Goats - "Dance Music"
Download: The Mountain Goats - "No Children"
Download: The Mountain Goats - "Minnesota"


In my daily wishful glance at the Mountain Goats homepage (oh, John Darnielle, won't you come back and play "The Sign" for me?) and Last Plane To Jakarta I found something actually worth reporting.

NEW ALBUM!

Well, technically it was announced back in July. But now we have a release date and a title. Heretic Pride will be out on Feb. 19th, just in time for my 21st birthday.

The album is being produced by Scott Solter and the awesomely fantastic John Vanderslice. On top of it, Annie Clark (from St. Vincent) is going to appear on the album, which will surely send Jon Graef into spasms of pleasure.

The tracklist is as follows:
1. Sax Rohmer #1
2. San Bernardino
3. Heretic Pride
4. Autoclave
5. New Zion
6. So Desperate
7. In the Craters on the Moon
8. Lovecraft in Brooklyn
9. Tianchi Lake
10. How to Embrace a Swamp Creature
11. Marduk T-Shirt Men's Room Incident
12. Sept 15 1983
13. Michael Myers Resplendent

I'm really excited about this and I'm already formulating all kinds of ideas about what these songs are about. I wonder if "Sept. 15 1983" is a revisit of the encounters described in "Source Decay," in which Darnielle sings about a former friend with whom he visited Bangkok in 1983. Well, Harry Potter, eat your heart out. I have new unanswered questions to ponder.

The Mountain Goats Official Website

(April Wright)

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1 Comments:

Blogger Jess said...

hey there,
I actually saw tMG perform "September 15 1983" twice during their last tour and JD actually said the title refers to the day reggae singer Prince Far died, so I can assure you it has nothing to do with Source Decay, haha. Man, I am counting down the days until the album is release :)

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