The Mountain Goats: New Album, First Single


The Mountain Goats
The Mountain Goats have made available the first single from their forthcoming album, Transcendental Youth, entitled "Cry for Judas". You can download the track for free below via the Merge Records soundcloud page. The track will also be available for purchase via iTunes.

John Darnielle said of the track, "Like a lot of the new album, this song is about saddling up your demons and learning to ride them like devil horses with big leathery wings. To the best of my knowledge, it's also the first song ever to feature both a swinging horn section and a line about a baphomet drawn in chalk on an altar cloth, so everybody else who was trying to square that circle can take a breather now."

Transcendental Youth will be released by Merge Records on October 2. Starting today, the first 1,000 pre-orders at the Merge site will receive a limited edition 7-inch single with two exclusive songs: "Steal Smoked Fish" b/w "In the Shadow of the Western Hills".

Transcendental Youth Tracklist:

  • 1. Amy aka Spent Gladiator 1
  • 2. Lakeside View Apartments Suite
  • 3. Cry for Judas
  • 4. Harlem Roulette
  • 5. White Cedar
  • 6. Until I Am Whole
  • 7. Night Light
  • 8. The Diaz Brothers
  • 9. Counterfeit Florida Plates
  • 10. In Memory of Satan
  • 11. Spent Gladiator 2
  • 12. Transcendental Youth

    Tour Dates:

  • 7/28 St. Petersburg, FL @ Antiwarpt Festival
  • 9/6 -8 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival
  • 10/6 Durham, NC @ Reynolds Industries Theatre w/ Anonymous 4

    The Mountain Goats Tour Dates :: The Mountain Goats News


    [Published on: 7/25/12]

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