The Mountain Goats Release ‘Dark In Here’ Title Track

By Scott Bernstein Jun 3, 2021 7:52 am PDT

The Mountain Goats will unveil Dark In Here — an album recorded at the historic FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama — through Merge Records on June 25. Today, John Darnielle and company shared the title track from the 12-song LP.

Dark In Here was recorded in March 2020, a particularly fruitful period for the band that also yielded Getting Into Knives and Songs For Pierre Chuvin. The song “Dark In Here” features contributions from legendary Muscle Shoals musicians Spooner Oldham on organ and Will McFarlane on guitar.

“If you’re looking for a governing theme here, it’s calamity, as all the songs are either anticipating one or reflecting one that’s already happened,” Darnielle said. John described Dark In Here as “wild” with bassist Peter Hughes adding, “Not wild in the sense of abandon—these aren’t those kind of songs. But wild in the sense of something undomesticated, untamable… You can fight the calamity all you want, but either way, it’s going to demand your surrender.”

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