The Mountain Goats Share New Single ‘Sicilian Crest’


The Mountain Goats will release their latest studio album, In League With Dragons on April 26 via Merge Records. The Durham, North Carolina-based band shared the Dungeons & Dragons-inspired LP’s third single, “Sicilian Crest.”

Frontman John Darnielle shared the following about the track:

“Sicilian Crest,’ lyrically, is more reminiscent of early Mountain Goats than anything since a couple of the songs on Heretic Pride — but began life as an in comprehensible title in a notebook, has its genesis in playing around at the piano with my son while a Moridira Hurricane & a Fender Twin on standby stood close at hand, and ended up being a cryptically political dance number with shades of New Order or the Alarm. My bandmates are going to kill me for referencing The Alarm in this announcement, and one of them will kill me twice if I don’t mention that the Alarm’s drummer’s name was “Twist.” So, should the worst come to pass, please enjoy my funeral.”

Listen to “Sicilian Crest” below:

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