Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on January 19, 2011

DOWNLOAD: The Mountain Goats - Damn These Vampires (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Mountain Goats - Tyler Lambert's Grave (MP3)

Mountain Goats

John Darnielle's The Mountain Goats will release a new album called 'All Eternals Deck' on March 29 via Merge Records (who also released John's last project "The Extra Lens" in October)...

"As with their last album, The Life of the World To Come, the [Mountain Goats] treated the [All Eternals Deck] recording sessions as commando raids on several studios with a few different producers: four songs at North Carolina's Fidelitorium with John Congleton; one at Q Division in Boston with Brandon Eggleston; four at Brooklyn's Mission Sound with Scott Solter; and four at Mana Recording Studios in Florida, with former Morbid Angel guitarist and current Hate Eternal helmsman Erik Rutan.

Describing the album, Darnielle writes, "If you have ever watched say a 70s occult-scare movie where one of the scenes involves a few people visiting a storefront fortune teller, getting their cards read, and then trying to feel super-hopeful about their predicted outcome when what they're visibly actually feeling is dread, then you have a pretty decent idea of what the album is all about." He elaborates, "Other possible points of reference include 'Burnt Offerings,' 'Go Ask Alice,' and that one scene in The Warriors where they're on the train and the sun's coming up and they're safe but you know the scars are permanent now."" - Merge Records

The tour to support that album will happen in March and April and includes two shows at Bowery Ballroom with the amazing Megafaun (3/28 and 3/29). Tickets for both of those shows are on AmEx presale now, and go on general sale on Friday.

There are two MP3s above. "Tyler Lambert's Grave" is a new song John released for free on the Internet, but it's not on the new album. "Damn These Vampires" is though. The full tracklist, the new album's cover art, and all dates, below...

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All Eternals Deck tracklist:
1. Damn These Vampires
2. Birth of Serpents
3. Estate Sale Sign
4. Age of Kings
5. The Autopsy Garland
6. Beautiful Gas Mask
7. High Hawk Season
8. Prowl Great Cain
9. Sourdoire Valley Song
10. Outer Scorpion Squadron
11. For Charles Bronson
12. Never Quite Free
13. Liza Forever Minnelli

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The Mountain Goats are:
John Darnielle- singer/songwriter
Peter Hughes- bass
Jon Wurster- drums

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The Mountain Goats - 2011 Tour Dates
3/24 Richmond, VA @ The National
3/25 Washington DC @ 930 Club
3/26 York, PA @ Strand-Capitol PAC
3/28 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
3/29 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
4/01 Boston, MA @ Paradise
4/02 Ithaca, NY @ Castaways
4/03 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/05 Chicago, IL @ The Vic
4/06 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
4/07 Atlanta GA @ Variety Playhouse
4/08 Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat's Cradle
4/10 Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
4/11 Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center
4/12 Pittsburgh PA @ Mr Smalls
4/15 Philadelphia PA@ Theater of Living Arts

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Comments (7)

Is that John Wurster? I must have slept through all mountain goats news because I didn't realize he was in the band.

He is the funniest musician of all time

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2011 2:28 PM

How so? Clue me in, I know nothing about this band.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2011 4:59 PM

It is nice to see Interpol loaned out their suits for this photo.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2011 6:08 PM

Yeah, Wurster is in the Mountain Goats. As well as generally being hilarious and awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2011 6:14 PM

And of course being the drummer for Superchunk.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2011 6:20 PM

It is nice to see Interpol loaned out their suits for this photo.

>> thats right I forgot Interpol invented the dark suit.

those guys on Mad Men are a bunch of Interpol rip offs !

I think this photo is at least as funny as any Interpol fans..

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2011 10:45 PM

Nice suits. I liked their songs and can't wait to see them in April.

Posted by Cazare Bucuresti | January 20, 2011 5:49 AM

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