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The Mountain Goats share “Cadaver Sniffing Dog” from new LP, expand tour

The Mountain Goats at White Eagle Hall
The Mountain Goats at White Eagle Hall (more by Greg Cristman)

The Mountain Goats‘ new album In League with Dragons is out April 26 and they’ve just shared a new song from it, an upbeat, jazzy, string-filled number called “Cadaver Sniffing Dog.” Owen Pallett did the string arrangements and John Darnielle says he wrote the song on Christmas Day, 2017, “which probably tells you more about me than the song itself could ever hope to.” He adds, “The lyric is a noir vision of a crime scene investigation, and is a metaphor for a relationship in which there is nothing whatsoever left to salvage, because, as I mentioned earlier, it was Christmas, and, being the sort of person who really tries to get into the Christmas spirit, I — well, anyway, please enjoy ‘Cadaver Sniffing Dog.'” You can listen to that below.

The tour for In League with Dragons starts the same day as the album’s release, and hits the NYC area just a few days later for sold-out shows in Brooklyn and Jersey City. The Mountain Goats have just announced more tour dates, including a summer leg with a stop at NJ’s Asbury Lanes on July 22. Tickets for that show are on AmEx presale now and go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 8 at 10 AM.

Updated dates are listed below.

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The Mountain Goats – 2019 Tour Dates
Apr 26 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (SOLD OUT)
Apr 27 Rehoboth Beach, DE – Dogfish Head Brewery (SOLD OUT)
Apr 28 Boston, MA – The Wilbur (SOLD OUT)
Apr 30 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel (SOLD OUT)
May 01 Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall (SOLD OUT)
May 03 Montreal, QC – L’Astral
May 04 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
May 05 Toronto, ON – Phoenix
May 07 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 08 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 09 Cincinnati, OH – Woodward Theater
May 10 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
May 11 Memphis, TN – 1884 Lounge (SOLD OUT)
May 13 Bloomington, IN – Buskirk-Chumley Theater
May 14 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
May 15 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
May 16 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
May 17 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Jul 17 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
Jul 18 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
Jul 19 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Jul 22 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
Jul 23 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
Jul 24 Durham, NC – Carolina Theatre*
Aug 28 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
Aug 29 Jackson, WY – Pink Garter Theatre
Aug 30 Billings, MT – The Pub Station
Aug 31 Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge
Sep 01 Spokane, WA – Bing Crosby Theater
Sep 04 Seattle, WA – The Showbox (SOLD OUT)
Sep 05 Seattle, WA – Neumos (SOLD OUT)
Sep 06 Vancouver, BC – Imperial Vancouver
Sep 07 Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
Sep 09 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Sep 10 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater (SOLD OUT)
Sep 12 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore (SOLD OUT)
Sep 13 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore (SOLD OUT)
Sep 14 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
Sep 16 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Sep 17 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Sep 18 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
Nov 09 Slaktkyrkan – Stockholm, SE
Nov 10 Rockefeller – Oslo, NO
Nov 11 Pustervik – Gothenburg, SE
Nov 14 De Helling – Utrecht, NL
Nov 15 02 Shepherds bush empire – London, UK
Nov 16 Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
Nov 17 Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
Nov 18 St Luke’s – Glasgow, UK
Nov 20 Button Factory – Dublin, IE
Nov 22 Sala 0 – Madrid, ES
Nov 23 Café Torgal – Ourense, ES
Nov 24 Lisboa ao Vivo – Lisbon, PT

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