by Andrew Sacher

The Mountain Goats at Bowery Ballroom in 2011 (more by Ryan Barkan)
Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats are set to release a new album, Transcendental Youth, on October 2 via Merge. The album's lead single, "Cry for Judas," is a characteristically solid Mountain Goats cut and you can download it above or stream it below. Also below is the album's cover art and tracklist.

The Mountain Goats will be supporting the new album with a fall tour which hits NYC on October 14 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and October 15 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for both NYC shows go on sale Friday (8/3) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (8/1) at noon.

The Mountain Goats also just covered "Little Boxes" aka the Weeds theme. The cover appeared in episode 5 ("Red in Tooth and Claw") of the show's eighth and final season. You can grab an MP3 of that above or stream it below.

Matthew E White

All dates on the tour, including the two NYC shows, will be supported by Matthew E. White. Matthew is set to release his debut solo LP, Big Inner, on August 21 via Spacebomb/Hometapes. The album features contributions from Phil Cook of Megafaun, who opened the last time Mountain Goats were in NYC, and who Matthew has collaborated with in the past. Other past collaborators of Matthew's include Megafaun friends Justin Vernon and Sharon Van Etten, who he performed with in his jazz band Fight the Big Bull (video of that below). So far, he's revealed two sweeping cuts from the LP, "One of These Days" and "Big Love." His voice is soulful yet gentle and the arrangements are flourishing but delicate and contained -- and the songs sound promising. You can download those above or stream them below. That's the Big Inner cover art above, and the tracklist is below. Matthew E. White will play his own NYC show one day before the release of his album, August 20 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/3) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (8/1) at noon.

All lists of dates, video, streams, cover art and tracklists below...


The Mountain Goats - "Cry for Judas"

The Mountain Goats - "Little Boxes"

Matthew E. White - "One of These Days"

Matthew E. White - "Big Love"

Sharon Van Etten & Justin Vernon w/ Fight the Big Bull - "Trials, Troubles, Tribulations" | Sounds of the South @ MusicNOW

The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth
Transcendetal Youth

Transcendental Youth Tracklist:
01. Amy aka Spent Gladiator 1
02. Lakeside View Apartments Suite
03. Cry for Judas
04. Harlem Roulette
05. White Cedar
06. Until I Am Whole
07. Night Light
08. The Diaz Brothers
09. Counterfeit Florida Plates
10. In Memory of Satan
11. Spent Gladiator 2
12. Transcendental Youth

Matthew E. White - Big Inner Tracklist:
01. One of These Days
02. Big Love
03. Will You Love Me
04. Gone Away
05. Steady Pace
06. Hot Toddies
07. Brazos

The Mountain Goats -- 2012 Tour Dates
9/1 Livermore, CA @ Wente Vineyards Estate Winery%
9/7 Raleigh, NC @ Fletcher Opera Theatre (Hopscotch Music Festival)
10/6 Durham, NC @ Reynolds Industries Theatre w/ Anonymous 4
10/9 Richmond, VA @ The National*
10/10 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar*
10/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts*
10/14 Brooklyn @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
10/15 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
10/18 Boston @ House of Blues*
10/19 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt*
10/20 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre*
10/22 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Ladies Literary Club*
10/23 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre*
10/24 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre*
10/26 Iowa City, IA @ The Blue Moose TapHouse*
10/27 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre*
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*w/ Matthew E. White

Matthew E. White -- 2012 Tour Dates
08/20/12 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
09/06/12 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
10/09/12 - Richmond, VA @ The National *
10/10/12 - Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar *
10/11/12 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts *
10/14/12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
10/15/12 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
10/18/12 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues *
10/19/12 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt *
10/20/12 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre *
10/22/12 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Ladies Literary Club *
10/23/12 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater *
10/24/12 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater *
10/26/12 - Iowa City, IA @ The Blue Moose Taphouse *
10/27/12 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre *

* w/ The Mountain Goats

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