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The Mountain Goats Announce New Album Dark in Here, Share New Song “Mobile”: Listen

The Mountain Goats Announce New Album Dark in Here, Share New Song “Mobile”: Listen

The Getting Into Knives follow-up was recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals
The Mountain Goats
The Mountain Goats (Photo by Jade Wilson)

The Mountain Goats have announced another new album. It’s called Dark in Here and it’s out June 25 via Merge. The new LP was recorded the week between their most recent releases—last year’s Getting Into Knives and Songs for Pierre Chuvin—at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The lead single “Mobile” features Muscle Shoals session players Spooner Oldham on electric piano and Will McFarlane on lead guitar. Check it out below.

In a statement, Mountain Goats bassist Peter Hughes said of “Mobile”:

“One of my quarantine projects after getting home was going back to
Moby Dick and actually finishing it for once, and I was amused to
encounter early on the retelling of the story of Jonah. If Melville
gives it to us as a fiery 19th century New Bedford sermon, what
“Mobile” offers might be understood as Father Mapple’s modern-day Gulf
Coast flip side, the breeziness of McFarlane’s electric guitar and
Matt Douglas’ accordion belying its protagonist’s guilty conscience.”

Read Pitchfork’s 2015 “Update” feature with the Mountain Goats.

Dark in Here:

01 Parisian Enclave  
02 The Destruction of the Kola Superdeep Borehole Tower
03 Mobile  
04 Dark in Here  
05 Lizard Suit  
06 When a Powerful Animal Comes  
07 To The Headless Horseman  
08 The New Hydra Collection  
09 The Slow Parts on Death Metal Albums  
10 Before I Got There  
11 Arguing With the Ghost of Peter Laughner About His Coney Island Baby Review  
12 Let Me Bathe in Demonic Light  

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