The Mountain Goats Announce New Album Goths, Share "Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back to Leeds"

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The Mountain Goats Announce New Album <i>Goths</i>, Share "Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back to Leeds"

Today, The Mountain Goats announced a forthcoming album, to be released May 17, titled Goths via their Bandcamp page. They also released a first single from the album, “Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back to Leeds.”

Presenting the fog machine in storage, and Sisters of Mercy frontman Andrew Eldritch settled down in Leeds, the song functions as an obituary for punk rock, now past its prime. “Everybody tests the membrane,” John Darnielle opines, “but no one pushes through.” Still, the song, with vibraphones in its background, in a thoroughly punk-rock turn, is filled with domestic cheer.

The Mountain GoatsBandcamp page says that the band’s new album will, primarily, feature the work of Darnielle, Peter Hughes, Matt Douglas and John Wurster. For the song “Rain in Soho,” the Nashville Symphony Chorus will also be featured. But most eye-catching of all is the note that reads, “NO COMPED VOCALS, NO PITCH CORRECTION, NO GUITARS.” The album is available for preorder here.

Listen to “Andrew Eldritch is Moving Back to Leeds” below, listen to Paste Cloud audio from The Mountain Goats 2012 Daytrotter session below that, and further down, find the album’s tracklist and artwork, plus The Mountain Goats’ upcoming tour dates. We recently spoke to Darnielle about his new novel Universal Harvester—read that here.

Goths Tracklist
01. Rain in Soho
02. Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back to Leeds
03. The Grey King and the Silver Flame Attunement
04. We Do It Different on the West Coast
05. Unicorn Tolerance
06. Stench of the Unburied
07. Wear Black
08. Paid in Cocaine
09. Rage of Travers
10. Shelved
11. For the Portuguese Goth Metal Bands
12. Abandoned Flesh

Goths Album Art

MountainGoatsGoths.jpg

The Mountain Goats Tour Dates:

April
01 – Cary, N.C. @ Bond Brothers Beer Company
06 – Perth, Australia @ Badlands Bar
07 – Adelaide, Australia @ Fowler’s
08 – Adelaide, Australia @ The Ed Castle SOLD OUT
09 – Marrickville, Australia @ The Factory Theatre
11 – Melbourne, Australia @ The Toff SOLD OUT
12 – Richmond, Australia @ Corner Hotel SOLD OUT
13 – Byron Bay, Australia @ Bluesfest
14 – Byron Bay, Australia @ Bluesfest

May
22 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Terminal West
23 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Cannery Ballroom
25 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Saturn
26 – New Orleans, La. @ The Republic
27 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall
28 – Dallas, Texas @ Trees
31 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Mayan Theater

June
01 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore
02 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore
04 – Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom
05 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Showbox
23 – New York, N.Y. @ Beacon Theatre ^
24 – New York, N.Y. @ Beacon Theatre ^
26 – New Haven, Conn. @ College Street Music Hall ^
27 – Boston, Mass. @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ^
28 – Providence, R.I. @ Columbus Theatre
30 – Columbia, Md. @Merriweather Post Pavilion ^

July
01 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ PNC Pavilion at Riverband Music ^
02 – Huber Heights, Ohio @ Rose Music Center ^
05 – Papillion, Neb. @ Sumtur Amphitheater ^
06 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Wooley’s
07 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Palace Theatre ^
08 – Madison, Wis. @ Majestic Theatre
11 – Sioux Falls, S.D. @ Washington Pavilion of Arts & Science ^
12 – St Louis, Mo. @ Peabody Opera House ^
13 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ ACM@UCO Performance Lab
14 – Austin, Texas @ Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater ^

(^ – w/ Jason Isbell)

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