The Mountain Goats Share Dark New Single, "Sicilian Crest"

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The Mountain Goats Share Dark New Single, "Sicilian Crest"

The Mountain Goats  have shared another single from their forthcoming album In League with Dragons. Darkly triumphant, “Sicilian Crest” is another dose of surreal storytelling that marks just two weeks more of waiting before In League with Dragons arrives on April 26 via Merge Records.

No strangers to weaving the sort of fantastical tales you’d hear while seated around a campfire, The Mountain Goats grant yet another glimpse into the mystical, war-torn land of In League With Dragons with “Sicilian Crest.” Long-time fans of the folk-rock project will recognize earlier traces of The Mountain Goats within the song’s lyrics, which spin wondrously ominous mythologies in lines like, “In these times of wanting prophecy / And false witnesses up to all manner of deviltry / Drench a kitchen rag in heretic’s blood / Wash your windows and prepare for the flood.”

Listen to “Sicilian Crest” and watch a 2008 Mountain Goats performance from the Paste archives below, and check out the band’s tour dates further down. You can preorder their new album here, and revisit their two previous singles from the LP here and here.

The Mountain Goats Tour Dates:

April
26 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30
27 – Milton, Del. @ Dogfish Head 
28 – Boston, Mass. @ The Wilbur Theater
30 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel

May
01 – Jersey City, N.J. @ White Eagle Hall
03 – Montreal, Que. @ L’Astral
04 – Ottawa, Ont. @ Bronson Centre
05 – Toronto, Ont. @ Phoenix
07-08 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Mr Smalls
09 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Woodward Theater
10 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Cannery
11 – Memphis, Tenn. @ New Daisy Theatre
13 – Bloomington, Ind. @ Buskirk Chumley
14 – Madison, Wis. @ Majestic Theatre
15-16 – Chicago, Ill. @ Thalia Hall
17 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue

August
28 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Metro Music Hall
29 – Jackson, Wyo. @ Pink Garter
30 – Billings, Mont. @ Pub Station
31 – Missoula, Mont. @ Top Hat Lounge

September
01 – Spokane, Wash. @ The Bing Crosby Theater
04 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Showbox
06 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Imperial Vancouver
07 – Eugene, Ore. @ McDonald Theatre
09-10 – Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom
12-13 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore
14 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Belasco Theater
16 – Anaheim, Calif. @ House of Blues
17 – San Diego, Calif. @ House of Blues
18 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Brooklyn Bowl

November
09 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Slaktkyrkan
10 – Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
11 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pustervik
14 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ De Helling
15 – London, U.K. @ 02 Shepherds Bush Empire
16 – Leeds, U.K. (SOLD OUT) @ Brudenell Social Club
17 – Leeds, U.K. (SOLD OUT) @ Brudenell Social Club
18 – Glasgow, U.K. @ St Luke’s
20 – Dublin, Ireland @ Button Factory
22 – Madrid, Spain @ Sala 0
23 – Ourense, Spain @ Café Torgal
24 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Lisboa ao Vivo

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