Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Get Yer Goat

YAHOO, new Mountain Goats album & tour. The new album is called "The Life Of The World To Come". All tracks are named after passages from the bible. Here's a preview:
Genesis 23
"I guess the obvious question is going to be: "John, have you had some sort of religious awakening?" and while I guess lots of people might want to be coy about answering that, that's never really been my style, so: no. It's not like that. It's not some heavy-narrative-distance deal either, though, and it's not a screed. It's twelve new songs: twelve hard lessons the Bible taught me, kind of. More than that I'd want to wait to say until some people have heard it, which won't be long. Will there be more news soon, quite soon? Like, next week, even? Oh yes there will!"

Here's a track from the recent Goats/John Vanderslice joint concept album "Moon Colony Bloodbath" (Don't ask):

Here are the tour dates. Oh joy, he's coming back to O-town & bringing Final Fantasy along:

18 - Ithaca College Ithaca, NY *
9 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL *
10 - QEH, London, England *
11 - Ruby Lounge, Manchester, England *
13 - Point Ephemere, Paris, France *
15 - Magnet, Berlin, Germany *
4 - Ladies Literary Club (Calvin College), Grand Rapids, MI #
5 - the Metro, Chicago, IL #
6 - High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI #
7 - Cedar Cultural Centre, Minneapolis, MN #
10 - the Showbox, Seattle, WA #
11 - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR #
14 - the Fillmore, San Francisco, CA #
15 - Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles, CA #
18 - Antones, Austin, TX #
19 - Granada Theater, Dallas TX #
20 - Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN #
21 - the Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA #
23 - the Social, Orlando, FL #
24 - Café 11, St. Augustine, FL #
27 - 9:30 Club, Washington, DC #
28 - Theater of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA #
29 - Wilbur Theatre, Boston MA #
1 - Webster Hall, New York, NY #
2 - Bell House, Brooklyn, NY #
* JD solo
# full band, with Final Fantasy

Last words from John:
"Berlin, Paris, Nashville, Manchester, Madison, Orlando - it's been awhile! Be advised, as many other towns in my path will tell you, that if your local independent music retailers have New Age and/or vintage CCM and/or decent grindcore sections, I will clear you out. Seriously cannot wait to see you all out there!"


tincanman said...

What's Ruby Lounge like as a venue, and how are the Goats live? I like their records, but not sure how they translate to live (especially in a bigger venue)

Shoey said...

Goats are awesome live. As he's only playing acoustic over there - the QE hall will be interesting. Amazing acoustics but a bit of a large & snooty venue. I'm sure are man will pull it off though.