John Darnielle’s the Mountain Goats release their latest album Goths on May 19th. NPR are streaming it from today and you can listen to it here. For their 16th full-length album, Darnielle takes a conceptual detour. As its title suggests, it’s about growing up goth — about establishing a place for yourself among other outcasts — but it also finds the band shedding guitars and adding a fourth permanent member in multi-instrumentalist Matt Douglas.
Goths was recorded at Blackbird Studios, Nashville; produced by Brandon Eggleston; and mixed by Scott Solter. Woodwinds were arranged and played by Matt Douglas.
The Mountain Goats have also announced a European tour which kicks off 5th October in Leeds.
Thursday 5th October, Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
Friday 6th October, Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
Sunday 8th October, Dublin- Button Factory
Monday 9th October, Glasgow – Glasgow Art School
Wednesday 11th October, London – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Thursday 12th October, Brighton – The Haunt
Friday 13th October, Utrecht, Netherlands – De Helling
Sunday 15th October, København V, Denmark – Pumpehuset
Monday 16th October, Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Strand
Tuesday 17th October, Oslo, Norway – John Dee