The Mountain Goats Announce New Album 'Dark in Here'
Hear "Mobile" from the 'Getting into Knives' follow-up
Published Apr 19, 2021After Getting into Knives on a full-length LP last year, the Mountain Goats have detailed a follow-up effort. The band will share the 12-song Dark in Here on June 25 through Merge.
The Mountain Goats recorded Dark in Here at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. Sessions took place between those for their two 2020 releases: Songs for Pierre Chuvin and the aforementioned Getting into Knives.
Lead single "Mobile" arrives today for you to hear below and features Muscle Shoals session players Spooner Oldham on electric piano and Will McFarlane on lead guitar.
Mountain Goats leader John Darnielle called Dark in Here the "weathered, gnarlier cousin to Getting Into Knives" and shared the following of "Mobile" in a statement:
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.
Dark in Here:
1. Parisian Enclave
2. The Destruction of the Kola Superdeep Borehole Tower
4. Dark in Here
5. Lizard Suit
6. When a Powerful Animal Comes
7. To The Headless Horseman
8. The New Hydra Collection
9. 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
Pre-order Dark in Here.