The Mountain Goats have introduced their subsequent album. It’s known as Bleed Out, and it was produced in full by Bully’s Alicia Bognanno. The follow-up to final 12 months’s Darkish in Right here arrives August 19 through Merge. At this time, the band has shared lead single “Coaching Montage” together with a goofy music video. Test it out beneath and scroll down for the album artwork, tracklist, and a string of upcoming tour dates.
Bleed Out was impressed by motion motion pictures from the Sixties, ’70s, and ’80s, wherein Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle discovered consolation towards the top of 2020. Cozied up in his North Carolina residence, Darnielle watched French thrillers like 2008’s Mesrine, classic Italian Poliziotteschi, and 1974’s The Freakmaker starring Donald Pleasence.
In January 2021, simply weeks after Darnielle had began writing, his bandmates Peter Hughes, Matt Douglas, and Jon Wurster joined him at Sylvan Esso’s Betty’s Studios within the woods close to his residence in Chapel Hill. The band wrapped recording inside per week.
Bognanno was really useful to Darnielle by his supervisor. “We met up and hit it off,” Darnielle stated in a press launch. “She’s a terrific guitarist. It was sort of only a lark, to see what would occur, and it was completely nice.”
“So, heads up. I obtained this concept to jot down a bunch of songs the place they had been all uptempo mini-action motion pictures,” Darnielle stated of his course of for the brand new batch of songs. “Plots, characters, heists, hostages, questionable capers, getaway vehicles, all that stuff. Gasoline pedal glued to the ground. Finally as you would possibly guess I wished no less than one track the place the tempo relaxed a bit and that’s the title observe however in any other case buckle up. We hid out within the woods in Chapel Hill and made this album with no person realizing about it. Correct secret-soldier type. It has been fairly onerous maintaining this beneath our hats, we’re actually pleased with what we obtained right here.”
01 Coaching Montage
02 Mark on You
03 Wage Wars Get Wealthy Die Good-looking
04 Extraction Level
05 Bones Don’t Rust
06 First Blood
07 Make You Endure
08 Guys on Each Nook
10 Want Extra Bandages
11 Incandescent Ruins
12 Bleed Out