The Mountain Goats - Dark in Here LP (Limited Edition Blue Vinyl)

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At last it can be told: the story of how, when The Mountain Goats got together in early March, 2020, it was to make not one album, but two. The idea this time around was to work with Matt Ross-Spang, the dashing Memphis wunderkind who'd engineered that album and charmed us all with his gentle wit and old-school savoir-faire. The Memphis album-Getting Into Knives, which came out last October-would be brighter, bolder, marked by rich and vibrant hues; the Muscle Shoals one-Dark in Here, set for release on June 25-quieter, smokier, but more deeply textured and intense. One of the words that John used when we were talking about the direction for Dark in Here was "wild," which I liked a lot. Not wild in the sense of abandon-these aren't those kind of songs. But wild in the sense of something undomesticated, untamable. Wild like the immutability of nature, the way it will take back any piece of untended space as its own, whether amidst the AutoZones and Chick-fil-A's of Muscle Shoals or among the ruins of a scientific outpost on the Kola Peninsula. Wild like the whale; like a powerful animal. Or a virus-the beast that awakes, emerges from a forest, and stops the world. You can fight the calamity all you want, but either way, it's going to demand your surrender.

 

Tracklist

A1 Parisian Enclave 1:25

A2 The Destruction Of The Kola Superdeep Borehole Tower 3:20

A3 Mobile 3:42

A4 Dark In Here 3:23

A5 Lizard Suit 4:16

B1 When A Powerful Animal Comes 5:27

B2 To The Headless Horseman 3:54

B3 The New Hydra Collection 2:28

B4 The Slow Parts On Death Metal Albums 5:26

C1 Before I Got There 4:15

C2 Arguing With The Ghost Of Peter Laughner About His Coney Island Baby Review 3:58

C3 Let Me Bathe In Demonic Light 5:11

 

Label: Merge Records ‎– MRG726

Series: Merge Peak Vinyl – MRG726

Format: Vinyl, LP, Blue

Vinyl, LP, Single Sided, Etched, Blue

All Media, Album, Limited Edition

Country: USA & Europe

Released: 25 Jun 2021

Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country

Style: Indie Rock