The Mountain Goats offer free download of “Cry Fot Judas”, first single from new EP


LIMITED EDITION 7-INCH SINGLE AVAILABLE STARTING TODAY FOR THE FIRST 1,000 PRE-ORDERS
MERGE RECORDS TO RELEASE TRANSCENDENTAL YOUTH ON OCTOBER 2nd

The Mountain Goats have made available the first single from their forthcoming album, Transcendental Youth, entitled “Cry for Judas”. You can download the track for free at the Merge Records Soundcloud page. The track will also be available for purchase via iTunes. John Darnielle said of the track, “Like a lot of the new album, this song is about saddling up your demons and learning to ride them like devil horses with big leathery wings. To the best of my knowledge, it’s also the first song ever to feature both a swinging horn section and a line about a baphomet drawn in chalk on an altar cloth, so everybody else who was trying to square that circle can take a breather now.”

Transcendental Youth will be released by Merge Records on October 2nd. Starting today, the first 1,000 pre-orders at the Merge site will receive a limited edition 7-inch single with two exclusive songs: “Steal Smoked Fish” b/w “In the Shadow of the Western Hills”. Performed solo by Darnielle, the songs were recorded at by Brandon Eggleston at Cloud City in Portland and were tracked directly to 1/2″ tape without overdubs. Darnielle describes the 7″ as “the end-point of a truly live all-analog chain that was never converted at any point to ones and zeroes.” Digital versions of these tracks with ones and zeros added will be available in the future.

The Mountain Goats will be touring this fall. Tour dates will be announced very soon. Stay tuned!

the Mountain Goats:
John Darnielle- singer/songwriter
Peter Hughes- bass
Jon Wurster- drums

Transcendental Youth Tracklist:
1. Amy aka Spent Gladiator 1
2. Lakeside View Apartments Suite
3. Cry for Judas
4. Harlem Roulette
5. White Cedar
6. Until I Am Whole
7. Night Light
8. The Diaz Brothers
9. Counterfeit Florida Plates
10. In Memory of Satan
11. Spent Gladiator 2
12. Transcendental Youth

Tour Dates:
7/28 St. Petersburg, FL @ Antiwarpt Festival
9/6 -8 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival
10/6 Durham, NC @ Reynolds Industries Theatre w/ Anonymous 4

the Mountain Goats links:
Official Website
Twitter
Facebook
Merge Records

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