The Mountain Goats Announce 20th Studio Album, Dark in Here, Along with New Single, “Mobile”


John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats performing at The Rickshaw. Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia.

California indie rock veterans The Mountain Goats have announced their 20th studio album,  Dark in Here, due June 25, via Merge. While this may be the band’s 30th anniversary this year, it only took them a week to record this new record at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. If that wasn’t impressive enough, it was recorded between the two records released last year, Songs for Pierre Chuvin and Getting into Knives.

On top of this announcement, the band released their first single off the album, “Mobile.” It features Muscle Shoals session players Will McFarlane on lead guitar and Spooner Oldham on electric piano.

“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,” said The Mountain Goats bassist Peter Hughes said of their latest single. “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.”

Check out the track list for the album, and its latest single below:

Dark in Here by The Mountain Goats

Dark in Here:

01 – Parisian Enclave
02 – The Destruction of the Kola Superdeep Borehole Tower
03 – Mobile
04 – Dark in Here
05 – Lizard Suit
06 – When a Powerful Animal Comes
07 – To The Headless Horseman
08 – The New Hydra Collection
09 – 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

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