4/25/2017

The Mountain Goats share Goths album opener “Rain in Soho”


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Today, the Mountain Goats share “Rain in Soho” from their hotly anticipated new albumGoths, which will be in stores on May 19. NPR Music included the track in their All Songs Considered podcast and Lars Gotrich played a clip of a longer interview with John Darnielle about the song. Listen to All Songs Considered and read the full transcript of the interview now at NPR Music.

The lyrics of “Rain in Soho” constitute a jeremiad of vanished things: friends, places, safe harbors. At the head of the procession of the lost stands London’s Batcave, the club that birthed the genre called “goth,” usually over and above the protests of its practitioners; riding atop Dan Perry’s ethereal vocal arrangement—voiced by members of the Nashville Symphony Chorus—and a driving piano, a turbulent lament gathers force:

No morning colder than the first frost
No friends closer than the ones we’ve lost
…though you repent, and don sackcloth, and try to make nice
You can’t cross the same river twice

Goths was recorded at Blackbird Studios, Nashville; produced by Brandon Eggleston; and mixed by Scott Solter. Woodwinds were arranged and played by Matt Douglas. The Mountain Goats are John Darnielle, Peter Hughes, Jon Wurster, and Matt Douglas and are gothic for life.
Listen to first single “Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back to Leeds” and pre-order Gothsnow with special bundle options in the Merge store, or via your favorite digital outlet. The limited-edition deluxe vinyl is still available for pre-order at select stores in the US and the UK but will also be available at independent record stores on release day and from the band on tour.

The Mountain Goats on tour:
May 22 Atlanta, GA — Terminal West
May 23 Nashville, TN — Cannery Ballroom
May 25 Birmingham, AL — Saturn
May 26 New Orleans, LA — The Republic
May 27 Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
May 28 Dallas, TX — Trees
May 31 Los Angeles, CA — Mayan Theater
Jun 01 San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore
Jun 02 San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore
Jun 04 Portland, OR — Crystal Ballroom
Jun 05 Seattle, WA — The Showbox
Jun 23 New York, NY — Beacon Theatre ^
Jun 24 New York, NY — Beacon Theatre ^
Jun 26 New Haven, CT — College Street Music Hall ^
Jun 27 Boston, MA — Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ^
Jun 28 Providence, RI — Columbus Theatre
Jun 30 Columbia, MD — Merriweather Post Pavilion ^
Jul 01 Cincinnati, OH — PNC Pavilion at Riverband Music ^
Jul 02 Huber Heights, OH — Rose Music Center ^
Jul 03 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Jul 05 Papillion, NE — Sumtur Amphitheater ^
Jul 06 Des Moines, IA — Wooley’s
Jul 07 Saint Paul, MN — The Palace Theatre ^
Jul 08 Madison, WI — Majestic Theatre
Jul 09 Bloomington, IL — Castle Theatre
Jul 11 Sioux Falls, SD — The Washington Pavilion ^
Jul 12 St. Louis, MO — Peabody Opera House ^
Jul 13 Oklahoma City, OK — ACM@UCO Performance Lab
Jul 14 Austin, TX — ACL Live at the Moody Theater ^
^ - w/ Jason Isbell

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