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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Sax Rohmer #1

As promised, the first sample of the new Mountain Goats record Heretic Pride, in stores February 19 though the first 100 pre-orders get a couple of bonus tracks as well. The quiet contemplation of Get Lonely is shelved for the fullest rock band arrangements that have ever graced a Goats record, including drums from Superchunk-er Jon Wurster. Also guesting on the record is Ms Annie Clark, aka St Vincent, on guitar and vocals, and frequent collaborators Franklin Bruno and Erik Friedlander. And that Les Paul photo I was teasing about a few days ago? Maybe not such a prop after all.

They’ve also added some east coast tour dates though nothing up this way yet.

MP3: The Mountain Goats – “Sax Rohmer #1”

By : Frank Yang at 9:45 am
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  1. Suburban Sheba says:

    Mountain Goats has a great name. Why don’t more rockers get into naturalism? If Stephen Crane was alive today he’d be a rocker. He’d play a MoveOn benefit.

  2. Five says:

    I pre-ordered the album and the demos are well worth it.
    And drums! So many drums!

    The album is all about monsters, villains and murder: Swamp Thing, Lake Tianchi Monster, Fu Manchu, Michael Myers, Prince Far I, etc.

    It’s pretty great. i’ve been listening to it pretty much non-stop.

  3. Jake says:

    Check it out: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photo…">photos of the Mountain Goats in Milwaukee</a> with JD playing, yes, a Les Paul.

  4. Stephanie says:

    I love the Mountain Goats! I’m not sure where you’re located but they’re going on tour (as you said) and they’re playing in DC at the Black Cat Club. Anybody’s who’s in the area should definitely check it out.

  5. Stephanie says:

    PS: You also have a wicked good taste in music – Iron & Wine, Spoon, Sigur Ros…

    My blog is relatively new but I definitely am going to be blogging about them soon. You should check it out at:

    http://www.iggli.com/roller

    Cheers!