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The Mountain Goats - Goths

Release Date: 19 May 2017
Format:
LP DLX is gatefold jacket with spot gloss+ colored vinyl + bonus 12”, this item is for Cargo Collective stores only. Deluxe 3LP is limited edition & pressed opaque red (LP1 & LP2) + tracklight green (bonus 12”), all vinyl cut at 45 RPM.
Label:
Merge Records
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The theme this time around is goth, a subject closer to my heart perhaps than that of any Mountain Goats album previous. And while John writes the songs, as he always has, it feels more than ever like he’s speaking for all of us in the band, erstwhile goths (raises hand) or otherwise, for these are songs that approach an identity most often associated with youth from a perspective that is inescapably adult. 

Anyone old enough to have had the experience of finding oneself at sea in a cultural landscape that’s suddenly indecipherable will empathize with Pat Travers showing up to a Bauhaus show looking to jam, for example. But underneath the outward humor, there is evident throughout a real tenderness toward, and solidarity with, our former fellow travellers—the friends whose bands never made it out of Fender’s Ballroom, the Gene Loves Jezebels of the world—the ones whose gothic paths were overtaken by the realities of life, or of its opposite. It’s something we talk about a lot, how fortunate and grateful we are to share this work, a career that’s become something more rewarding and fulfilling than I think any of us could have imagined. We all know how easily it could’ve gone the other way, and indeed for a long time did. Peter Hughes.

TRACK LISTING

SIDE A 
1. Rain In Soho 
2. Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back To Leeds 
3. The Grey King And The Silver Flame Attunement 
SIDE B 
4. We Do It Different On The West Coast 
5. Unicorn Tolerance 
6. Stench Of The Unburied
SIDE C 
7. Wear Black 
8. Paid In Cocaine 
9. Rage Of Travers 
SIDE D 
10. Shelved 
11. For The Portuguese Goth Metal 
12. Bands .. 

Deluxe Bonus 12” Only Tracks (Selected Goths In Ambient) 
SIDE A 
1. For The West Coast Dark Ambient Bedroom Warriors 
2. Scaling The Well
SIDE B 
3. Vanishing Act 
4. Grave Dust

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