The Mountain Goats announce new album, Bleed Out

Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats have announced a new album. On August 19, they’ll release Bleed Out via Merge. The album was produced by Alicia Bognanno of Bully, and was inspired by action movies from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. The first single is titled “Training Montage.” Hear it below.

John Darnielle says in a statement, “So, heads up. I got this idea to write a bunch of songs where they were all uptempo mini-action movies. Plots, characters, heists,  hostages, questionable capers, getaway cars, all that stuff. Gas pedal glued to the floor. Eventually as you might guess I wanted at least one song where the tempo relaxed a little and that’s the title track but otherwise buckle up. We hid out in the woods in Chapel Hill and made this album with nobody knowing about it. Proper secret-soldier style. It has been pretty hard keeping this under our hats, we are really proud of what we got here. Alicia Bognanno produced & played with us, and the great Shani Gandhi mixed. The first single is ‘Training Montage’ which does what it says on the tin, and you can preorder the album now, and as for tour dates…you know we gotta bring these uptempo jams to a stage near you at the earliest possible convenience”. 

Bleed Out follows last year’s Dark In Here.

mountain goats new album Bleed Out

The Mountain Goats Bleed Out tracklist:

1. Training Montage
2. Mark on You
3. Wage Wars Get Rich Die Handsome
4. Extraction Point
5. Bones Don’t Rust
6. First Blood
7. Make You Suffer
8. Guys on Every Corner
9. Hostages
10. Need More Bandages
11. Incandescent Ruins
12. Bleed Out

The Mountain Goats tour dates:

6/25 – Durham, NC @ Durham Bulls Athletic Park (That Music Fest)
7/9 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm *
7/10 – Jacksonville, FL @ Intuition Ale Works *
7/11 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Palladium Theater *
7/12 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon *
7/14 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall ^
7/15 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway ^
7/16 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s ^
7/17 – Wichita, KS @ Wave ^
8/28 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
8/29 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Anchor Rock Club
8/31 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
9/2 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
9/3 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
9/4 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
9/7 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Beer Garden
9/8 – McKees Rocks, PA @ Roxian Theatre
9/9 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
9/10 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird Nightclub
9/11 – Little Rock, AR @ Little Rock Hall
9/13 – Fayetteville, AR @ JJ’s Live
9/15 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
9/16 – Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
9/17 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tulips
9/18 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s
9/20 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
9/21 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
9/22 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
9/23 – Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
11/10 – Vienna, Austria @ WUK Foyer ~
11/11 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Theater ~
11/12 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso ~
11/14 – Antwerp, Belgium @ De Roma ~
11/16 – London, UK @ Roundhouse ~
11/17 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall ~
11/18 – Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street ~

* duo performance with Izzy Heltai
^ duo performance with Abby Hamilton
~ with Carson McHone

Read our feature, Mountain Goats’ All Hail West Texas is a breathless collection of great stories.

View Comments (0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Scroll To Top