The Mountain Goats announce new album, Jenny From Thebes

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The Mountain Goats have announced a new album. On October 27, the group will release Jenny from Thebes via Merge Records. It’s the follow up to last year’s Bleed Out, and it’s described as the sequel to 2002’s All Hail West Texas. Hear first single “Clean Slate” below.

John Darnielle said in a statement, “We’re proud to reveal ‘Clean Slate,’ the first song from our new album, Jenny from Thebes. People like to hedge bets by using terms like ‘concept album’ but let’s be clear, this is a rock opera about a woman named Jenny, who buys a Kawasaki to ride as far away as she can from a town she’s been carrying on her shoulders too long. ‘Clean Slate’ sets the scene: this is the house Jenny rents; these are the people who crash there when they need a place to stay; this is where she’s at in the process of becoming someone other than the keyholder she’s been. Produced by Trina Shoemaker! Played by the Mountain Goats at the Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma! Respect to the real pirates of west Texas, still out there on the roads: may you remain one step ahead forever!”

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The Mountain Goats Jenny from Thebes tracklist:

1. Clean Slate
2. Ground Level
3. Only One Way
4. Fresh Tattoo
5. Cleaning Crew
6. Murder at the 18th St. Garage
7. From the Nebraska Plant
8. Same as Cash
9. Water Tower
10. Jenny III
11. Going to Dallas
12. Great Pirates

The Mountain Goats tour dates:

8/4 – New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
8/5 – Boston, MA @ Citizens House of Blues
8/8 – Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Zoo
8/9 – Portland, OR – Pioneer Courthouse Square
10/2 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
10/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco
10/5 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
10/6 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
10/7 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
10/9 – Spokane, WA @ Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
10/10 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
10/11 – Bozeman, MT @ The ELM
10/13 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
10/14 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
10/27 – Lubbock, TX @ Cactus Theater
10/28 – Dallas, TX @ Longhorn Ballroom
10/29 – Houston, TX @ Heights Theater

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