The Mountain Goats are set to release a new album soon.
Their new record surges with wild tales of revenge and redemption, heroes at a crossroads, and great figures in decline. The Mountain Goats present twelve new songs penned by John Darnielle that luxuriate in a wide swath of sounds, from shades of the 80s Athens scene to swathes of outlaw country and a few motorik meditations.
In League With Dragons was produced by Owen Pallett, engineered by Matt Ross-Spang (Margo Price, Jason Isbell, John Prine) and recorded by The Mountain Goats – songwriter and guitarist Darnielle, drummer Jon Wurster, bassist Peter Hughes, and multi-instrumentalist Matt Douglas – at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN. Robert Bailey contributed additional vocal arrangements and strings performed by the Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra.
This activity follows a very busy 2018. The Mountain Goats toured extensively, co-produced several episodes (and a live event) of the acclaimed podcast I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats and surprise-released the Hex of Infinite Binding EP. 2017’s Goths LP was met with universal acclaim. John Darnielle has written more than 600 songs, and his novel Wolf in White Van spent several weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List.
The Mountain Goats will be on tour in Europe as a duo featuring John Darnielle and Matt Douglas, with 2 dates at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on November 16th and 17th.