Download Dark in Here Album by The Mountain Goats
The Mountain Goats announced a new album tittled “Dark in Here.” The new LP was recorded the week between their most recent releases—last year’s Getting Into Knives and Songs for Pierre Chuvin—at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The lead single “Mobile” features Muscle Shoals session players Spooner Oldham on electric piano and Will McFarlane on lead guitar.
One of my quarantine projects after getting home was going back to Moby-Dick and actually finishing it for once, and I was amused to encounter early on the retelling of the story of Jonah. If Melville gives it to us as a fiery 19th century New Bedford sermon, what “Mobile” offers might be understood as Father Mapple’s modern-day Gulf Coast flip side, the breeziness of McFarlane’s electric guitar and Matt Douglas’ accordion belying its protagonist’s guilty conscience.
The 12-track LP was laid down at FAME in March 2020 with producer/engineer Matt Ross-Spang shortly after the sessions at Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis that yielded the Mountain Goats’ 2020 LP, Getting Into Knives. Frontman John Darnielle announced Dark In Here during last night’s installment of the band’s “Jordan Lake Sessions” livestream series. He described the upcoming album as the “weathered, gnarlier cousin to Getting Into Knives.”
Dark In Here Tracklist
- Parisian Enclave
- The Destruction Of The Kola Superdeep Borehole Tower
- Dark In Here
- Lizard Suit
- When A Powerful Animal Comes
- To The Headless Horsemen
- The New Hydra Collection
- The Slow Parts On Death Metal Albums
- Before I Got There
- Arguing With the Ghost of Peter Laughner About His Coney Island Baby Review
- Let Me Bathe In Demonic Light