the Mountain Goats’s new album ‘Beat The Champ’ is now available for pre order on iTunes!
First single ‘The Legend of Chavo Guerrero’ is available for purchase now HERE
In 2014, John Darnielle’s novel Wolf In White Van spent several weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List and was nominated for the National Book Award. On April 3, 2015 Darnielle and his band The Mountain Goats return with Beat The Champ, a collection of songs about professional wrestling.
“I wrote these songs to re-immerse myself in the blood and fire of the visions that spoke to me as a child, and to see what more there might be in them now that I’m grown,” Darnielle says of Beat The Champ’s 12 songs.
Listen and share the album’s first single ‘The Legend of Chavo Guerrero‘ now.
After releasing All Eternals Deck to critical acclaim last year The Mountain Goats will be bringing their unique brand of American indie storytelling to Australian audiences once again, playing six dates in May 2012.
All Eternals Deck is an eclectic mix of inspirations ranging from century old painting to 70s cult films, singer songwriter John Darnielle explaining that the tracks “cluster around themes of hidden things and the dread that hidden things inspire.”
Recorded across four different studios each with different a producer, All Eternals Deck demonstrates how different seasons, moods, producers and locations play out into song and confirms that John Darnielle is one of the most innovative and creative songwriters of this generation.
Handsome Tours Presents
THE MOUNTAIN GOATS – AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2012
TUESDAY 1 MAY – The Bakery, Perth
THURSDAY 3 MAY – The Great Northern, Byron Bay
FRIDAY 4 MAY – The Zoo, Brisbane
SUNDAY 6 MAY – The Metro, Sydney
TUESDAY 8 MAY – The Clarendon, Katoomba
THURSDAY 10 MAY – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne