Showing posts with label The Mountain Goats. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Mountain Goats. Show all posts

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Mountain Goats FREE Streaming Transcendental Youth--Vic Theatre 10/27


Stream Transcendental Youth Now Via
Rolling Stone Out October 2nd On Merge Records

Watch John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats perform on and WNYC's Soundcheck

Announce 2nd Leg of U.S. Tour

Photo credit: D.L. Anderson

The Mountain Goats are set to release their new album Transcendental Youth on October 2nd via Merge Records. The album can be streamed now exclusively via Rolling StoneJohn Darnielle of the Mountain Goats recently filmed performances of "Harlem Roulette"off Transcendental Youth along the New York City waterfront for and WNYC's Souncheck where he performed: "In Memory of Satan""White Cedar""Counterfeit Florida Plates" off the new album, along with "Thank You Mario, But Our Princess Is In Another Castle".

In addition, the Mountain Goats announce the second leg of their U.S. tour that takes the band across the southern U.S. and along the west coast. Matthew E. White, who wrote the horn arrangements for the band’s forthcoming release, Transcendental Youth will continue on as the opener for this 2nd leg of dates. Matthew E. White, described by Stereogum as "bring[ing] together the warm, haunted tones of Leonard Cohen, Terry Riley, and Dr. John," will be performing his debut album Big Inner with a 9-piece band; his horn section, in this special tour engagement, will join in the Mountain Goats’ set. John Darnielle writes of the collaboration: "One of my fondest memories of the Transcendental Youth recording sessions is listening in the control room as Matthew and his players brought his horn arrangements to life on the other side of the glass. Me and Peter and Jon just sat there with our jaws on the floor. We can't wait to hear it come together live."

Before the tour kicks off, the Mountain Goats will perform the program Transcendental Youth with the world-renowned vocal quartet,Anonymous 4, on October 6th in Durham, NC. Five songs from Transcendental Youth, in special vocal arrangements by Owen Pallett,  serve as the hub of the program, which also spans the catalog of both the Mountain Goats and Anonymous 4. The program was performed earlier this year at the Ecstatic Music Festival in New York City and at The Barbican in London. Tour dates are as follows:

10/6 Durham, NC @ Reynolds Industries Theatre w/ Anonymous 4
10/9 Richmond, VA @ The National*
10/10 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar*
10/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts*
10/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
10/14 Brooklyn @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
10/15 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
10/16 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
10/18 Boston @ House of Blues*
10/19 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt*
10/20 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre*
10/22 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Ladies Literary Club*
10/23 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre*
10/24 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre*
10/26 Iowa City, IA @ The Blue Moose TapHouse*
10/27 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater*
11/4   Huntington, WV @ Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center (Mountain Stage)
11/29 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West*
12/1   Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge*
12/3   Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom*
12/4   Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre*
12/5   Austin, TX @ Emo’s East*
12/7   Sante Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Brewing Co.*
12/8   Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom*
12/9   Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress*
12/10 San Diego, CA @ Irenic*
12/13 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour*
12/14 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore*
12/16 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre*
12/17 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox*
*w/ Matthew E. White 


As John Hodgman writes in the bio for the new record"John Darnielle has written almost 600 songs now, and some of them are very sad, dealing with hard drugs and tragic ends, hurting yourself and others, sicknesses of both body and brain, off-brand alcohols. They are told in beautiful, unnerving, specific detail because he is a very good writer, and also some of them are just true stories about his own life. These are the consolations; and if some of his songs suggest that there are real hells on earth, other songs remind that the heavens are equally close at hand. (Sometimes they are even the same songs.) It is my impression that this is the ecstasy John Darnielle is feeling: that thrill of having survived, escaped for even a second to enjoy those small transcendent delights, and to sing of them.  Transcendental Youth is full of songs about people who madly, stupidly, blessedly won’t stop surviving, no matter who gives up on them." John Darnielle has been called "America's best non-hip-hop lyricist” by the New Yorker and last year was tagged on the cover as SPIN Magazine as, "Indie Rock's Greatest Lyricist". 

the Mountain Goats:
John Darnielle- singer/songwriter
Peter Hughes- bass
Jon Wurster- drums

Transcendental Youth Tracklist:
1. Amy aka Spent Gladiator 1
2. Lakeside View Apartments Suite
3. Cry for Judas
4. Harlem Roulette
5. White Cedar
6. Until I Am Whole
7. Night Light
8. The Diaz Brothers
9. Counterfeit Florida Plates
10. In Memory of Satan
11. Spent Gladiator 2
12. Transcendental Youth

the Mountain Goats links: 
Official Website

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