Sunday, April 25, 2021

“Mobile” by The Mountain Goats

 Here’s a treat from The Mountain Goats, who’ve been almost superhumanly productive recently. After October's Getting Into Knives and December's two-volume The Jordan Lake Sessions, comes a new record, due out in June. This track, “Mobile”, with a man praying for a sign from God on a balcony in Mobile, Alabama, was recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals. All the imagery reminds me of the way the Band used to mine the rich traditions and lore of the American South, while interspersing biblical allusions to up the terror quotient, wrapping it all in a terrific rock and roll package. 


The guitar solo over the outro is good, and I look forward to hearing how they sequence this on the album. The title of the album? Dark In Here. The theme continues... 

Album is due out June 25 on Merge Records. 

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