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The Mountain Goats Post New Track The Slow Parts On Death Metal Albums

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Jade Wilson

The Mountain Goats have unveiled The Slow Parts On Death Metal Albums.

The imaginatively titled song serves as the latest preview of the band's 20th studio album, 'Dark In Here', due out on June 25 via Merge Records.

Following first single Mobile, the autobiographical offering explores singer John Darnielle's experiences of metal gigs during the late '80s in Long Beach, California.

Building on a keyboard melody and hushed percussion, it features backing vocals from Susan Marshall and Reba Russell, who have previously worked with Al Green, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and U2. The Mountain Goats bassist Peter Hughes said:

"John Darnielle concedes that The Slow Parts on Death Metal Albums is an autobiographical one. While the lines, 'In a new universe / trying to find the mask that fits me' would take on a newly literal connotation… the song is about going to metal shows at Fender's Ballroom in Long Beach, California, in the late '80s, and more broadly, about seeking a sense of identity and community in strange and occasionally forbidding places."

The group will support the record with North American tour dates this summer.

The Mountain Goats Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri August 06 2021 - ASHEVILLE North Carolina - Orange Peel (USA)
Sat August 07 2021 - ATLANTA Georgia - Variety Playhouse (USA)
Sun August 08 2021 - BIRMINGHAM AL Alabama - Saturn - Birmingham (USA)
Tue August 10 2021 - AUSTIN Texas - Mohawk - Austin Outdoors (USA)
Wed August 11 2021 - AUSTIN Texas - Mohawk - Austin Outdoors (USA)
Thu August 12 2021 - HOUSTON Texas - White Oak Music Hall - Downstairs (USA)
Fri August 13 2021 - SAN ANTONIO Texas - Paper Tiger (USA)
Sun August 15 2021 - SANTA FE New Mexico - Meow Wolf (USA)
Thu August 19 2021 - ENGLEWOOD Colorado - Gothic Theatre (USA)
Sat August 21 2021 - FORT COLLINS Colorado - Washington's - Fort Collins (USA)
Mon August 23 2021 - MILWAUKEE Wisconsin - Pabst Theater (USA)
Tue August 24 2021 - EVANSTON Illinois - Evanston Space (USA)
Wed August 25 2021 - EVANSTON Illinois - Evanston Space (USA)
Thu August 26 2021 - ROYAL OAK Michigan - Royal Oak Music Theatre (USA)
Fri September 17 2021 - OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma - Tower Theatre - OK (USA)

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