Dark In Here by The Mountain Goats on Merge Records (the album cover is a painting of a dusky landscape with hills and rocky outcrops covered in trees and snow, but in the distance are a series of small fires; the band name and album title are printed in sans-serif tile-case text at the top-right in white and orange respectively).

The Mountain Goats - Dark In Here

MERGE RECORDS

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When the ever-prolific Mountain Goats got together in March 2020, it was to make not one album, but two. The idea was to again work with Matt Ross-Spang, who suggested they spend a week at Sam Phillips Recording, his home base in Memphis, followed by another at the storied FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, a plan that dovetailed nicely with the band’s notion of corralling these songs into two complementary batches: one light, one dark. 

The Memphis album Getting Into Knives, would be brighter, bolder, marked by rich and vibrant hues; the Muscle Shoals album Dark in Here, is quieter, smokier, but more deeply textured and intense - more stripped down and intimate than the lush arrangements of Getting Into Knives. If you’re looking for a governing theme here, it’s calamity, as all the songs are either anticipating one or reflecting one that’s already happened. 

 

TRACKLIST:  
  1. Parisian Enclave 
  2. The Destruction of the Kola 
  3. Superdeep Borehole Tower 
  4. Mobile 
  5. Dark in Here 
  6. Lizard Suit 
  7. When a Powerful Animal Comes 
  8. To the Headless Horseman 
  9. The New Hydra Collection 
  10. The Slow Parts on Death Metal Albums 
  11. Before I Got There 
  12. Arguing With the Ghost of Peter Laughner About His Coney Island Baby Review 
  13. Let Me Bathe in Demonic Light 

 

  • Double-LP housed in gatefold jacket with 9mm spine 
  • LP side D features etching 
  • CD housed in card sleeve with 16-page booklet 

 

 

also available: 
The Mountain Goats - Getting Into Knives   2LP | CD 
The Mountain Goats - Songs For Pierre Chuvin   LP | CD 

 

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