The Mountain Goats Announce New Album ‘Bleed Out’, Release Video for New Song

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The Mountain Goats have announced a new album called Bleed Out, which was produced in its entirety by Bully’s Alicia Bognanno. Following last year’s Dark in Herethe new LP comes out August 19 via Merge. Today’s announcement comes with the release of the lead single ‘Training Montage’, alongside an accompanying video. Check it out below, along with the album cover, tracklist, and the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Recorded within a week at Sylvan Esso’s Betty Studios near Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Bleed Out was inspired by  “action movies from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s.” In a press release, frontman John Darnielle explained:

So, heads up. I got this idea to write a bunch of songs where they were all uptempo mini-action movies. Plots, characters, heists, hostages, questionable capers, getaway cars, all that stuff. Gas pedal glued to the floor. Eventually as you might guess I wanted at least one song where the tempo relaxed a little and that’s the title track but otherwise buckle up. We hid out in the woods in Chapel Hill and made this album with nobody knowing about it. Proper secret-soldier style. It has been pretty hard keeping this under our hats, we are really proud of what we got here. Alicia Bognanno produced & played with us, and the great Shani Gandhi mixed.

Bleed Out Cover Artwork:

Bleed Out Tracklist:

1. Training Montage
2. Mark on You
3. Wage Wars Get Rich Die Handsome
4. Extraction Point
5. Bones Don’t Rust
6. First Blood
7. Make You Suffer
8. Guys on Every Corner
9. Hostages
10. Need More Bandages
11. Incandescent Ruins
12. Bleed Out

The Mountain Goats 2022 Tour Dates:

Jun 25 Durham, NC – Durham Bulls Athletic Park (That Music Fest)
Jul 9 Charleston, SC – Music Farm ^
Jul 10 Jacksonville, FL – Intuition Ale Works ^
Jul 11 St. Petersburg, FL – Palladium Theater ^
Jul 12 Tallahassee, FL – The Moon ^
Jul 14 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall @
Jul 15 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway @
Jul 16 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s @
Jul 17 Wichita, KS – Wave @
Aug 28 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
Aug 29 Atlantic City, NJ – Anchor Rock Club
Aug 31 New York, NY – Webster Hall
Sep 2 Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
Sep 3 Pawtucket, RI – The Met
Sep 4 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Sep 7 Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Beer Garden
Sep 8 McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theatre
Sep 9 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Sep 10 Bloomington, IN – Bluebird Nightclub
Sep 11 Little Rock, AR – Little Rock Hall
Sep 13 Fayetteville, AR – JJ’s Live
Sep 15 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
Sep 16 Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre
Sep 17 Fort Worth, TX – Tulips
Sep 18 New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s
Sep 20 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
Sep 21 Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre
Sep 22 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Sep 23 Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
Nov 10 Vienna, Austria – WUK Foyer *
Nov 11 Berlin, Germany – Columbia Theater *
Nov 12 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso *
Nov 14 Antwerp, Belgium – De Roma *
Nov 16 London, England – Roundhouse *
Nov 17 Manchester, England – Albert Hall *
Nov 18 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street *

^ with Izzy Heltai
@ with Abby Hamilton
* with Carson McHone

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