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The Mountain Goats Fantastic Genre-Bending (Vanity Fair) New Album In League With Dragons Out Today On Merge Records

The Mountain Goats’ “Fantastic Genre-Bending” (Vanity Fair) New Album In League With Dragons Out Today On Merge Records

Free August 10th Summerstage Show At East River Park Just Announced

After a busy pre-release period that included a Facebook Livestream from the Wizards of the Coast HQ (makers of Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering), the launch of season two of the popular podcast I Only Listen To Mountain Goats, features with Vanity Fair and more, The Mountain Goats’ new album In League With Dragons is out today via Merge Records.  Produced by Owen Pallett, and engineered by Matt Ross-Spang (Margo Price, John Prine), the record is “more polished and ambitious than early TMG fans could have ever imagined” according to NPR Music.  Check out their full First Listen write-up here

In League With Dragons was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville with Darnielle joined by drummer Jon Wurster, bassist Peter Hughes, and multi-instrumentalist Matt Douglas.  Robert Bailey contributed additional vocal arrangements and strings were performed by the Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra.

The Mountain Goats kick off an extensive international tour today, April 26, at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC; many shows are already sold out. Additionally, they’ve just announced a free SummerStage show on August 10th at East River Park.  See below for a full list of dates.



“One of indie rock’s most revered wizards.” – Consequence of Sound

“With nothing left to prove, [Darnielle] has found more than ever to say.” – NPR

“Darkly triumphant…a glimpse into the mystical.” – Paste

“Uniquely humane and emotionally relatable...with humor, compassion, sadness and plenty of hope.” – Boston Globe

“Fantastic(al)…truly effective” - Popmatters


Track List for In League With Dragons

1. Done Bleeding

2. Younger

3. Passaic 1975

4. Clemency for the Wizard King

5. Possum by Night

6. In League with Dragons

7. Doc Gooden

8. Going Invisible 2

9. Waylon Jennings Live!

10. Cadaver Sniffing Dog

11. An Antidote for Strychnine

12. Sicilian Crest


The Mountain Goats on tour:

Apr 26 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (SOLD OUT)

Apr 27 Rehoboth Beach, DE – Dogfish Head Brewery (SOLD OUT)

Apr 28 Boston, MA – The Wilbur (SOLD OUT)

Apr 30 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel (SOLD OUT)

May 01 Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall (SOLD OUT)

May 03 Montreal, QC – L’Astral

May 04 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre

May 05 Toronto, ON – Phoenix

May 07 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre

May 08 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre

May 09 Cincinnati, OH – Woodward Theater (SOLD OUT)

May 10 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)

May 11 Memphis, TN – 1884 Lounge (SOLD OUT)

May 13 Bloomington, IN – Buskirk-Chumley Theater

May 14 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre

May 15 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall (SOLD OUT)

May 16 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall (SOLD OUT)

May 17 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

Jul 17 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

Jul 18 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar (SOLD OUT)

Jul 19 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer (SOLD OUT)

Jul 20 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

Jul 22 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes

Jul 23 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater

Jul 24 Durham, NC – Carolina Theatre*

Aug 10 East River Park SummerStage – New York, NY

Aug 16 Hickory, NC - Music in the Mill 

Aug 28 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall

Aug 29 Jackson, WY – Pink Garter Theatre

Aug 30 Billings, MT – The Pub Station

Aug 31 Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge

Sep 01 Spokane, WA – Bing Crosby Theater

Sep 04 Seattle, WA – The Showbox (SOLD OUT)

Sep 05 Seattle, WA – Neumos (SOLD OUT)

Sep 06 Vancouver, BC – Imperial Vancouver

Sep 07 Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre

Sep 09 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

Sep 10 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater (SOLD OUT)

Sep 12 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore (SOLD OUT)

Sep 13 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore (SOLD OUT)

Sep 14 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater

Sep 16 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues

Sep 17 San Diego, CA – House of Blues

Sep 18 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl

Nov 09 Slaktkyrkan - Stockholm, SE

Nov 10 Rockefeller - Oslo, NO

Nov 11 Pustervik - Gothenburg, SE

Nov 14 De Helling - Utrecht, NL

Nov 15 02 Shepherds bush empire - London, UK

Nov 16 Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK (SOLD OUT)

Nov 17 Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK (SOLD OUT)

Nov 18 St Luke’s - Glasgow, UK

Nov 20 Button Factory - Dublin, IE

Nov 22 Sala 0 - Madrid, ES

Nov 23 Café Torgal - Ourense, ES

Nov 24 Lisboa ao Vivo - Lisbon, PT


* MRG30 w/ Hiss Golden Messenger, H.C. McEntire