THE MOUNTAIN GOATS PERFORM “SICILIAN CREST” ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT | Shore Fire Media

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17 July, 2019Print

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS PERFORM “SICILIAN CREST” ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

BAND JOINED BY COLBERT FOR PERFORMANCE OF “THIS YEAR”

WATCH BOTH HERE:

"Sicilian Crest": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtsBZjl5e4Y

"This Year": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_qkVPZ8DJI

IN LEAGUE WITH DRAGONS OUT NOW ON MERGE

WITH TWO NEW BONUS TRACKS

 

The Mountain Goats performed “Sicilian Crest” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. Colbert also joined the Mountain Goats to sing on “This Year,” which has posted as a web extra performance. Watch both performances here:

"Sicilian Crest": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtsBZjl5e4Y

"This Year": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_qkVPZ8DJI

“Sicilian Crest” is the final song on the band’s most recent album, In League with Dragons (out now on Merge). In League with Dragons has been met with raves, and was recently included on Rolling Stone’s Best Of 2019 Albums So Far list. It was produced by Owen Pallett, and engineered by Matt Ross-Spang (Margo Price, John Prine), recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville with John Darnielle joined by drummer Jon Wurster, bassist Peter Hughes, and multi-instrumentalist Matt Douglas. 

The band kicks off the second leg of one of their biggest international tours ever today, including a number of sold out U.S. shows. The tour runs until late November, full itinerary below.

Two additional bonus tracks - “Divided Sky Lane” and “Sentries in the Ambush” - are also now available on digital service providers. The songs are only available phsyically as a 7” included with the Hardcore Edition of In League with Dragons: https://smarturl.it/tMGsentries

Order In League with Dragons here: http://smarturl.it/TMG-Dragons

 

Says John Darnielle:

The bonus 7" for In League with Dragons consisted of two songs that were surely going to get orphaned, since I almost never bring along anything from a previous year's work into the next one. I liked them too well to just let them shuffle off into oblivion, so here they are. "Divided Sky Lane" was written and recorded in the back lounge of a bus parked at Merriweather Post Pavilion during the tour where we opened for Jason Isbell -- I think it might have been the first night of the tour. "Sentries in the Ambush" is one of the songs from the Riversend song cycle that eventually turns into In League With Dragons -- this one's pretty explicitly sword-and-sorcery and is about a high-casualties land-based attack on the usually peaceful Riversend community. The song after it in the sequence was going to be called "Seaside Wolves" and involved the summoning of mystical warriors from either underneath the sea or in caves by it, but before the matter could get settled I had started thinking about Doc Gooden again, which resulted in an entirely different song, which is not our subject here. Enjoy! 

 

Since April, season 2 of John Darnielle’s podcast I ONLY LISTEN TO THE MOUNTAIN GOATS has been airing a new episode each week. The podcast is co-hosted with Welcome to Night Vale co-creator Joseph Fink. Recorded over several months during the making of In League With Dragons, season 2 offers an unprecedented look at the creative process as it is happening, including the original demos for every single track on the album. http://www.nightvalepresents.com/ionlylistentothemountaingoats

 

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

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

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

“One of the Mountain Goats’ most wide-ranging records” - Pitchfork

“Deliciously detailed” - Guardian, 4 out of 5 stars

“Darnielle may be one of America’s most important natural resources” - All Music

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

 

TOUR:

Jul 17 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar (SOLD OUT)

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* (SOLD OUT)

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

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