Mountain Goats Plot New-Tunes Tour

 

Tonight’s the night!

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Next week, starting Jan. 19 at a sold-out Austin show, the Mountain Goats will resume
their Eternals Deck tour – with a
twist. They’ve decided that in addition to spotlighting material from that 2011
album
, they will also unveil new songs they’ve recently been demoing and attempt to refine, elaborate and otherwise work out the
material’s kinks. Risky, yes, and in 2012 an increasingly un-used strategy by
artists. Sounds like just the right band to attempt
this sort of thing!

 

Darnielle posted the following on his website regarding this
new plan:

“One small word about these shows. For years bands have been pretty judicious
about playing unreleased new material, because much of it becomes available
online immediately, even when the new songs are still in fairly raw form. We,
too, have gotten into the bad habit of holding new stuff back. We are done with
that whole philosophy, though. I miss playing stuff that’s unreleased &
unrecorded, stuff that still stings fresh. So we got together and decided to
tour the new songs before we even record them. I don’t guess that we’ll be
touring all ten of the new songs I’ve written for the next album (eleven if you
count one that’s presently being herded back and forth between its cell &
the chopping block), but be advised that if you’re the sort of person who wants
as many surprises as possible when you hear a new album, you should tread
lightly around recordings of these shows, because we’re not going to be holding
the best o nes back for the album release like people tend to do now.”

Tour Dates:

* = w/ Nurses
Jan 19 Austin, TX – Antone’s* SOLD OUT
Jan 20 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s*
Jan 21 New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s*
Jan 23 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder*
Jan 24 Orlando, FL – The Social*
Jan 25 Tampa, FL – Crowbar*
Jan 27 St. Augustine, FL – The Original Cafe Eleven*
Jan 28 Atlanta, GA – The Earl*
Jan 30 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club*
Jan 31 Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre*
Feb 02 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle*
Feb 04 Saxapahaw, NC – The Haw River Ballroom*
Mar 09 Denton, TX – 35 Denton Festival*
Mar 13 New York, NY – Carnegie Hall: “The Music of the Rolling Stones: Hot
Rocks 1964-1971”
Mar 24 New York, NY – Ecstatic Music Festival w/ Anonymous 4
Apr 02 London, UK – The Barbican w/ Anonymous 4

 

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