Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 1:28 PM
Goat return with a brand new single, their first new music since the critically-acclaimed second album Commune, which was released last September.
The winter months following that release saw the band return to their village of Korpilombolo in Sweden to start anew on fresh material, and this two-track single collects the first fruits of this work.
However, these two songs were not recorded in their native land - instead Goat decided to hit the studio on a recent excursion to the Americas. The A-side ‘It’s Time For Fun’ was recorded in New York whilst B-side ‘Relax’ was committed to posterity in Sao Paolo.
New York seems a fitting location for the recording of ‘It’s Time For Fun’ as the spirit of ESG and early ‘80s No Wave runs through the skittering drum machines, dubby basslines, fuzzy synth and the haunted chants of the vocals.
Its flip-side ‘Relax’ mainlines a similar vibe, yet this reflective instrumental marries ‘Future Days’ like drum machine, tribal percussion, grooved-out bass and a fan-driven organ solo that gyrates elegantly in a manner akin to a North African Heldon or Fripp & Eno.
“It’s Time For Fun” comes out digitally and on a 7” in North America on September 25th. It will be available August 7th in Scandinavia via Stranded Rekords, and via Rocket Recordings in the rest of the world.
A hectic and hedonistic summer of rituals and revelations lies ahead of Goat, as besides from recording their third album for Rocket, they’ll be bringing their legendarily earth-shaking live show to a plethora of festivals, including:
01 August: Näsåker/Sweden – Urkult Festival
21 August 2: Hasselt/Belguim – Pukkelpop Festival
22 August: Wales/UK – Green Man Festival
28 – 29: August La Tour-de-Peilz/Switzerland – Nox Orae Festival
17 October: Greece/Athens – Gagarin Festival