FRI, MAY 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM

GOAT’s “I Sing In Silence” b/w “The Snake of Addis Ababa” Out Now

Goat’s “I Sing In Silence” b/w “The Snake of Addis Ababa” 7” single is now available in North America right here on Sub Pop, purchasable at our very fine Mega Mart store. The single is also available in Scandinavia via Stranded/Universal Sweden and rest of the world via Rocket Recordings.

Last year Goat released the single “It’s Time for Fun” which saw the band experimenting with drum machines, which brought a different pulse to their tribal psych. This desire to explore new sounds continues with their new single “I Sing in Silence.” But instead of plugging in new instruments the band have unplugged and created an addictive groove with mostly un-amped, acoustic instruments.

Elastic guitar lines, woodblock percussion, and flutes which drive the song are enveloped by one of the strongest vocal deliveries by the bands enigmatic singers, resulting in a powerful and catchy psych-pop number.              

The B side, an instrumental called “The Snake of Addis Ababa,” is a looping, North-African mantra played on a teasing, fuzzed guitar, underpinned by a djembi groove. The repetitive riff is disrupted by piano that freely solos over the groove, and a pounding drum lifts the song to a seriously head-nodding conclusion.

This single is further proof that, in a world of similar sounding and similar looking psych bands, Goat are standing completely out on their own and we are all the better for it.

This summer the band will be busy writing, recording, and blowing people’s minds across Europe’s greatest stages.


Tour Dates 

Jun. 01 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound

Jun. 11 - Eindhoven, NL - Eindhoven Psych Lab

Jun. 12 - London, UK - Field Day

Jun. 17 - Duisburg, DE - Traumzeit Festival

Jun. 19 - Gaou/Hyeres, FR -  Ile du Pointu Festival

Jul. 09 - Liege, BE - Les Ardentes Festival

Jul. 10 - Gent, BE - Cactus Festival

Jul. 22-24 - Barcelos, PT -  Milhões de Festa

Aug. 28 - Turin, IT - Torino Today Festival

Sep. 03 - Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival

Oct. 07 - Malmö, SE - Babel

Oct. 08 - Köpenhamn, DK - Den grå hal

Oct. 10 - Köln, DE - Stadtgarten

Oct. 11 - München, DE  - Ampere

Oct. 12 - Berlin, DE - Berghain

Oct. 13 - Heidelberg, DE - Karlstorbahnhof Enjoy Jazz

Oct. 14 - Paris, FR - Cabaret Sauvage