Here for your listening pleasure is “Alarms,” the latest offering from GOAT’s forthcoming longplayer, Requiem (out October 7th). “Alarms” highlights the folk influence that runs through Requiem, with acoustic guitars and hand-percussion instruments driving the song, while retaining the hypnotic vocals and fuzz-drenched guitar leads the band is known for.
Requiem finds GOAT focusing more on their subdued, bucolic ritualism than psilocybin freakouts, with a pronounced folk-rock influence pervading the album. But GOAT hasn’t foregone their fiery charms—tracks like “All-Seeing Eye” and “Goatfuzz” conjure the sultry pulsations that ensnared us on 2012’s World Music and 2014’s Commune.
Requiem will be available in North America on CD / 2xLP / DL / CASS on October 7th, 2016. (via Stranded Rekords in Nordic countries, and Rocket Recordings in the rest of the world.) North American fans can (and should) preorder* the new record here.
*LP pre-orders through the Sub Pop Mega Mart and independent record stores will receive the limited Loser Edition on translucent red vinyl with black streaks (as pictured above) while supplies last.
GOAT recently announced some European shows, with more dates to follow. Current performance schedule is as follows:
Tour Dates + Ticket Links
Aug. 28 - Torino, IT - Todays
Sep. 02 - Aarhus, DK - Aarhus Festival
Sep. 03 - Wiltshire, United Kingdom - End of the Road Festival
Oct. 07 - Malmö, SE - Babel
Oct. 08 - Köpenhamn, DK - Den gråhal
Oct. 10 - Köln, DE - Stadtgarten
Oct. 11 - München, DE - Ampere
Oct. 12 - Berlin, DE - Berghain
Oct. 13 - Heidelberg, DE - Karlstorbahnhof EnjoyJazz
Oct. 14 - Paris, FR - Cabaret Sauvage
Oct. 16 - Antwerp, BE - Desertfest
Oct. 17 - Brighton, UK - All Saints Church
Oct. 18 - London, UK - Coronet
Oct. 19 - Bristol, UK - SWX
Oct. 20 - Newcastle, UK - Riverside
Oct. 21 - Glasgow, UK - 02 ABC
Oct. 22 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
Nov. 11-12 - Oslo, NO - Oslo Psych Fest