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NEWS : TUE, AUG 16, 2016 at 6:00 AM

Listen to “Alarms,” A New Track From GOAT’s Upcoming Album ‘Requiem’ (out 10/7)

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 grå
hal
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


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, JUL 19, 2016 at 6:00 AM

Listen To Brand New Track “Try My Robe” off GOAT’s Upcoming Album ‘Requiem’

Sub Pop is pleased to announce the release of Requiem by Swedish psych-rock collective GOAT. Requiem is the band’s third full-length and their second for Sub Pop, and the 13-track album features the songs “Try My Robe,” “Alarms,” and “Union of Sun and Moon.” 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 is available to preorder now, and LP pre-orders through the Sub Pop Mega Mart and independent retailers near you will receive the limited Loser Edition on translucent red vinyl with black streaks (while supplies last).


GOAT have also announced upcoming European shows, as follows:

Tour Dates

Jul. 22 - Barcelos, Portugal - Milhoes de Festa

Jul. 23 - Barcelos, Portugal - Milhoes de Festa

Jul. 24 - Barcelos, Portugal - Milhoes de Festa

Sep. 03 - Wiltshire, United Kingdom - 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 EnjoyJazz

Oct. 14 - Paris, FR - Cabaret Sauvage

Oct. 17 - Brighton, UK - All Saints Church

Oct. 18 - London, UK - Coronet

Oct. 19 - Bristol, UK - SWX 

Oct. 21 - Glasgow, UK - 02 ABC 

Oct. 22 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall

Ticket links are here.


Posted by Rachel White

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



Posted by Alissa Atkins

NEWS : MON, MAY 9, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Watch GOAT’s New Video For “I Sing In Silence” (via Stereogum)

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Goat have premiered the official video for “I Sing In Silence,” the A-side from their forthcoming single. The new visual was directed by Henrik Nyblom and Christofer Högberg. The directorial duo had this to offer about the video:  “It was an intense experience where we could visualize our art. It’s a short trip of the life spectre. Look close and you might find easter eggs.”

Stereogum premiered the video and had this to say, “Through its distorted filmography, the video incites a celebration of this brightness and of the quiet and calm that exists, too. As a hooded figured engages with the jovial beauty in the world, they illustrate just how powerful the connectivity of it all can be…The song itself is a folksy psych-pop lope that could almost pass for Woods covering Animal Collective, so a trek into nature is highly appropriate here (see video premiere Monday, May 9th).”

Goat have also extended their previously announced 2016 European tour schedule through the fall. The tour now spans June 1st in Barcelona with a performance at Primavera Sound Festival and runs through October 14th in Paris at Cabaret Sauvage. (Tour dates below.)



About Goat’s “I Sing In Silence” b/w “The Snake of Addis Ababa” single:
New music from Goat is always a time for celebration, and we are excited to announce the band’s return with a 7” of brand new material.  Preorder is now available here (North America only), and 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 band’s 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.


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

Ticket links are here.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, APR 4, 2016 at 7:00 AM

New 7” from GOAT: “I Sing In Silence” b/w “The Snake of Addis Ababa” (out in North America 5/27)

New music from Goat is always a time for celebration, and we are excited to announce the band’s return with a 7” of brand new material.
 
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. Confirmed dates at time of going to press:
 
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 Island/Six-Fours, France - Pointu Festival
Jul. 09 - Liege, BE - Les Ardentes Festival
Jul. 10 - Gent, BE - Cactus Festival
Jul. 22-24 - Barcelos, PT - Milhões de Festa
Sep. 03  - End of the Road Festival / UK

Ticket links reside over here.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : FRI, SEP 25, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Goat’s “It’s Time For Fun” 7” Single Available Now

Release day has arrived for Goat’s 7” single, “It’s Time For Fun,” one of the first batch of new tunes from the group since their critically-acclaimed second album Commune was released last September.

Goat have scheduled a handful of live appearances this fall, taking their legendarily earth-shaking live show to Greece and Australia. (tour dates below)

“It’s Time For Fun” is now available digitally and on 7” vinyl in North America from Sub Pop RecordsiTunes, and Amazon.  [It’s also available in Scandinavia via Stranded Rekords, and via Rocket Recordings in the rest of the world.] 


About Goat’s “It’s Time For Fun” single:

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.


[ photo by Ante Johansson ]


Tour Dates

Oct. 17 -  Athens, GR  - Gagarin Festival

Nov. 28 - Gothenburg, SE - Gothenburg Film Studios

Dec. 04 - Melbourne, AU - Croxton

Dec. 08 - Brisbane, AU - Triffid

Dec. 09 - Sydney, AU - Metro

Dec. 11 - Victoria, AU - Meredith Festival


Posted by Rachel White