On Tuesday (May 11th), The Mountain Goats shared a new song, “The Slow Parts on Death Metal Albums,” from their forthcoming LP, Dark in Here.
Lead singer and songwriter, John Darnielle, took to Twitter writing,
“This is probably the most autobiographical song on the record; the narrator is me, driving in from Claremont to Long Beach to see metal shows at Fender’s during a stage of my life when I wasn’t really sure who I was.
A time of being adrift, of being uncertain, a time with more fear of the unknown than hope for the future for me, I can see now. Anyway! That is what the song is about, and I know who I am now: I’m the singer from the Mountain Goats. Enjoy!”
Listen to “The Slow Parts on Death Metal Albums” below.
Dark in Here will be the band’s third album released during the pandemic and will include their previous single “Mobile.”
Lead photo courtesy of Jade Wilson