Goat to Release Second LP Commune via Sub Pop on Sept. 23

Swedish cult-psych overseers Goat have announced that their second album will be out Sept. 23 in North America on Sub Pop. Stranded Rekords gets the release a day later in Scandinavia and Rocket has it for the remaining portions of the earth the day before. The record arrives with much anticipation following Goat‘s widely-heralded 2012 debut, World Music (discussed here), and the reputation they’ve built for themselves around theatrical costumed performances. Commune, the new one, doesn’t have the advantage of blindsiding people like the first one did, but I think they’ve done pretty well indoctrinating their audience, so it shouldn’t be a problem.

The PR wire brings info and new music, asking no thanks in return:

Swedish collective GOAT share details on behalf of Commune, their second album

Commune will be available September 23rd via Sub Pop Records in North America, September 24th via Stranded Rekords in Scandinavia, and September 22nd via Rocket Recordings for the rest of the world.

Commune is the follow-up to GOAT’s hypnotic 2012 debut, World Music, which received widespread acclaim and placed in many of that year’s top-ten lists. The mysterious, masked group continued to awe the world with their intense, ritualistic live shows, the “Dreambuilding” b/w “Stonegoat” 7″ (released in North America by Sub Pop in 2013), and the recent Live Ballroom Ritual double-album.

GOAT has scheduled a fall European tour in support Commune, which begins September 19th in Copenhagen, DK at Vega and ends October 3rd in London, UK at the Roundhouse. Please find a current list of tour dates below.

Commune is now available for preorder in North America via Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes and Amazon. While supplies last, customers who pre-order the LP version of Commune from megamart.subpop.com will receive the colored-vinyl “Loser Edition” of the album and a limited-edition, single-sided 7” with a non-album track.

Commune Tracklisting:
1. Talk to God
2. Words
3. The Light Within
4. To Travel the Path Unknown
5. Goatchild
6. Goatslaves
7. Hide From the Sun
8. Bondye
9. Gathering of Ancient Tribes

Tour Dates
Jul. 06 – Belfort, FR – Eurokeennes
Jul. 18 – Suffolk, UK – Latitude Festival
Jul. 20 – Ostrava, CZ – Colours of Ostrava
Aug. 03 – Stockholm, SE – Stockholm Music & Arts
Aug. 23 – Paredes de Coura, PT – Paredes de Coura Festival
Sep. 19 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega
Sep. 20 – Tilburg, NL – Incubate
Sep. 21 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique
Sep. 23 – Berlin, DE – Postbahnhof
Sep. 24 – Munich, DE – Ampere
Sep. 25 – Paris, FR – Trabendo
Sep. 27 – Liverpool, UK – Liverpool Psych Festival
Sep. 28 – Glasgow, UK – SWG3
Sep. 29 – Newcastle, UK – Northumbria University
Oct. 01 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
Oct. 02 – Bristol, UK – Trinity Centre
Oct. 03 – London, UK – Roundhouse


Goat, “Hide from the Sun”

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