Surprise-released in April of 2020, Songs for Pierre Chuvin is the Mountain Goats' first all-boombox album since 2002's All Hail West Texas. After the band sold out a run of 4,000 cassettes in a matter of minutes, the avid Mountain Goats fanbase demanded more - and Merge is happy to acquiesce! Songs for Pierre Chuvin will be available on LP March 26, 2021; pre-order today.
John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats had this to say about Songs for Pierre Chuvin upon its release last year: "I dedicate this tape to everybody who's waited a long time for the wheels to sound their joyous grind: may they grind us into a safe future where we gather once again in rooms to sing songs about pagan priests & hidden shelters, and where we see each other face to face. Hail the Panasonic! Hail the inscrutable engines of chance! Hail Cybele!"
Recording on the same boombox that launched his career, John Darnielle returns to his lo-fi roots for an album of alienation, ancient pagans, and making it through the year together.
Full of images fit for these dismal times and slogans suited to surviving them, Pierre Chuvin is an inspiring reminder of how much each of us has left to learn.
[Songs for Pierre Chuvin] can be used to escape the present emergency - or, if the listener so chooses, to better understand it.
- Vinyl LP
- Limited-Time Digital Download Card
- Aulon Raid
- Until Olympius Returns
- Last Gasp At Calama
- For The Snakes
- The Wooded Hills Along The Black Sea
- January 31, 438
- Hopeful Assassins Of Zeno
- Their Gods Do Not Have Surgeons
- Going To Lebanon 2
- Exegetic Chains