Goat announce new record, Oh Death, out on October 21st via Rocket Recordings
There is a question we ask ourselves on a regular basis and we’re sure you do as well – where is there going to be another Goat record? It has been quite a few years since their last full-length offering of psychedelic fuzz-funk goodness, but it seems the wait is finally over, as the Swedish experimentalists have just announced a brand-new, 10-track-long record entitled Oh Death. On this new record and brand-new single, the band comments, “This year Goat were invited to the Gods annual feast at the ‘Round Table of Funk’. After a very wet evening, and after Goat was pretty funked up, we were handed the manuscript to ‘Under No Nation’, and ordered to play this divine ‘funk’ to the humans – as the gods felt the human spirit is in deep need to get grooving properly again!”. Below you can watch the trippy as hell video for the record’s first single, “Under No Nation”, which was produced by John-Mark Lapham (with additional video feedback by John O’Carroll/John Minton).
Invigorated by forces we can only guess the origins of, Oh Death is a party to which all are welcome. Blithely waving away easy classification, these fuzz-hazed serenades are just as comfortable in the headspace of vicious ‘70s funk as they are in zesty ZE records post-punk, where folk-haunted incantations and free jazz skronk find common ground, buoyed by relentless forward motion and raucous energy. All of these styles are locked into a delirious gnostic groove that threatens to throw the whole shebang spiraling into orbit. In the hands of these sages and soothsayers, this is just the beginning. Goat Is Oh Death, Long Live Goat.
Oh Death will be released on October 21st via Rocket Recordings. Physical and digital pre-orders are now available here.