Listeners of the Welcome to Night Vale podcast received a surprise on Sunday when “Heel Turn 2,” a new song from The Mountain Goats’ Beat the Champ, came across the airwaves.
A “heel turn” is a person’s complete and sudden, and often shocking, change from good to evil. The term comes from professional wrestling, referring to when a face (good guy) turns his back on the fans and becomes a heel (bad guy).
Listen and share “Heel Turn 2” now via Merge SoundCloud. The track was produced by Brandon Eggleston at Overdub Lane and mixed by Scott Solter.
The Mountain Goats are John Darnielle, Jon Wurster, and Peter Hughes.
Beat the Champ is out in the UK on the 13th April on Merge Records and available for pre-order now on CD and standard double-LP in the Merge store, and digitally with “The Legend of Chavo Guerrero” and now “Heel Turn 2” as instant gratification downloads at iTunes. The limited-edition deluxe double-LP version with bonus 12-inch will be available in independent record stores on release date. Both the standard and deluxe LPs include a coupon for a full album download.
Photo Credit: Lissa Gotwals