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Listen to the new Goat album ‘Requiem’ streaming now on Noisey!

September 29, 2016
 Andreas Johansson

Andreas Johansson

GOAT’s new album streaming now!
Requiem
 out 7th October on
Rocket Recordings
Listen to Requiem on Noisey

“A freaked-up folk voyage to the outer reaches of their magical minds.  Absolutely brilliant stuff.” [“Try My Robe”] – NME

“The track is a characteristic of the clan – wild, full of colour, and a celebration.” – [“Try My Robe”] – DIY 

“these fresh GOAT-y sounds are tantalising meshes of brilliance and surreality.” – [“Try My Robe”] – The Line of Best Fit

“… a fervent sense of joy and abandon, and an infectious eagerness to get lost in music.”Uncut 8/10

“…their third album is a reminder of just how good Goat are at creating rich and diverse soundscapes.” Future Music 9/10

“Goat make music as inscruitable and enchanting as themselves.” TLOBF 9/10

“…Frantic percussive combination of acid-spiked psych-rock, groove-centric Afrobeat, dazed metal, euphoric disco, and unearthly funk.” – Stereogum

The time has arrived. Requiem, the eagerly awaited third album from Swedish psychsters,GOAT is streaming in full via Noisey, ahead of its release on 7th October.GOAT have already shared album tracks, “I Sing In Silence, “Alarms” and “Try My Robe” – and now you can hear the full energy of Requiem described by Noisey as “a harmonious riot of trilling acoustic guitars and flutes, multi-layered rhythmic drones, and mystical lyrics.”

Listen to Requiem in its entirety on Noisey HERE
Requiem will be released on CD/LP/DL on 7th October 2016 via Rocket Recordings(Stranded Rekords in Scandinavia and Sub Pop Records in North America).

Requiem finds Swedish psych explorers GOAT focusing more on their subdued, bucolic ritualism than psilocybin freakouts. Opening tracks “Djorolen/Union of Sun and Moon” and “I Sing in Silence” both set the stage for GOAT’s rustic approach, with the guitars laying down simple chord progressions and pan flute providing the primary hooks. From those very first notes, the piper leads us down a path where GOAT relies less on acidic guitar lines and more on sun-bleached psych-pop. “Trouble in the Streets” carries all the jubilance of classic African highlife. “Try My Robe” bares the group’s signature ceremonial hip-shaking rhythms, but eschews guitar for a mandolin line that would make John Paul Jones proud. But GOAT hasn’t completely foregone their fiery charms—tracks like “All-Seeing Eye” and “Goatfuzz” conjure the sultry heathen pulsations that ensnared us on 2012’sWorld Music and 2014’s Commune. 

Perhaps the most puzzling aspect of Requiem comes with the closing track “Ubuntu”. The song is little more than a melodic delay-driven electric piano line, until we hear the refrain from “Diarabi” – the first song on their first album—sneak into the mix. It creates a kind of musical ouroboros – an infinite cycle of reflection and rejuvenation, death and rebirth.

Autumn tour dates (Supported by Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation):
07 Oct / Malmö, SE – Babel.  Ticket link
08 Oct  / Copenhagen, DK – Den grå hal  Ticket link
10 Oct / Cologne, DE – Stadtgarten.  Ticket link
11 Oct / Munich, DE  – Ampere. Ticket link
12 Oct / Berlin, DE – Berghain.  Ticket link
13 Oct / Heidelberg, DE – Karlstorbahnhof Enjoy Jazz.  Ticket link
14 Oct / Paris, FR – Cabaret Sauvage Ticket link
16 Oct / Desertfest / Antwerp / Belgium
17 Oct / All Saints Church / Brighton / UK.  Ticket link
18 Oct / Coronet / London / UK.  Ticket link
19 Oct / SWX / Bristol / UK.  Ticket link
20 Oct / Riverside / Newcastle / UK.  Ticket link

21 Oct / 02 ABC / Glasgow / UK.  Ticket link
22 Oct / Albert Hall / Manchester / UK (w/ Hookworms, Jane Weaver, Mugstar). Ticket link

11-12 Nov / Oslo Psych Fest / Norway

You can pre-order Requiem HERE
iTunes Link

Requiem tracklisting:
01 Djôrôlen / Union Of Sun And Moon
02 I Sing In Silence
03 Temple Rhythms
04 Alarms
05 Trouble In The Streets
06 Psychedelic Lover
07 Goatband
08 Try My Robe
09 It’s Not Me
10 All Seeing Eye
11 Goatfuzz
12 Goodbye
13 Ubuntu

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