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Stream the Mountain Goats' Transcendental Youth now at RollingStone.com

Stream the Mountain Goats' Transcendental Youth now at RollingStone.com

The Mountain Goats are set to release their new album Transcendental Youth on October 2nd. Stream the full album now exclusively via Rolling Stone.

Listen to Transcendental Youth now at RollingStone.com

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats recently filmed performances of “Harlem Roulette” off Transcendental Youth along the New York City waterfront for Pitchfork.tv and WNYC’s Souncheck where he performed: “In Memory of Satan”, “White Cedar”, “Counterfeit Florida Plates” off the new album, along with “Thank You Mario, But Our Princess Is In Another Castle."

In addition, the Mountain Goats announce the second leg of their U.S. tour that takes the band across the southern U.S. and along the west coast. Matthew E. White, who wrote the horn arrangements for the band’s forthcoming release, Transcendental Youth will continue on as the opener for this 2nd leg of dates. Matthew E. White, described by Stereogum as “bring together the warm, haunted tones of Leonard Cohen, Terry Riley, and Dr. John,” will be performing his debut album Big Inner with a 9-piece band; his horn section, in this special tour engagement, will join in the Mountain Goats’ set. John Darnielle writes of the collaboration: “One of my fondest memories of the Transcendental Youth recording sessions is listening in the control room as Matthew and his players brought his horn arrangements to life on the other side of the glass. Me and Peter and Jon just sat there with our jaws on the floor. We can't wait to hear it come together live.”

Before the tour kicks off, the Mountain Goats will perform the program Transcendental Youth with the world-renowned vocal quartet, Anonymous 4, on October 6th in Durham, NC. Five songs from Transcendental Youth, in special vocal arrangements by Owen Pallett,  serve as the hub of the program, which also spans the catalog of both the Mountain Goats and Anonymous 4. The program was performed earlier this year at the Ecstatic Music Festival in New York City and at The Barbican in London.

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The Mountain Goats on tour:
Oct 6 Durham, NC Reynolds Industries Theatre w/ Anonymous 4
Oct 9 Richmond, VA The National*
Oct 10 Baltimore, MD The Ottobar*
Oct 11 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts*
Oct 13 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg*
Oct 14 Brooklyn Music Hall of Williamsburg*
Oct 15 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom*
Oct 16 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom*
Oct 18 Boston House of Blues*
Oct 19 Ithaca, NY The Haunt*
Oct 20 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre*
Oct 22 Grand Rapids, MI The Ladies Literary Club*
Oct 23 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theatre*
Oct 24 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre*
Oct 26 Iowa City, IA The Blue Moose TapHouse*
Oct 27 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre*
Nov 4 Huntington, WV Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center (Mountain Stage)
Nov 29 Atlanta, GA Terminal West*
Dec 1 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge*
Dec 3 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom*
Dec 4 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre*
Dec 5 Austin, TX Emo’s East*
Dec 7 Sante Fe, NM Santa Fe Brewing Co.*
Dec 8 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom*
Dec 9 Tucson, AZ Club Congress*
Dec 10 San Diego, CA Irenic*
Dec 13 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour*
Dec 14 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore*
Dec 16 Portland, OR Aladdin Theatre*
Dec 17 Seattle, WA The Showbox*
*w/ Matthew E. White