The Mountain Goats confirm Merge Records debut, "All Eternals Deck," out March 29

The Mountain Goats confirm Merge Records debut,

The Mountain Goats have confirmed the March 29 release of All Eternals Deck, their Merge debut.

As with their last album, The Life of the World To Come, the group treated the recording sessions as commando raids on several studios with a few different producers: four songs at North Carolina's Fidelitorium with John Congleton; one at Q Division in Boston with Brandon Eggleston; four at Brooklyn's Mission Sound with Scott Solter; and four at Mana Recording Studios in Florida, with former Morbid Angel guitarist and current Hate Eternal helmsman Erik Rutan.

Describing the album, Darnielle writes, "If you have ever watched say a 70s occult-scare movie where one of the scenes involves a few people visiting a storefront fortune teller, getting their cards read, and then trying to feel super-hopeful about their predicted outcome when what they're visibly actually feeling is dread, then you have a pretty decent idea of what the album is all about." He elaborates, "Other possible points of reference include 'Burnt Offerings,' 'Go Ask Alice,' and that one scene in The Warriors where they're on the train and the sun's coming up and they're safe but you know the scars are permanent now." Read more from Darnielle at

Of 2009's The Life of the World to Come, GQ said " not just one of the greatest songwriters working today—he's probably one of the greatest working writers." The album earned a 'Best New Music' nod from Pitchfork and prompted Stephen Colbert to invite the band to make its national television debut on the Colbert Report.

More details about All Eternals Deck will be announced soon.

All Eternals Deck tracklist:
1. Damn These Vampires
2. Birth of Serpents
3. Estate Sale Sign
4. Age of Kings
5. The Autopsy Garland
6. Beautiful Gas Mask
7. High Hawk Season
8. Prowl Great Cain
9. Sourdoire Valley Song
10. Outer Scorpion Squadron
11. For Charles Bronson
12. Never Quite Free
13. Liza Forever Minnelli

The Mountain Goats are:
John Darnielle- singer/songwriter
Peter Hughes- bass
Jon Wurster- drums

The Mountain Goats can be found on the web at their official website, on Facebook, and on Twitter.