Goat have returned with “It’s Time For Fun,” a brand new 7” single and their first new music since the second album Commune, which was released last September.
The winter months following that release saw the band return to their village of Korpilombolo in Sweden to start anew on fresh material, and this two-track single collects the first fruits of this work.
However, these two songs were not recorded in their native land – instead Goat decided to hit the studio on a recent excursion to the Americas. The A-side “It’s Time For Fun” was recorded in New York, the B-side “Relax” was done in Sao Paolo.
The flip-side “Relax” mainlines a similar vibe, yet this reflective instrumental marries “Future Days” like drum machine, tribal percussion, grooved-out bass and a fan-driven organ solo that gyrates elegantly in a manner akin to a North African Heldon or Fripp & Eno.
“It’s Time For Fun” comes out digitally and on a 7” in North America on September 25th from Sub Pop. It will be available August 7th in Scandinavia via Stranded Rekords, and via Rocket Recordings in the rest of the world.
A hectic and hedonistic summer of rituals and revelations lies ahead of Goat, as besides from recording their third album for Rocket, they’ll be bringing their live show to a plethora of European festivals, including:
Aug. 01 – Näsåker, SE – Urkult Festival
Aug. 02 – Hasselt, BE – Pukkelpop Festival
Aug. 22 – Beacon, UK – Green Man Festival
Aug. 28 – 29 – La Tour-de-Peilz, CH – Nox Orae Festival
Oct. 17 – Athens, GR – Gagarin Festival