Swedish psychedelic collective Goat have signed to Sub Pop for North America. The mysterious, masked group continued to awe the world with their intense, ritualistic live shows, the “Dreambuilding” b/w “Stonegoat” 7″ (released in North America by Sub Pop in 2013), and the recentLive Ballroom Ritual double-album.
U.S. fans can catch Goat on their upcoming west coast tour, which begins Thursday, April 10th in Pioneertown, CA at Pappy & Harriet’s, and ends Friday, April 18th in Indio, CA at Coachella. Additionally, Goat have two summer festival appearances to mention: June 12th-15th in Manchester, TN at Bonnaroo and June 20th in Toronto, ON at NXNE.
Goat are a collective who hail from a small and very remote village in deepest darkest Sweden. Legend has it that, for centuries, the inhabitants of the village were dedicated to the worship and practices of Voodoo. This strange and seemingly-unlikely activity was apparently introduced into the area after a travelling witch doctor and a handful of her disciples were led to the village by following an unknown Sami traveller from this area of Sweden. The reason he led them there is unknown, but their Voodoo influence quickly took hold over the whole village, and so they made it their home. There they were able to practice their craft unnoticed and unbothered for several centuries.
This was until their non-Christian ways were discovered by the Church and they were burned out by the crusaders. But the survivors returned to the village, rebuilt it, and to this day the now-picturesque village is still influenced by the power of Voodoo; this power can be felt throughout the grooves of the Goat records
Apr. 10 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriets
Apr. 11 – Indio, CA – Coachella
Apr. 12 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Apr. 14 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Apr. 15 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
Apr. 16 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Apr. 18 – Indio, CA – Coachella
Jun. 12-15 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
Jun. 20 – Toronto, ON – NXNE