Goat streams forthcoming release ‘Requiem’

Swedish band Goat streams forthcoming release 'Requiem'

Requiem, the third album from the Swedish band GOAT is now streaming in full, ahead of its release on October 7th. GOAT have already shared album tracks, “I Sing In Silence, “Alarms” and “Try My Robe” – and now you can hear the full album. Requiem will be released on CD/LP/DL 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’s World Music and 2014’s Commune”.

Autumn tour dates (Supported by Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation):
07 Oct / Malmö, SE – Babel
08 Oct / Copenhagen, DK – Den grå hal
10 Oct / Cologne, DE – Stadtgarten
11 Oct / Munich, DE – Ampere
12 Oct / Berlin, DE – Berghain
13 Oct / Heidelberg, DE – Karlstorbahnhof Enjoy Jazz
14 Oct / Paris, FR – Cabaret Sauvage
16 Oct / Desertfest / Antwerp / Belgium
17 Oct / All Saints Church / Brighton / UK
18 Oct / Coronet / London / UK
19 Oct / SWX / Bristol / UK
20 Oct / Riverside / Newcastle / UK
21 Oct / 02 ABC / Glasgow /
22 Oct / Albert Hall / Manchester / UK (w/ Hookworms, Jane Weaver, Mugstar)
11-12 Nov / Oslo Psych Fest / Norway

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