Label: Rocket Recording / Cargo Records
GOAT return with Commune, the eagerly awaited follow up to their astonishing debut album World Music.
Commune continues on with World Music’s acidic grooves, hypnotic incantations, and serpentine guitar lines but also introduces a darker, more angry edge to the band, not seen before on previous releases.
Starting with the layered percussive groove, Eastern guitar flourishes, and convoking vocals of “Talk To God”, it re-establishes the trance-inducing rhythms and exotic blaze of guitar that characterized their debut so well.
That spellbound pulse delves into darker and more propulsive territories on “Words” and “Goatslaves”, while “Goatchild” veers towards the transcendental pop of ‘60s Bay Area rock. The vintage psychedelic vibe permeates through songs like “The Light Within” and “To Travel The Path Unknown”—tracks that suggest that these rural Swedes operate on the same wavelength as the Turkish psych-folkies recently rediscovered by reissue labels like Finders Keepers.
Commune reaches its apex when GOAT’s hymnal invocations meet a heavy doze of proto-metal fuzz on “Hide From The Sun” and “Gathering of Ancient Tribes”.
GOAT will be presenting these new songs on Festival stages throughout the summer before embarking on their first full European tour which finishes with a massive show at London’s Roundhouse.
01/ Talk To God 02/ Words 03/ The Light Within 04/ Travel The Path Unknown 05/ Goatchild 06/ Goatslaves 07/ Hide From The Sun 08/ Bondye 09/ Gathering Of Ancient Tribes
“A pitch-perfect mix of Black Sabbath, Can, Fela Kuti, Funkadelic and the northern-lights psych of countrymen such as Pärson Sound.” – The Guardian
“…an invitation for immersion.” – Pitchfork
“Surrender your mind, body and soul to Goat” - BBC Music
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