The Mountain Goats Release Surprise EP 'Marsh Witch Visions'

Laura Johnson 06 October 2017

The Mountain Goats have released a surprise EP.

'Marsh Witch Visions', which follows up 'Goths', is available as a pay as you want download via the band's Bandcamp page and boasts four songs about Ozzy Osbourne and a demo of 'Goths' track Rain In Soho.

The EP was shared on Facebook with the below note:

"Earlier this year I was trying to raise funds for my bowling team, the Reproductive Justice League. (It's "my" bowling team because I try to show up and bowl when I can but the real heroes are people who show up for reproductive justice every damn day.) Competition was pretty fierce so I thought I'd up the ante by volunteering to open up the vaults a little if we made a good showing. People got out their checkbooks and I was floored. Because 2017 is a double release year for me -- book in February, album in May, touring the whole time -- it took me most of the year to dig around in the files and get things together but here they are. I'm proud of these songs, which were probably otherwise going to find the written-and-forgotten destiny that I fetishize and romanticize for so many songs no-one will ever hear, and I'm really happy to be able to share them. I am especially happy to have an excuse to share "No More Tears," which in my view deserves better than its author's ridiculous oblivion fetish.

Because I prefer groups of five to groups of four there's also the demo version of "Rain in Soho," which was kind of a proof-of-concept on the song -- I couldn't play the two keys parts & sing it at the same time, but I was trying to get it all done pretty fast on a rainy day. Unlike the album version these vocals are totally comped to bits which makes for some interesting horror-soundtrack bleedthrough effects. Enjoy!

Free Download:"

The Mountain Goats are currently on tour in the UK and Ireland, with shows left in Leeds, Dublin, Glasgow, London and Brighton.

The Mountain Goats Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri October 06 2017 - LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
Sun October 08 2017 - DUBLIN Button Factory
Mon October 09 2017 - GLASGOW Art School
Wed October 11 2017 - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Thu October 12 2017 - BRIGHTON Haunt

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