The Mountain Goats - “Cry For Judas”
Here’s a new Mountain Goats song from their forthcoming studio album Transcendental Youth. It’s a classic piece of later-career Mountain Goats, with a propulsive “Heretic Pride” reminiscent backbeat, folk rock guitar pounding, and biblically inspired lyrics. John Darnielle appears to be in attack mode here.
“Cry For Judas” also features a the full horn section that this album is being hyped for. I’ve never really heard horns utilized this way in a Mountain Goats song before, and I’m really happy with the way they turned out.
Stream the track above and find more information about it on the Merge Records’ Soundcloud page. Transcendental Youth is out October 2nd on Merge.