In just a couple of weeks, The Mountain Goats will be releasing their newest album In League With Dragons. Already, the band have shared two really great singles with “Younger” and “Cadaver Sniffing Dog,” both of which hint at a gorgeously lush sounding record about heroes, dragons, noir, and wizards. Today, the band have dropped the next single from the LP with “Sicilian Crest.” And just as you would expect, it’s glorious.
”Sicilian Crest” is actually the final track on In League With Dragons, and likely the final single to be shared from the project. Much like the previous two, the song has a sense of immediacy in some way, with a phenomenal build up of gorgeously produced sounds. It also features lyrics that tie in very succinctly with the overall theme of the record. Next to the lead single, this might be one of the finest songs by the band in a while. And it seems like frontman John Darnielle thinks so too.
Right along with the release of “Sicilian Crest,” Darnielle has jumped back into the new season of his podcast with Joseph Fink I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats for an episode to talk all about the track. The podcast originally dropped back in 2017 with a full season of episodes devoted to every single track on an early Mountain Goats classic All Hail West Texas. The new season will cover every single song from In League With Dragons, kicking off with the discussion of the brand new single. So, look forward to learning even more about the album as you dig into throughout the next few months.
Check out all the episodes from I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats right here. Give a listen to “Sicilian Crest” below.
In League With Dragons is out April 26 via Merge. Pre-order it here.
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