“Cry For Judas” is the first single off of The Mountain Goats upcoming album Transcendental Youth and like just about every other Mountain Goats single this one isn’t a disappointment with its surging brass and upbeat tempo. Listen to the track below but first a word from our sponsor:
So hey umm it is with great pride that the Mountain Goats present to you one of the 12 songs from our new record, Transcendental Youth. (If you want to pre-order the album and get the bonus 7? that comes with the first thousand or so copies of it, you can do that here; the two songs on the 7? will eventually make their way to iTunes.) This here album track, anyway, is called “Cry for Judas,” it is about survival but that’s kind of an oversimplification, it’s also about building a vehicle from the defeated pieces of the thing you survived and piloting that vehicle through the cosmos, it’s kind of complicated but people who know what I’m talking about will kind of intuitively get the idea and the rest of you will I hope be able to get a sense of it through the song. You can grab it for free here, and if you dig its groove and wanna throw us a dollar about it, iTunes has it here & we thank you kindly. As I said yesterday, my portion of the proceeds will mainly be spent on candy, specifically Grape Vines. I don’t know what Wurster and Hughes will do with theirs, it is not my business, but I know one of them is fond of cake.
Hope you enjoy the tune & see you soon!
Transcendental Youth is out October 2nd on Merge Records