Goat Announce 'Requiem' LP

BY Gregory AdamsPublished Jul 19, 2016

If you're looking for a new head trip, Swedish psych commune Goat have announced that they will follow their recent "I Sing in Silence" 7-inch with a brand new album. Their third overall, Requiem arrives October 7 through Sub Pop in North America (Standard Records in Scandinavia and Rocket Recordings in the rest of the world).

A press release notes that the masked music group have toned down their approach this time around, preferring to work a more pronounced folk influence than focus on the "psilocybin freakouts" found on earlier LPs like 2014's Commune. For instance, tracks like "Djorolen/Union of Sun and Moon" and the previously released "I Sing in Silence" were performed "mostly un-amped," meshing the band's take on desert blues with the sounds of pan flute.

The record is also said to find Goat exploring African highlife music, "sun-bleached psych-pop" and their own past. Specifically, the closing moments of Requiem's "Ubuntu" blends in the refrain from "Diarabi," a song from the band's 2012 debut LP, World Music.

In addition to "I Sing in Silence," the band are now streaming Requiem cut "Try My Robe." You'll find that track, as well as the album trailer, down below.


1. Djorolen/Union of Sun and Moon
2. I Sing in Silence
3. Temple Rhythms
4. Alarms
5. Trouble in the Streets
6. Psychedelic Lover
7. Goatband
8. Try My Robe
9.  It's Not Me
10. All-Seeing Eye
11. Goatfuzz
12. Goodbye
13. Ubuntu
14. Union of Mind and Soul (Bonus Track)

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