Un excellent Mobile pour découvrir The Mountain Goats

Enregistré dans les studios Muscle Shoals situés en Alabama et qui ont vu défiler Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett et Gregg Allman (pour ne citer qu’eux), Dark In Here s’annonce comme un excellent cru.
Menés depuis 1991 par le très prolifique John Darnielle, les Mountain Goats ont une discographie longue comme le bras de la Somme. Ce premier extrait, Mobile, s’écoute au petit matin et permet de merveilleusement commencer sa journée.

[Verse 1]
Jonah went down to the docks to flee from the wrath of the Lord
But the mark on his forehead was visible to everybody on board
They threw him down into the water but he did not drown


[Refrain]
I’m on a balcony in Mobile, Alabama, waiting for the wind to throw me down

[Verse 2]
Now the Lord told the great fish, be free of your burden
And Jonah emerged from his darkness like a dancer crashing through the curtain
And the plant grew but it withered and it shriveled up and turned brown

[Refrain]
I’m on a balcony in Mobile, Alabama, waiting for the wind to throw me down

[Bridge]
Lord, if you won’t keep me safe and warm Then send down the storm Send down the storm

[Verse 3]
Jonah was sure he heard voices, maybe just one voice but real clear
And where he went, the voice followed, sometimes hardly loud enough to hear
“Shall I not spare the wise with the wicked? Hold back my wrath from this town?”

[Refrain]
I’m on a balcony in Mobile, Alabama, waiting for the wind to throw me down
[Outro]
May I address the foreman of the jury? Why do you hold back your fury? Don’t hold back your fury

Dark In Here des THE MOUNTAIN GOATS sera disponible le 25 juin 2021 via Merge Records / Modulor.

01. Parisian Enclave
02. The Destruction of the Kola Superdeep Borehole Tower
03. Mobile
04. Dark in Here
05. Lizard Suite
06. When a Powerful Animal Comes
07. To the Headless Horseman
08. The New Hydra Collection
09. The Slow Parts on Death Metal Albums
10. Before I Got There
11. Arguing With the Ghost of Peter Laughner About His Coney Island Baby Review
12. Let Me Bathe in Demonic Light

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