Goat have premiered the official video for “I Sing In Silence”, the A-side from their forthcoming single. The new visual was directed by Henrik Nyblom and Christofer Högberg. The directorial duo had this to offer about the video: “It was an intense experience where we could visualise our art. It’s a short trip of the life spectre. Look close and you might find easter eggs.”
Stereogum premiered the video and had this to say, “Through its distorted filmography, the video incites a celebration of this brightness and of the quiet and calm that exists, too. As a hooded figured engages with the jovial beauty in the world, they illustrate just how powerful the connectivity of it all can be…The song itself is a folksy psych-pop lope that could almost pass for Woods covering Animal Collective, so a trek into nature is highly appropriate here.”
Goat have also extended their previously announced 2016 European tour schedule through the autumn. The tour now spans June 1st in Barcelona with a performance at Primavera Sound Festival and runs through October 14th in Paris at Cabaret Sauvage.
Autumn tour dates:
Oct. 07 – Malmö, SE – Babel. Ticket link
Oct. 08 – Copenhagen, DK – Den grå hal Ticket link
Oct. 10 – Cologne, DE – Stadtgarten. Ticket link
Oct. 11 – Munich, DE – Ampere. Ticket link
Oct. 12 – Berlin, DE – Berghain. Ticket link
Oct. 13 – Heidelberg, DE – Karlstorbahnhof Enjoy Jazz. Ticket link
Oct. 14 – Paris, FR – Cabaret Sauvage
The band are also hitting many of Europe’s great festival stages in the Summer:
Jun. 01 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound
Jun. 11 – Eindhoven, NL – Eindhoven Psych Lab
Jun. 12 – London, UK – Field Day
Jun. 17 – Duisburg, DE – Traumzeit Festival
Jun. 19 – Gaou/Hyeres, FR – Ile du Pointu Festival
Jul. 09 – Liege, BE – Les Ardentes Festival
Jul. 10 – Gent, BE – Cactus Festival
Jul. 22-24 – Barcelos, PT – Milhões de Festa
Aug. 28 – Turin, IT – Todays Festival
Sep. 03 – Dorset, UK – End of the Road Festival
Elastic guitar lines, woodblock percussion, and flutes which drive the song are enveloped by one of the strongest vocal deliveries by the bands enigmatic singers, resulting in a powerful and catchy psych-pop number.
The B side, an instrumental called “The Snake of Addis Ababa,” is a looping, North-African mantra played on a teasing, fuzzed guitar, underpinned by a djembi groove. The repetitive riff is disrupted by piano that freely solos over the groove, and a pounding drum lifts the song to a seriously head-nodding conclusion.
This single is further proof that, in a world of similar sounding and similar looking psych bands, Goat are standing completely out on their own and we are all the better for it.
“I Sing in Silence” will be released on 27th May on Rocket Recordings (Sub Pop in the US and Stranded/Universal in Scandinavia).