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“World Music sounds incredible – a pitch-perfect mix of Black Sabbath, Can, Fela Kuti, Funkadelic and the northern-lights psych of countrymen such as Pärson Sound or Träd Gräs och Stenar. The Guardian *****
“…surging, mercurial lead guitar battles big-mama blues wailing over bent boogie rhythms, before melting into a spooked, satanic acoustic-guitar fade.” Sunday Times
World Music…it’s fun and often dizzying, employing a kaleidoscope of unexpected tones and far-flung influences.” Pitchfork
“Ensconced deep in rhythm, it charges and pounds with tribal stomp intensity…” Loud & Quiet
“The deeply infectious rhythms and the unanimously stellar musicianship make this one of the most solid, and thoroughly enjoyable, debuts of the year.” Rock A Rolla
“A brilliant and intoxicating record.” Clash
“One of the wildest and most intriguing records you’re likely to hear this year.” Rocksound
Goat hail from the historical but little known about Northern Swedish village of Korpolombolo, where these two new tracks were written and recorded. And like many of the tracks off World Music, the resonance of the village’s voodoo past can be heard throughout these grooves.
The ‘A’ side entitled ‘Stonegoat‘ continues right where World Music left off with fuzzy wah guitars, relentless djembi rhythms and banshee screams. The under three minute track climaxes with some seriously heavy fuzz that consumes the whole song.
the true beauty of the tracks deep funk groove is released and reveals an even more structured side to Goat’s loose way of making amazing music.
Live shows by the band are rare. But they will be heading to Europe, following their two week American tour in April and May, with a series of festival appearances. These include Primavera, Roskilde, Way out West, Airwaves, plus several others. Goat will also be visiting the UK to play an already sold out show at Camden’s Electric Ballroom on 27th June. After that they will be heading to Glastonbury Festival to play two sets in what will be the perfect spiritual location for their tribal-psych sounds.
‘Stonegoat’/’Dreambuilding’ will be released on 3rd June 2013 on Rocket Recordings.
Luke Insect is responsible for creating the eye melting illustration that houses this great 7”.