American rock band The Mountain Goats recently announced their intention to release Songs For Pierre Chuvin on LP, CD and pink swirl Peak Vinyl on March 26 from Merge Records. The album was surprise-released last year in April dropping only in a cassette format. Pre-order today here.
The album’s allure was met almost immediately with the selling of all the 4,000 cassettes available. They were gone within minutes. With so many fans still clamoring for their copy on top of a desire for other listening formats, the band seeks to quench those demands in full.
John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats had this to say about Songs for Pierre Chuvin upon its release last year in a press statement, “I dedicate this tape to everybody who’s waited a long time for the wheels to sound their joyous grind: may they grind us into a safe future where we gather once again in rooms to sing songs about pagan priests & hidden shelters, and where we see each other face to face. Hail the Panasonic! Hail the inscrutable engines of chance! Hail Cybele!”
The album is the band’s first all boombox record since 2002’s All Hail West Texas. All-boombox being simply a phrase to describe an exclusive cassette release meant for wild ’80s summer beach parties, or any place a boombox is an absolute necessity.
For more on The Mountain Goats, check out our review of their penultimate release, Getting Into Knives.