The Mountain Goats, the devoutly worshipped band led by singer-songwriter John Darnielle, released their 18th studio albumAll Eternals Deck this spring (read our feature story and watch their in-office performance for SPIN Sessions). The trio kick off their summer tour with Bright Eyes today, and to celebrate they dropped their new video for the lively skiffle "Estate Sale Sign." Watch below.
Directed by Brooklyn's animation team Awesome and Modest (Miike Snow), the new video is like a children's storybook come to life. The loose plot, which follows two ever-morphing creatures that live, die, and awake reincarnated together, flaunts visual cues to Where the Wild Things Are, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and the entire Dr. Seuss catalogue.
Watch the "Estate Sale Sign" music video below, then check out footage of the Mountain Goats live at SPIN HQ.
WATCH: The Mountain Goats, "Estate Sale Sign"
The Mountain Goats tour dates:
7/27, Lewiston, NY (Artpark) *
7/28, Gilford, NH (Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion) *
7/29, Shelburne, VT (The Green At Shelburne Museum) *
7/30, Montreal, QC (Osheaga Festival)
7/31, Baldwinsville, NY (Papermill Island Amphitheatre) *
8/2, Cleveland, OH (House of Blues) *
8/3, Grand Rapids, MI (Meijer Gardens) *
8/4, Indianapolis, IN (Egyptian Room) *
8/5, Chicago, IL (Lollapalooza)
9/24, Maximum Ames Festival (Ames, IA) #
12/2-4, All Tomorrow's Parties curated by Jeff Mangum (Minehead, UK)
* = w/ Bright Eyes
# = solo show
WATCH: The Mountain Goats, "For Charles Bronson (Live at SPIN's NYC office)"Scalable, non-watermarked