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Goat Announce First U.S. Tour Dates, Drop Mixtape of Afro-Rock and Black Metal

"Can we sleep on your floor?" / Photo courtesy of Rocket Records

Fresh off making one of SPIN’s 50 Best Albums of 2012, Swedish Afrobeat-metal enigmas Goat are finally bringing their krauty, trancey, ritualistic World Music to American shores. If the TSA will let them on a plane in those masks, they’ll be hitting all the usual spots, peaking with an appearance at the sixth annual Austin Psych Fest (also featuring Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Black Angels, Black Mountain, Black Bananas, the Black Ryder, and some bands with other words in their name). To celebrate the news, these consummate music geeks rigged up a swell mixtape (with help from London bloggers-ternt-label PNKSLM, full tracklist here), featuring the band’s favorite black metal burners, Afro-rock rarities, art-jazz swirls, and acid-folk trip-outs. You can still read our interview with the mysterious Goatman, stream their trans-continental headfuck, check out the mixtape below, or just say hello when they skulk into your town! 

Goat Tour Dates
April 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands Gallery
April 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
April 25 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat Backstage
April 26 – Newport, KY @ The Southgate House Revival
April 28 – Austin, TX, Austin Psych Fest @ Carson Creek Ranch
May 1 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
May 2 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
May 3 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt