Mysterious Swedish psych rockers Goat have released a new video for their forthcoming single, I sing in Silence, which is out via Rocket Recordings on May 27th. Turning away from their trademark riffs, the band have stripped things down, and rid I sing in Silence of pretty much any electric sounds, save for one twangy guitar line. Instead, there are flute lines and a variety of scrapes and shuffles on the percussion instruments. Over the top is the slightly weird but joyous vocal, as the music jaunts through its own little folk-psych world.
The accompanying Henrik Nyblom and Christofer Högberg directed visuals very much take the ‘amateur camerawork equals something very artistic’ approach as flowers and trees and garments float in and out of focus. Who are we to critisize, as it looks pretty efffective and artistic to us. Judge for yourself, 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. Full dates below.
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
Autumn tour dates:
Oct. 07 – Malmö, SE – Babel.
Oct. 08 – Copenhagen, DK – Den grå hal
Oct. 10 – Cologne, DE – Stadtgarten.
Oct. 11 – Munich, DE – Ampere.
Oct. 12 – Berlin, DE – Berghain.
Oct. 13 – Heidelberg, DE – Karlstorbahnhof Enjoy Jazz.
Oct. 14 – Paris, FR – Cabaret Sauvage