The Mountain Goats Preview Upcoming Album with New Single ‘Picture of My Dress’

    The Mountain Goats have shared a new single called ‘Picture of My Dress’. It’s taken from their upcoming album Getting Into Knives, out October 23rd via Merge. Check it out below.

    According to a press release, the new song was inspired by tweet posted in 2019 by ‘Good Bones’ poet Maggie Smith, which reads: “Photo essays that won’t happen: Divorced woman drives her rumpled c. 2005 wedding dress across the country and takes photos of it in various locations. It’s a metaphorical ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ sans stapled-on toupee and sunglasses, because the dead thing is the marriage.” Frontman John Darnielle saw the tweet and responded: “this would be a song called “Picture of My Dress” imo.” Check out the full story behind the song, in tweet form, below.

    ‘Picture of My Dress’ follows the previously released singles ‘Get Famous’ and ‘As Many Candles as Possible’. Getting into Knives will mark the Mountain Goats’ 19th studio album and their second this year, following April’s Songs for Pierre Chuvin. 

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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