The Mountain Goats have shared ‘Mark on You’, the latest single from their forthcoming LP Bleed Out. It follows ‘Training Montage’ and ‘Wage Wars Get Rich Die Handsome’, both of which landed on our Best New Songs segment. Give ‘Mark on You’ a listen below.
“‘Mark on You’ was the point where I knew where I was going in the writing of the album: songs with physical situations and palpable threats, something visceral for the tail end of lockdown,” John Darnielle explained in a statement. “Producer Alicia Bognanno ran wild on this one, one of the first ones I sent her; she shapes the sound with an intensely sick riff over the chorus, teasing out the extensions and expanding the blasting surface. Sickest Wurster beat, all pocket no seams. Enjoy!”
Bleed Out is set for release on August 19 via Merge.