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Bleed Out

by The Mountain Goats

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Smiley McGrouchpants Jr.
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Smiley McGrouchpants Jr. "Make peace with your family" -- fuck YOU, buddy!!! One of the best since John Cougar MELLENCAMP'S "If you want me to / I'll say a prayer / for your soul tonight!"

Awesome!

Stick it where it hurts, John ... and, err, John!!! 😉 👍👍👍 🖋️ #penSWORDHA Favorite track: Mark on You.
Bear Cline
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Bear Cline This stuff is truly refreshing. Keep it up homies. So far “First Blood” is my favorite track!
Amanda Kauffman
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Amanda Kauffman What other band has managed to reinvent themselves this many times while retaining a core signature sound and producing consistently excellent albums every couple of years or less? I can't think of any, and this wave they've been riding the last three years of releasing stellar material at a breakneck pace without compromising their sound is inspiring as hell. Favorite track: Incandescent Ruins.
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Mark on You 02:21
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First Blood 03:06
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Hostages 07:09
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Bleed Out 07:09

credits

released August 19, 2022

ALICIA BOGNANNO
guitar, keyboard, background vocals

JOHN DARNIELLE
guitar, lead vocal, possibly some piano

MATT DOUGLAS
guitar, keyboards, saxophone, background vocals

PETER HUGHES
bass, guitar, background vocals

JON WURSTER
drums and percussion, background vocals

All songs written December 2020–January 2021

“Wage Wars Get Rich Die Handsome” lyrics by JD, music by JD and Matt Douglas

Final punchline for “Bleed Out” graciously supplied by Peter Hughes in late-night writing session

Recorded at Betty’s, Chapel Hill, NC, January 2021

Engineered and mixed by Shani Gandhi

Produced by Alicia Bognanno

Mastered by Brent Lambert at The Kitchen Mastering, Carrboro, NC

All songs ©2022 Cadmean Dawn (ASCAP) administered worldwide by Me Gusta Music

Representation: Ryan Matteson at Ten Atoms, to whom massive thanks are due for making this happen with the speedy hand that these songs seemed to be ̶a̶s̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ demanding at gunpoint

Cover art by John DeLucca

Design by Daniel Murphy

Thanks to the actors and directors in the dozen or so action movies from the 60s, 70s, and 80s that I devoured while writing these songs, a practice similar to the one I used in the early days of the Mountain Goats and which was a joy to revisit. May your blood stain the concrete, the asphalt, the Miami streets, and the carpet of the banquet room in the upstairs of a Little Italy restaurant forever.

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The Mountain Goats Durham, North Carolina

John Darnielle has written almost 600 songs now, and some of them are very sad, dealing with hard drugs and tragic ends, hurting yourself and others, sicknesses of both body and brain, off-brand alcohols. They are told in beautiful, unnerving, specific detail because he is a very good writer, and also some of them are just true stories about his own life.
—John Hodgman, 2012
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