Stream The Mountain Goats’ ‘Transcendental Youth’ In Full

    John Darnielle and friends are gearing up to release their fourteenth studio album as the Mountain Goats. While Transcendental Youth doesn’t officially hit stores for another few days, the whole thing is already streaming. The prolific Southern California outfit has been playing album-tracks live to much acclaim for months now, and the studio versions maintain the energy and passion of those performances.

    In support of the new album, the Mountain Goats have announced a ton of new tour dates around the U.S. and Canada. Listen to the 12-track album in its entirety below via Rolling Stone, pick up Transcendental Youth Oct. 2 via Merge and look over the band’s tour schedule below.

    The Mountain Goats tour dates:

    10.06 Durham, NC: Reynolds Industries Theatre #
    10.09 Richmond, VA: The National*
    10.10 Baltimore, MD: The Ottobar*
    10.11 Philadelphia, PA: Theatre of Living Arts*
    10.13 Brooklyn, NY: Music Hall of Williamsburg*
    10.14 Brooklyn, NY: Music Hall of Williamsburg*
    10.15 New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom*
    10.16 New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom*
    10.18 Boston, MA: House of Blues*
    10.19 Ithaca, NY: The Haunt*
    10.20 Toronto, ON: Phoenix Concert Theatre*
    10.22 Grand Rapids, MI: The Ladies Literary Club*
    10.23 Milwaukee, WI: Pabst Theatre*
    10.24 Minneapolis, MN: Varsity Theatre*
    10.26 Iowa City, IA: The Blue Moose TapHouse*
    10.27 Chicago, IL: Vic Theatre*
    11.04 Huntington, WV: Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center
    11.29 Atlanta, GA: Terminal West*
    12.01 Nashville, TN: Mercy Lounge*
    12.03 Tulsa, OK: Cain’s Ballroom*
    12.04 Dallas, TX: Granada Theatre*
    12.05 Austin, TX: Emo’s East*
    12.07 Sante Fe, NM: Santa Fe Brewing Co.*
    12.08 Phoenix, AZ: The Crescent Ballroom*
    12.09 Tucson, AZ: Club Congress*
    12.10 San Diego, CA: Irenic*
    12.13 Los Angeles, CA: Troubadour*
    12.14 San Francisco, CA: The Fillmore*
    12.16 Portland, OR: Aladdin Theatre*
    12.17 Seattle, WA: The Showbox*

    # = with Anonymous 4
    * = with Matthew E. White