It gives me great pleasure to tell you that on December 6th, Get Lonely will be released through Beggars Japan. There will be three bonus tracks: home demos of two songs which were later recorded but not used on the album (“Keeping House” and “Naming Day”) and an unusual thing called “They Are Stone Swallowers” which I wrote & recorded when John Vanderslice sent me a four-track machine five years ago or so. Contrary to much lazy reportage that’s been done over the years (“their early albums, mainly recorded on a four-track,” etc), this song is the only Mountain Goats song ever recorded by me on a four-track. Except for that one song I did that one day at that radio station in Philadelphia, and who knows what became of that one? Anyhow, good to meet you, Japan – hope to see you soon!