I Wanna Send This One Out To Japan

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!