The Mountain Goats release their wrestling-inspired new record Beat the Champ on April 7th, but they surprised listeners of the Welcome to Night Vale podcast on Sunday by playing a new song from the record, “Heel Turn 2.”
The Mountain Goats return this spring with Beat The Champ, which, according to Mountain Goats main man John Darnielle, consists of 12 songs about wrestling. Of course, many of the songs may simply be using wrestling as a metaphor for various kinds of struggles. Then again, maybe not. He could just be following in the footsteps of noted musicians/wrestling marks like Bob Mould and/or Billy Corgan. Or Insane Clown Posse.