The Mountain Goats have announced details of their upcoming album, Transcendental Youth, which is due out October 2 on Merge.
 
As written in a press release by John Hodgman, “Transcendental Youth is full of songs about people who madly, stupidly, blessedly won’t stop surviving, no matter who gives up on them.” In addition to this—as well as a story about stepping in cat vomit at John Darnielle’s house and having to borrow socks—Hodgman reports that this new LP “is a very good album and has many more instruments on it than those early tapes, including Peter Hughes on bass, Jon Wurster on drums, and, for the first time, a full horn section. And all of this makes a very joyous noise.”
 
Check out the tracklist below.
 
Tracklist For Transcendental Youth:
01. Amy Aka Spent Gladiator 1
02. Lakeside View Apartments Suite
03. Cry For Judas
04. Harlem Roulette
05. White Cedar
06. Until I Am Whole
07. Night Light
08. The Diaz Brothers
09. Counterfeit Florida Plates
10. In Memory Of Satan
11. Spent Gladiator 2
12. Transcendental Youth