North Carolina natives the Mountain Goats has announced an upcoming US tour in support of its forthcoming release All Eternals Deck. The group joined Merge this past year and it is enjoying the office’s walking-distance proximity to songwriter John’s Darnielle’s house in Durham, North Carolina. The Mountain Goats forthcoming release, out May 3 via Merge, was partly produced by death metal legend Erik Rutan but based on what has been released so far, Rutan’s past clientele didn’t affect The Mountain Goats style too heavily. The first track, “Damn There Vampires,” is all smooth instrumentation and relaxing melodies, no distortion or double bass in sight.

Fellow North Carolina natives and country-rock maestros Megafaun will join the Mountain Goats on the road. Megafaun will be around for all dates except April 8, in Chapel Hill. More details and tour dates are expected to be announced in the near future.

Tour Dates For The Mountain Goats:
03/24 – Richmond, VA – The National
03/25 – Washington, DC – 930 Club
03/26 – York, PA – Strand-Capitol PAC
03/28 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
03/29 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
04/01 – Boston, MA – Paradise
04/02 – Ithaca, NY – Castaways
04/03 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
04/05 – Chicago, IL – The Vic
04/06 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
04/07 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
04/08 – Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle
04/10 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
04/11 – Columbus, OH – Wexner Center
04/12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls
04/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater Of Living Arts