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Bleed Out
the Mountain Goats
Merge Records
Catalogue Number
Release Date
August 19, 2022
  • Vinyl 2×LP, Coloured Vinyl

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    • Red Marble "High-Velocity Spatter"
    • 45 RPM
    • Gatefold jacket with full lyrics
    • Black paper dustsleeves
    • Wrap-around obi strip
    • Includes digital download card
  • CD

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    • 4-panel wallet
    • 12-page lyric booklet
    • obi wrap
  • Cassette

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    • 3 panel J-card with full lyrics
    • Red cassette with white ink
    • Yellow case
    • Does not include a digital download card

Maybe you are just like John Darnielle: In the depths of the pandemic winter at the end of 2020, the Mountain Goats frontman passed the time trapped at home in North Carolina watching pulpy action movies, finding comfort in familiar tropes and sofabound escapism. But you are not really like John Darnielle, unless the action movies you found comfort in included French thrillers like 2008’s Mesrine, vintage Italian poliziotteschi, or the 1974 Donald Pleasence mad-scientist vehicle The Freakmaker. Or unless watching them brought you back to your formative days as an artist, when watching films fueled and soundtracked your songwriting jags and bare-bones home recordings and in turn inspired your 20th album to be a song cycle about the allure—and futility—of vengeance. But there’s no shame in not being like John Darnielle; few people are.

The resulting performance is Bleed Out, a cinematic experience unto itself. One song about preparing to exact bloody revenge begat another song about the act of exacting bloody revenge and then more songs about and the causes and the aftermath of being driven to exact bloody revenge, each delivered with the urgency and desperation deserving of their narrators and circumstances.

All physical formats include a digital download.


  1. Training Montage
  2. Mark on You
  3. Wage Wars Get Rich Die Handsome
  4. Extraction Point
  5. Bones Don't Rust
  6. First Blood
  7. Make You Suffer
  8. Guys on Every Corner
  9. Hostages
  10. Need More Bandages
  11. Incandescent Ruins
  12. Bleed Out

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