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Celebrating the massive achievement of reaching 25,000 Twitter followers, The Mountain Goats‘ John Darnielle has offered up a previously unreleased song for download. The “first explicitly ancient-world-related song in some time”, “Thucydides II-58” is a return to Darnielle’s lo-fi origins, with the track comprised of an acoustic guitar and Darnielle’s poignant vocals. Check it out below, and head here to download your own copy.
If you’ve liked what you heard here, expect more in the near future. In another Tweet, Darnielle wrote, “This song was what we call a ‘false start’, I had a whole concept for a project I’ll be announcing soon but it went in another direction.” As always, stay tuned to CoS for more.
The Mountain Goats’ latest album, All Eternals Deck, is out now.