In order to immerse himself into the world that gave him an escape as a child Mountain Goats frontman, John Darnielle, used it as material for a new album. Judging from the cover and the title of the first preview off the album ‘The Legend of Chavo Guerrero’, it’s not hard to see what the album’s theme will be. The record is titled “Beat the Champ”, featuring cover artwork done by Leela Corman.
The album will be released on April 3 in Australia, April 7 in North America, and April 13 in Europe on Merge. Deluxe edition of the LP version of the album will be feature a bonus 12″ with ‘Blood Capsules’ and ‘Dub Capsules’ on the b-side. You can listen to the first cut from the album ‘The Legend of Chavo Guerrero’ below.
The Mountain Goats – The Legend of Chavo Guerrero: