October is a good month to start weening yourself off the ditzy pop anthems you’ve been singing all summer and get into something that more appropriately matches this shift into less sun, more cold, and sweeping tones of brown and orange. Enter The Mountain Goats, dropping their new album Transcendental Youth on October 2nd. Expect some intellectually stimulating lyrics, plenty of acoustic guitar, and passionately delivered, nasally vocals. Welcome, autumn.

(Rolling Stone)

10/6 Durham, NC @ Reynolds Industries Theatre w/ Anonymous 4
10/9 Richmond, VA @ The National*
10/10 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar*
10/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts*
10/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
10/14 Brooklyn @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
10/15 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
10/16 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
10/18 Boston @ House of Blues*
10/19 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt*
10/20 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre*
10/22 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Ladies Literary Club*
10/23 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre*
10/24 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre*
10/26 Iowa City, IA @ The Blue Moose TapHouse*
10/27 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre*
11/4 Huntington, WV @ Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center (Mountain Stage)
11/29 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West*
12/1 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge*
12/3 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom*
12/4 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre*
12/5 Austin, TX @ Emo’s East*
12/7 Sante Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Brewing Co.*
12/8 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom*
12/9 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress*
12/10 San Diego, CA @ Irenic*
12/13 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour*
12/14 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore*
12/16 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre*
12/17 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox*
*w/ Matthew E. White