The Gathering of Ancient Tribes better known as GOAT has announced a new 7” due out September 25th on Sub Pop in the US and August 7th on Rocket Recordings Internationally. They have released the first single “It’s Time For Fun” which will be backed with a track entitled “Relax”.
The mysterious masked Vodouisants maintain their chanting vocal style alongside fluttering oscillating instrumentation. The repetitive guitar licks and tremolo synths recall a more tribal version of 60’s psych-electro duo Silver Apples. Despite the playful and suggestive title, the track keeps a rather subdued steady tempo with an occasional synth interlude dancing a stochastic rhythm within the looping beats that drives the overall sound. The sound is still very much what fans have associated with Goat, but it also suggests a growth in their overall sound and instrumentation moving forward.
The two track 7” will feature songs exclusive to its release and neither will be included on their upcoming full-length album, for which a release date nor title has been released. Those in North America can currently pre-order the single from Sub Pop.