The Mountain Goats are Getting Into Knives with the release of their new album on October 23. Already anticipated by TFN, Knives follows other recent Mountain Goats releases like April’s Songs for Pierre Chuvin and 2019’s In League with Dragons, but it has been more than five years since we’ve had a Mountain Goats music video in our lives.
That changes with “Get Famous.” Directed by Emmy-nominated David Hollander (Ray Donovan), the music video for “Get Famous” inventively uses custom-made Mountain Goats bobbleheads to tell a story that mirrors John Darnielle’s lyrics about the pitfalls of fame. A group made up of many of Hollywood’s finest crew members shot the video over the course of 4 days during COVID-19, mastering a unique shooting style to accommodate the proportions and “acting challenges” of using bobblehead figurines.
Pre-order Getting Into Knives on cassette, CD, and 2-LP wherever records are sold, as well as salmon-colored deluxe vinyl in the Mountain Goats store. In addition, limited-edition metallic gold Peak Vinyl and a new enamel pin, both available à la carte or as part of a superbundle that comes with a free embroidered patch while supplies last, can be found in the Merge store.