With an unfettered sound influenced by everything from Afro-beat to Anatolian funk, Goat are an experimental psychedelic rock band based out of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Not much is known about the mysterious masked band, though an apocryphal back-story claims they are just one of many incarnations over the last 30 years of a group from a small, voodoo-worshiping northern town named Korpilombolo. Goat's sound is a fusion of world music influences, as they create a timelessly psychedelic sound that doesn't feel anchored to any single time or place. In 2012, the band released its first album, World Music, though Rocket Records
, followed quickly by a live album, Live Ballroom Ritual, the following year. Teaming up with Sub Pop Records
, the Swedish psych outfit returned with the exploratory and motorik Commune in the fall of 2014. After releasing the "It's Time for Fun" and "I Sing in Silence" singles in late 2015 and early 2016, respectively, the mysterious group returned in September of 2016 with its third record, the more acoustic and subdued Requiem. ~ Gregory Heaney, Rovi