"As Many Candles As Possible" is the group's first new single since releasing their Songs for Pierre Chuvin album on Bandcamp in April, which John Darnielle recorded by himself on his boombox.

Getting Into Knives was recorded at Sam Phillips Recording studio in Memphis with producer Matt Ross-Spang, who engineered their 2019 LP In League with Dragons.


  1. Corsican Mastiff Stride
  2. Get Famous
  3. Picture of My Dress
  4. As Many Candles As Possible
  5. Tidal Wave
  6. Pez Dorado
  7. The Last Place I Saw You Alive
  8. Bell Swamp Connection
  9. The Great Gold Sheep
  10. Rat Queen
  11. Wolf Count
  12. Harbor Me
  13. Getting Into Knives
"As Many Candles As Possible" is out now. The Mountain Goats' Getting Into Knives album will be released via Merge on 23 October, and is available to pre-order now.