Listen to ‘Heel Turn 2’, a new track from John Darnielle’s project, as featured on the group’s forthcoming LP ‘Beat The Champ’


A “heel turn” is a pro wrestling term that refers to a person’s complete and sudden (often shocking) change from good to evil. It’s when a face (a good guy like, say, Bret Hart) turns his back on the fans and becomes a heel (a bad guy, like, y’know, Sargent Slaughter).

It’s the basis for The Mountain Goats‘ latest track, which will feature on their new album, ‘Beat The Champ’, released via Merge on 13 April 2015.