In August, The Mountain Goats announced their second new album of 2020, Getting Into Knives, and shared its first single, "As Many Candles as Possible." Leading up to the album's release on October 23, they've shared another track, "Picture of My Dress," which you can stream below.
John Darnielle explained on social media how poet Maggie Smith's tweet about "an imaginary buddy movie about a divorced woman driving around the US with her wedding dress" inspired the song back in 2019; view the conversation below. "I thought to myself: what if she's taking it to places she didn't go when she was married, what if she's showing her dress the life she didn't live? I hunkered down and a couple hours later I'd written "Picture of My Dress," he wrote on Facebook