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If you've spent enough time listening to the Mountain Goats, you know that frontman John Darnielle has a remarkable gift for short, economical, evocative fictions that come in the form of songs. He's…   Read Story »
Yep. What you read up there is true, folks. John Darnielle finally sat down and talked some real-talk about goats with Modern Farmer. And as funny as the idea is, it's not played for laughs -- it…   Read Story »
The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle -- who was recently an excellent guest on Marc Maron's WTF podcast -- has been a short ditty for Justin "Worst Birthday Ever" Bieber and his recent battle with the…   Read Story »
Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle might be the single greatest talker in all of indie rock; as much as I love Mountain Goats songs, I've found myself at live shows, wishing they would end so…   Read Story »
A brief taxonomy of prolific musicians, in terms of popularity. We have the obsessed cranks, those who toil in underground music caves without the usual industry strictures to condense their output:…   Read Story »
John Darnielle is quite a character. Having listened to his kaleidoscopic back catalog of Mountain Goats releases since the early 1990s, I felt like a I had a pretty good handle on what he might be…   Read Story »
The Mountain Goats are just about to release Transcendental Youth, which is their 14th studio album. In support of their album the group, comprised of John Darnielle, drummer Jon Wurster and bassist…   Read Story »
It's the '90s again, and for my bucks two cents, old-time favorites Superchunk and their new album Majesty Shredding are leading the charge most emphatically. Photographer Mehan Jayasuriya seconds…   Read Story »
The video for Majesty Shredding's "Digging For Something" was directed by former Daily Show writer Scott Jacobson and stars Superchunk (Feat. One Original Member), John Darnielle, comedian Ted…   Read Story »
When I asked Superchunk's Jon Wurster about Majesty Shredding for the band's Progress Report, he said he was most looking forward to having people hear "Digging For Something," which he called a "pop…   Read Story »